London Bridge disruption to go on for over a year

London Bridge Station

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Commuters and visitors to London using London Bridge station have been warned that they face further disruption over the coming year because of rebuilding work.

Rail authorities say that passengers travelling to London Bridge on Southeastern's Charing Cross services must take different routes, the BBC reports.

The disruption results from work on north side platforms which was beginning today as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme

However, it will be over 18 months – August 2016 – before services to Charing Cross station calling at London Bridge resume.

“We realise this will mean big changes to some people's journeys and we have worked with operators across the industry, including Transport for London, to make sure people can plan their new journeys and get to their destinations without extra cost,” stressed Simon Blanchflower, Network Rail's Thameslink programme director.

Network Rail apologised to passengers for major disruption last week when a new timetable was introduced for Southern and Thameslink trains at London Bridge.

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