New London Bridge station opens, offering Charing X connection once more

Two thirds of the new concourse has been opened. Photo courtesy of Network Rail
The huge new concourse at London Bridge Station has been opened to commuters, allowing passengers to make connecting journeys to Charing Cross again.

The station is the fourth busiest in the country and has been undergoing a major transformation, which will increase capacity and allow passengers to connect to any train without having to navigate a rabbit warren.

The Evening Standard reports:

Over the bank holiday weekend the project's construction site was moved away from the Southern and future Thameslink platforms to focus on the north of the station, used by Southeastern.

Trains into Charing Cross have now begun calling at London Bridge for the first time since January 2015, but Cannon Street trains stopped serving the station on Friday and will not resume until January 2018 [when the station reopens fully].