Victoria station retail units demolished for expanded passenger space

Network Rail are in the midst of rejigging Victoria station and increasing gate lines from 88 to 125.

That total will include eight new accessible wide gates in the £30 million project to increase space for passengers.

In advance of installation a number of retail units have been demolished. That includes units next to platforms 2-7 and platforms 8-13.


Platforms 2-7 are used by Southeastern with platforms 8-13 utilised by Southern.

In addition further units near platforms 15-19 have been removed to increase space between platform 14 and Victoria Place shopping centre, which is a key route to Victoria coach station.

My chariot on recent journey to Victoria.

This station map from 2021 shows some of the former units now going.

Changes to the design from initial plans have meant more gate lines are now to be installed. Work is due to complete in March 2024.


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3 thoughts on “Victoria station retail units demolished for expanded passenger space

  • This project actually commenced in mid-summer and I had hoped it would be completed by now to alleviate the ridiculous queues at the ticket barriers, particularly for those passengers alighting at Platform 7.

  • I have no idea what a ‘gate line’ actually is.

  • Platform 8 is Southeastern not Southern and the works are due to finish in April 24
    Also 2 new until will be built near platform 7


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