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Rail firm apology over station work

A rail firm has apologised to passengers for “unacceptable levels of service and overcrowding” at London Bridge. Network Rail’s managing director Phil Hufton says he is “very sorry” for the severe disruption caused by timetable changes to allow ongoing works at the station. Commuters travelling into London from Kent have complained of chaos, safety issues and delays — despite Southeastern …

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London Bridge disruption criticised

New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption in January Travel disruption and overcrowding at London Bridge because of rebuilding work has been criticised by government minister Michael Fallon. The station is being rebuilt as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. The Conservative MP for Sevenoaks said there had been “too much disruption” and some serious overcrowding”. …

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Disruption all year at London Bridge

Passengers using London Bridge station will face further disruption for more than a year because of rebuilding work, rail authorities have warned. Commuters travelling to London Bridge on Southeastern’s Charing Cross services must take different routes. The disruption results from work on north side platforms starting later on Monday. The rebuilding work is part of the government-sponsored £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. Services …

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Mayor meets bosses over rail woes

Passengers had to wait for trains on a crowded concourse for a second evening on Tuesday London mayor Boris Johnson has met with rail bosses to discuss the travel disruption at London Bridge station. The mayor said he shared the frustration of those who have experienced delays and Network Rail were “very apologetic”. The station is being rebuilt for the …

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London Bridge overcrowding continues

Passengers had to wait for trains on a crowded concourse for a second evening Commuters have faced a second evening of overcrowding at London Bridge Station. At 18:30 GMT National Rail said congestion caused by earlier delays was holding up Southern and Thameslink services to and from London Bridge by up to 30 minutes. It said congestion was likely to …

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