London Bridge Redevelopment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1507
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Documents suggest TfL will manage the redevelopment of London Bridge using the example of the 'Get Ahead of the Games' demand management programme. How does this prolonged closure compare and contrast to the Olympics? Can the demand to commute from South East London be pro-actively managed?

Answer

Answer for London Bridge Redevelopment

Answer for London Bridge Redevelopment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the wider Thameslink Programme, Network Rail and TOCs have a plan to inform all stakeholders about the impact on them of the redevelopment of London Bridge station.

TfL is working with Network Rail and its partners to provide coordinated and consistent customer advice on travel options during the London Bridge upgrade works.

Although the engineering works at London Bridge national rail station will last until 2018, the station will not be subject to prolonged closure. At no time will the station be fully closed and periods of partial closure will be at pre-defined times and, according to current plans, for periods of no longer than 16 consecutive days.

In response to these periods of partial closure TfL is planning to work with its partners to assist businesses and passengers to consider their travel patterns, plan ahead and choose the option that best enables them to continue to make their journeys effectively.