Barriers on bridges as station re-opens after terror attack


London Bridge station has re-opened following the terror attack that left seven members of the public dead and dozens injured while barriers have been installed on some bridges in the capital.

According to the National Rail website trains are now able to run normally to and from the station.

Transport for London (TfL) said on Monday morning that London Bridge Underground station would operate a normal service but added that the only entrance and exit to the station would be the Tooley Street entrance, which may lead to queuing systems.

A number of roads in the area remained closed on Monday morning. Although London Bridge itself has partially reopened, TfL said there would be limited access to walk across.

TfL advised passengers who usually use the closed roads to cross the river to use London Underground services or National Rail services to Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and Victoria stations.

Saturday night’s attack was the second this year in which terrorists drove a vehicle onto pedestrians on a bridge. Barriers have been installed between the pavement and the roadway on some cross-river bridges in the capital. 

The Metropolitan Police said one British Transport Police officer and three of its own officers were injured during the attack on Saturday night.

Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said on Sunday night: ‘Officers have been working tirelessly to process the crime scenes and release the cordons. We are hopeful that some of the cordons around London Bridge station will be released during the course of tomorrow [Monday] morning but consult TFL website before you set out on your journeys into and around London tomorrow.'

He added: ‘The public can expect to see additional police – both armed and unarmed officers - across the capital as you would expect in these circumstances. And our security and policing plans for events are being reviewed, the public will also see increased physical measures on London’s bridges to keep the public safe.’

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