Tuesday 10 August 2010 4.30pm
There was some discussion over this and I don't remember a convincing rationale for not using Elephant and Castle. Given the regeneration of the area it would've always been a good idea to make Elephant & Castle one of the main London stations. There's 2 tubes, the same as London Bridge, plenty of busses, links into the city and West end and, hopefully after the regeneration will have attractive facilities in terms of shopping and entertainment. Whereas London Bridge is on an overground bottleneck into the city and has a tube that doesn't go to the centre of the west end as well as expensive and overstretched shopping facilites. And London Bridge Station
is going to be worked on for a good few years yet as well!