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Network Rail footage reveals pace of demolition at Bermondsey dive-under site

14 Sep 15 Railway viaducts that once carried trains to Charing Cross and central London have been demolished in preparation for the construction of a new junction in Bermondsey.

The Bermondsey site in south London
The Bermondsey site in south London

Network Rail and its contractors Skanska and demolition specialist Armac have been working in Bermondsey to create space for the construction of a new dive-under to allow more trains to run into London Bridge.

The timelapse footage below shows progress.

Skanska was awarded the £60m main contract back in May 2012. (See previous report here.)

The former viaduct will be replaced with a section of lowered track that will allow Charing Cross trains to pass beneath Thameslink services and pop up again on the other side, for a clear run into the capital. Where possible, the original structures have been retained and strengthened to continue to carry London’s oldest railway.

The Bermondsey dive under, scheduled to be completed in 2017, is part of the Thameslink Programme.

See also our previous report of demolition work on this project here.

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