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Osborne chosen for £10m London Bridge Thameslink enabling works

28 Oct 11 Network Rail has awarded Osborne the contract for the £10m enabling works at London Bridge Station, part of the Thameslink upgrade programme.

The works will involve removing and transferring key station services and assets, such as telecoms cabling, by 2013, to ensure that the main works contract for the £800m redevelopment of London Bridge station starts on time.

Osborne has formed a team with Mace and T Clarke for the project. Design work will start immediately with first physical works starting in early 2012, subject to the success of a planning application currently before Southwark Council.

The redevelopment of London Bridge Station is part of the wider, £6bn Thameslink upgrade. Work will include:

  • An increase in the number of tracks going through the station from six to nine and a reduction from nine to six in the number of terminating platforms. This will enable eighteen of the planned 24 Thameslink services per hour to call at London Bridge.
  • Space for around two thirds more passengers to use the service each day.
  • Step-free access to all platforms from the main concourse.
  • A new concourse at street level, with entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street.

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