Latest London Bridge & Thameslink Travel Advice
From 20 December 2014 and throughout 2015 there will be major changes to train services as our work to rebuild London Bridge station continues and we undertake major track work to improve reliability.
Please follow our step-by-step guide to ensure you are prepared for the changes.
5 step plan
1. Check your journey
The impact on you will depend on the particular services you currently use, please visit ThameslinkProgramme.co.uk for all the key service changes.
2. Follow our travel advice
Alternative routes are available to get you to your rail destination. We strongly advise you to follow our travel advice to avoid crowding, possible delays or being charged. This includes:
- Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your National Rail destination
- Change trains en route
- Look at other options available at the end of your journey such as walking or cycling
- Use recommended bus and Tube routes
3. Check if you ticket needs reissuing
If you are unable to complete your journey on National Rail services, your ticket will be accepted at specific London Underground stations and on specific bus routes at no extra cost. The accepted routes are available on our December 2014 and January 2015 webpage.
For the service changes from 5 January 2015 some passengers will need to get their ticket reissued so that it will be accepted at the gates to access the London Underground network. These include:
- Southern passengers or any permitted route passengers who travel between London Bridge and Waterloo East or Charing Cross
- Thameslink passengers from the south of London with a Thameslink only ticket whose final destination is currently London Bridge
- South West Trains passengers who interchange at Waterloo East for London Bridge
- Southeastern passengers who travel to or interchange at London Bridge station
4. Get your ticket reissued
Southern and Thameslink passengers with a season ticket bought before 10 November 2014 that expires after 4 January 2015 should go to their local Southern or Thameslink ticket office for their ticket to be reissued. Passengers do not need to do this if they have the Southern Key or a Travelcard valid in zone 1.
Southeastern passengers with season tickets bought before 13 November 2014 that expires after 11 January 2015, can get their tickets reissued at their local Southeastern station or at Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street stations before 30 December 2014.
South West Trains will contact their passengers separately in the coming weeks to provide them with information and guidance.
5. Avoid the queues
To avoid queues, we would strongly recommend you go to get your ticket reissued after 11:00 Monday to Friday or anytime over the weekend.
We will regularly update the information available, please keep checking for updates at ThameslinkProgramme.co.uk or follow us @TLProgramme.
For a free reminder on planned disruption, text TLP 7 and your home station to 60777