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Blackfriars Underground Closed For Two And A Half Years

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By M@ Last edited 97 months ago
Blackfriars Underground Closed For Two And A Half Years

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Headline says it all, really. Just a reminder that there will be no Tube services to Blackfriars from today until late 2011, because of foundation work for a major redevelopment of the mainline station (and routine Tube engineering closures this weekend). The work will see the overground platforms stretch across the Thames, with a station entrance on the South Bank. The extension will allow 12 car trains as part of Network Rail's Thameslink upgrade programme. Other benefits include an enlarged ticket hall, step-free access and a curvy new building at the northern entrance.

Last Updated 28 February 2009

Graham

Shame they couldn't make an even bigger hole while they're at it and stick in a Waterloo & City line station.