Thameslink trains resume stopping at London Bridge from today – first time in three years

Shhhhh. Keep this under your hat. You won’t see this on many publicity notices or even station boards but from today Thameslink trains passing through London Bridge station are again stopping for the first time in three years.

The services officially start in May and drivers are currently undergoing training for routes through the station. Many trains still go the alternative route via Elephant and Castle but an increasing number will be heading through the quicker London Bridge route.

The new tube to train link

And whilst it won’t be publicised at stations, the train displays should inform passengers whether London Bridge will be a stop.

Architectural detail at new London Bridge station

This is good news for Southern and Southeastern passengers who can jump off their train at London Bridge and hopefully jump on a Thameslink, but as said probably best not to rely on it. Station info will be scarce and you could be in for a wait but that will hopefully reduce in coming weeks before the big publicity blow-out in May.

The Greenwich line’s Thameslink service is due to begin in May this year. Trains will run from Rainham in Kent to London Bridge then through stations such as Blackfriars, Farringdon, St Pancras and finally Luton.


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7 thoughts on “Thameslink trains resume stopping at London Bridge from today – first time in three years

  • February 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Are you sure those trains are actually opening the doors at London Bridge and not just going through the station without stopping?

    • February 12, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Some were definitely opening the doors for passengers. Pot luck though for passengers it seems right now.

  • February 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Interesting. You’ve unearthed a secret passenger train service through one of the busiest stations in Europe 🙂

  • February 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Someone sent the services that *should* be stopping. Not guaranteed however.

    1T13 07.34 BDM – BTN
    2T23 08.54 BDM – TBD
    2T27 09.54 BDM – TBD
    1T27 11.10 BDM – BTN
    1T31 12.10 BDM – BTN
    1T33 12.40 BDM – BTN
    1T35 13.10 BDM – BTN
    2T41 13.24 BDM – TBD
    1T39 14.10 BDM – BTN
    2T45 14.24 BDM – TBD
    2T47 14.54 BDM – TBD
    1T47 16.08 BDM – BTN
    2T53 16.40 BDM – TBD
    1T53 17.34 BDM – BTN
    1T55 18.10 BDM – BTN
    2T63 18.54 BDM – BTN

    1T16 08.33 BTN – BDM
    1T22 10.05 BTN – BDM
    1T26 11.05 BTN – BDM
    2T36 12.29 TBD – BDM
    1T34 13.05 BTN – BDM
    1T36 13.35 BTN – BDM
    1T38 14.05 BTN – BDM
    1T40 14.35 BTN – BDM
    1T88 15.05 BTN – BDM
    1T90 15.35 BTN – BDM
    1T94 16.02 BTN – BDM
    1T80 17.01 BTN – BDM
    1T84 18.07 TBD – BDM
    1T56 18.35 BTN – BDM
    2T62 19.43 TBD – BDM
    1T62 20.03 BTN – BDM

  • February 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I had to look up the three letter station identifiers, but I suspect that the trains now stopping at London Bridge will be semi-fast and will thus be connecting services as before. No trying to get a train from Lewisham to Blackfriars.

  • February 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    If it is not announced, aren’t there people in the train expecting to get out at elephant & castle?

  • February 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Good luck with that.


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