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250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station

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Passengers waiting for trains at the newly rebuilt London Bridge Station will soon have somewhere to sit with an extra 250 new seats due to be installed soon.

250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station
New wooden seats - like these ones pictured at Victoria - are coming soon to London Bridge

The Autumn 2018 National Rail Passenger Survey showed just 23 per cent passenger satisfaction with seating at Victoria and 36 per cent at London Bridge.

Network Rail's South East route team decided to upgrade the seating in response to that passenger feedback and the total seat capacity at Victoria and London Bridge is now being increased from 150 to 400 at each station.

John Halsall, managing director of Network Rail south east, said: "Thank you to everyone involved, it's a really significant development for us and shows we are listening to passengers and putting them first.

"We need to look after our passengers from the moment they choose to travel by train and this project shows we care and that we want them to have a comfortable journey as soon as they arrive at our stations."

The seats, similar to those installed at Stansted Airport, were made by Green Furniture Concepts, based in Malmo, Sweden. The team chose a multi-coloured wooden configuration with tables built in for laptops and coffee cups.

Installation has started at Victoria and will continue at London Bridge.

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