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

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

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

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

    • 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

    • 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.

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

    • Good luck with that.


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