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London Bridge Bus Station shut for three months

Transport for London says that works to repair a collapsed sewer near London Bridge Bus Station - which was due to reopen on Christmas Eve - will now take a further three months to complete.

London Bridge Bus Station shut for three months
The closure of London Bridge Street means that the bus station and taxi rank are out of use

"Following the recent emergency closure of London Bridge Bus Station by Thames Water for further investigative work into a collapsed sewer, it has emerged that the problem is worse than initially thought and will therefore take significantly longer to repair," said a TfL spokeman on Friday.

"Thames Water requires the bus station to remain closed for a further 12 weeks. During these emergency works London buses will continue to call at nearby stops on London Bridge instead."

Contractors working on The Shard and The Place – as well as Network Rail's station redevelopment project – will take advantage of the closure to carry out work around the bus station earlier than planned.

A temporary taxi rank will be set up on St Thomas Street from Christmas Eve.

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