Major plans to revamp Waterloo railway station unveiled

Major plans to upgrade London Waterloo railway station and the surrounding South Bank area have been unveiled by Network Rail.

The series of long-term plans have been developed to improve walking and cycling routes, the entrance at the northern end of the station and to create a new green space around the station which will see 100 trees planted.

Network Rail and Lambeth council have created the plans with South Bank Employers’ Group South Bank BID, We Are Waterloo and developers HB Reavis, Bourne Capital, LCR and SB Royal Holdings.

An artist’s impression of a potential future station undercroft (Picture: Network Rail)

London Waterloo is the third busiest transport spot in the country, according to Network Rail,  with 57.8million people moving through the station last year.

The Waterloo and South Bank area host iconic cultural institutions and leisure attractions, including the Southbank Centre, National Theatre, BFI, the Old Vic and the London Eye.

Network Rail chairman Peter Hendy said: “This a significant but first step towards realising this ambition, and there is a great deal of work to do to progress this forward and find funding.”

Pictured top: An artist’s impression of a potential future northern concourse (Picture: Network Rail)

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:


If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.