A series of aerial photographs have been released today showing how major redevelopments are changing the face of London’s railway stations.
Views include the new concourse roof at King’s Cross, the development of Farringdon where Thameslink and Crossrail services will meet the Tube, and the changes at Stratford in the shadow of the Olympic stadium.
The newly completed Shard can also be seen in images of the London Bridge and Borough viaduct which is being redeveloped as part of the Thameslink project.
The images were taken last month by the Network Rail helicopter which flies daily to monitor the network checking for faults or potential issues.
Simon Kirby, managing director for infrastructure projects for Network Rail, said: “London’s stations are changing massively both on the ground and from the sky, and there’s more to come.
“King’s Cross is a great example of retaining the grandeur of original Victorian architecture but bringing new and modern facilities for the 21st century passenger and Stratford has changed remarkably ahead of the Games.
“As well as providing some spectacular images which we are happy to share, aerial photography is extremely useful to us to see these complex developments from a bird’s eye view.”