25 Aug 2008 (provided by Modern Railways), Category: Rail: Light rail & metro systems
Blackfriars main line station, served by First Capital Connect and Southeastern, will remain open throughout reconstruction, although some planned changes to the service will be made to allow work to be done at nights and weekends. However, complete rebuilding of the Underground station means it will need to be closed from 2 March 2009 until late 2011.
During the closure period, District and Circle line services will not stop at Blackfriars. Passengers will be advised to use nearby Temple and Mansion House stations. Redevelopment of the Underground station will provide step-free access at both interchange and street level, an enlarged ticket hall and refurbished platforms with improved access.