Construction work on a new station entrance at Surrey Quays station is underway.
The project includes a new entrance and ticket hall on the Lower Road. A footbridge will link both to the current station. Lifts are also to be added on each platform to both the existing and new entrance. New public space will link to mass redevelopment in the area.
A TfL report this month offers a brief insight into the work, stating:
“Morgan Sindall Infrastructure continues to progress the detailed design of the Surrey Quays station upgrade.
“Enabling works including diversion of utilities both inside and outside the rail corridor have begun. The focus is on the safe delivery of essential closure works in November and December 2023.”
To enable the station entrance a Compulsory Purchase Order was undertaken with an opening date of 2025 expected.
Development in all directions
The catalyst for this work is a mass program of development covering a number of sites. The largest is the shopping centre which is set to be demolished.
Plans were approved back in 2019 and covered on this site.
Other sites underway include a tower near Canada Water station alongside other buildings on plots labelled A1 and A2 above.
Other plots have very recently seen detailed plans approved. It includes a major new office site and new builds on the Odeon cinema site.
You can’t miss the main tower, which is visible for miles around and now a key feature on trains into London Bridge station.
I recently went around the area taking photos of changes, which will hopefully be uploaded with a new post this coming week.
Service frequencies through the station are expected to be increased in coming years. In recent months usage on the London Overground has matched levels seen before the pandemic, and in some months shown higher levels of usage.
In addition to an expanded Surrey Quays station work is ongoing on Cycleway 4 linking the area to Tower Bridge.
The segregated cycle lane will mean London Bridge is a 12 minute ride away.