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Thameslink 2000 plans for Blackfriars and Borough Market

This month Network Rail is holding as series of one-day exhibitions to provide an opportunity to see the new planning applications for Blackfriars and the Borough Market area.

Network Rail submitted new planning applications to Southwark Council on Friday 25 June.

At Blackfriars the plans include the widening of the railway bridge on the existing redundant bridge piers, removal of existing platforms andtracks, a new track alignment and platform layout to provide two through tracks on east side of bridge and two terminating tracks on west side; platform extensions to accommodate 12 car trains spanning entire bridge; new platform roof canopy spanning bridge with roof supports and enclosure screens; new station entrance and ticket office on south side of river, the diversion of the Thames Path under Blackfriars Railway Bridge; partial demolition of the southern abutment of the former bridge and relocation of the listed London, Chatham and Dover Railway crests to the top of a remodelled abutment.

In Borough Market the new buildings would replace existing property on Stoney Street, Borough High Street and at Green Dragon Court. These buildings would need to be demolished to make way for the controversial viaduct to expand capacity to provide for Thameslink 2000 services.

The plans can be seen on Tuesday 13 July (12 noon-7pm) on the Tate Modern forecourt in Holland Street, and in Green Dragon Court, Borough Market on Thursday 15 July (7am-9am & 12 noon-7pm). There will be another opportunity on Friday 16 July (11am-4pm) in Southwark Cathedral churchyard.

Alternatively the proposals are available for consultation at John Harvard Library in Borough High Street.

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