Long lost station uncovered at Bermondsey Dive Under

1 May 2015
The uncovering of the remains of a 100 year old former ticket hall and platforms is a recent development in the latest phase of work on the massive Bermondsey Dive Under project as part of the Thameslink Programme.
Engineers working in the old ticket hall. Bermondsey Dive Under, London, UK. Photo credit Adrian Shawcross, Ramboll

Engineers working in the old ticket hall. Bermondsey Dive Under, London, UK. Photo credit Adrian Shawcross, Ramboll

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Described as ‘ghostly’ the platform structures at track level are the remains of Southwark Park station. Perched on a viaduct above Rotherhithe New Road, the South London railway station closed 100 years ago. It only served passengers from 1902 to 1915.

Engineers are now working up in the roof space of the former ticket hall to fill in the old sky lights to prepare the top of the viaduct for new track ready to carry the final track alignment.

The dive-under is a key component of the final stage of the Thameslink project to rebuild London Bridge station. It is a new section of railway track and infrastructure that allows Thameslink lines to cross the Kent lines unimpeded on the eastern approach to London Bridge. Value engineering and detailed design by Ramboll, in collaboration with main contractor, Skanska, and Network Rail, have delivered significant cost benefits.

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Judges on a site visit to the Bermondsey Dive Under for the London Awards 2017. Image courtesy of ICE London

Thameslink: Bermondsey Dive Under

Rebuilding a vital section of the Thameslink rail line at Bermondsey Dive Under included track and infrastructure work, with sustainability and urban regeneration aspects. Value engineering and detailed design by Ramboll, in collaboration with main contractor, Skanska, and Network Rail, delivered significant cost benefits.

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