Ten years after the opening of the Jubilee line extension, London Bridge Station is to be given a 'deep clean' as part of the Tube Lines 30-year PFI-funded upgrade project.
The start of work at London Bridge comes as Tube Lines nears completion of its work to upgrade 96 stations along the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines by June 2010.
The recent refurbishment of Southwark Underground Station brings the total number of stations upgraded by Tube Lines to 75, with 13 stations currently being worked on and work on the remaining eight due to start later this year or early next year.
The work at London Bridge will include an extensive deep cleaning programme, installation of tactile flooring and the redecoration of staff rooms.
"The diversity of architectural styles in stations is one of the biggest hurdles we've encountered – so we need to be creative with how we do our work," explains Eddie Stewart, project manager at Tube Lines.
"London Bridge Station for example has over 23,000 square metres that needs to be cleaned and we even have to use abseils to reach the high ceilings at Bermondsey.
"This is not an easy job and requires a lot of hard work and commitment from our staff. But it'll be worth it in the end – commuters deserve to have access to a world-class tube network and we're proud to play our part in delivering it to them."
Jubilee line services to London Bridge began in October 1999 with through services via Southwark commencing on 20 November 1999.