Finished scheme: a footbridge joins the historic concourse to the enlarged circulation area in the 1990s trainshed, while at the lower level there is improved access to the Underground.

WATERLOO IS the country’s busiest main line station and is set to get even busier. ‘The 90 million passengers handled at Waterloo in 2014-15 represent a 70% increase on the numbers seen in 1998; a further 40% rise is expected by 2043’ says Paula Haustead, Network Rail’s Senior Sponsor for the Waterloo and South West upgrade. More recent figures show that in 2015-16 these numbers reached nearly 100 million.

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