Thameslink Programme — London Bridge Station

London, UK

Noise, vibration, and dust monitoring for an extensive transportation upgrade project

The Thameslink Programme, at a value of £6 billion, was a project in south-east England from 2009 to 2020 with the aim of expanding and upgrading the Thameslink rail network. It included the redevelopment of London Bridge Station to provide additional platforms, new canopies, and a street level concourse with retail facilities.


  • The Challenge

    Network Rail and its contractor needed to ensure that noise, vibration, and dust would be managed in accordance with regulatory requirements and project specifications. As such, they needed to enlist the services of a specialist team of noise, vibration, and air quality professionals.

  • Our Approach

    Our multi-disciplinary team of climate and performance engineering experts:

    • Designed, specified, and implemented continuous noise, vibration, and dust monitoring during 24/7 site activity over a period of 7 years, including at two hospitals.
    • Conducted passive monitoring using NO2 diffusion tubes.
    • Provided dust deposition monitoring systems.
    • Assessed noise levels against Section 61 consented levels to ensure compliance.
    • Developed and executed a noise and vibration Trigger Action Plan for the nearby Guys Hospital.
  • The Outcome

    RWDI’s efforts helped to ensure that noise, vibration, and dust were managed and kept to acceptable levels, enabling construction to continue on schedule until completed.