Thameslink: August 2017 highlights timelapse.(Network Rail)

From Saturday 26 August to Saturday 2 September, more than 4,500 engineers worked a total of over 92,000 hours to deliver on time a £12m programme of investment by Network Rail.

This was one of the most challenging and complicated phases of major engineering work the Thameslink Programme team has delivered to date.

Network Rail and Southeastern would like to thank the tens of thousands of passengers from across the South East who made changes to their journeys while London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross – some of the capital’s busiest stations – were closed and trains diverted to other London stations.

Watch what the teams got up to in the run up to, and during the bank holiday works in this highlights timelapse. For more info: For further information on our work this August and detailed travel advice, please visit –