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Watch: London's Thameslink Programme apologises for Bank Holiday disruption

Network Rail has thanked passengers for their patience following disruption to services in and around London Bridge during the August Bank Holiday.

Rail works, which included the laying of more than 1 km of new track and more than 6 km of new power cables, and a new signal gantry near Wateloo East, caused severe disruption on Southeastern services as no trains were able to run to Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and parts of London Bridge.

London Bridge is receiving a major rebuild as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, with stages set to continue until 2018.

Thameslink Programme rail systems director Mark Somers commented on the recent disruption: ” I’d like to thank passengers and our neighbors for their patience this bank holiday as we have completed more work around London Bridge.

“Every weekend where we can do work on this scale is absolutely massive for us. Every single piece of track and every piece of equipment we put in position this weekend is crucial for Christmas, which will be the vital next stage for the project.”


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