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Severe weather: London Bridge station and Millennium Bridge shut

London SE1 website team

The concourse at London Bridge mainline station was closed on Thursday after glass panels were dislodged from the roof as a result of high winds.

London Bridge Station (library picture)
London Bridge Station (library picture)

Some glass panels in the roof were dislodged and fell onto the concourse on Thursday afternoon.

There was no access to, or exit from, London Bridge mainline station, though passengers could change trains at the through platforms.

The concourse was closed for much of Thursday afternoon and evening.

Underground services from London Bridge continued as as normal.

"The extreme weather has caused severe disruption on the rail network today," says Robin Gisby from Network Rail.

"There have been more than 1,000 separate incidents of debris and other obstructions landing on the railway.

"We are doing all we can, but our advice to passengers is not to travel on the rail network in England and Wales unless absolutely necessary."

The severe weather also led to the suspension of Eurostar services from Waterloo International.

Millennium Bridge and London Eye

The City of London Police shut the Millennium Bridge at midday as a "precaution" in the interests of "pedestrian safety".

The London Eye was also closed on Thursday.

Have you seen any damage in SE1 caused by the strong winds? Email us with your news and pictures.

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