This is what I’d look like if I was part of the team constructing the new Blackfriars station, opening 19th May. I’d like to thank Network Rail and First Capital Connect for allowing me the chance to do this. (And to Ham for taking the picture).
The new station has taken three and a half years to complete. The bridge has been made wider, and there are four platforms. There will be new carriages 50% longer than their predecessors. And there will be more services that are more direct.
Barges were used to transport 14,000 tonnes of materials during the build, saving 2000 lorry journeys.
The interior is light and airy, and there are solar panels covering the roof…