The new Blackfriars Station and Bridge Redevelopment is a key part of the Thameslink Programme to accommodate 12 car trains at 24 trains per hour through the core route. It is to become one of Network Rail’s flagship stations and a new London landmark, becoming the first station spanning the River Thames.
Tony Gee is completing the design of the widening and reconstruction of the existing Blackfriars Bridge superstructure and station platforms.
All elements are to be replaced, with the exception of the bridge foundations and arches, which will be are strengthened and repainted. To facilitate the new wider platforms, the existing bridge deck, piers and foundations will be widened by bridging onto the first of the three adjacent redundant bridge columns.