London Bridge Station Redevelopment: A sustainable and safe project lecture, London

13 March, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00

The newly redeveloped London Bridge station taking shape.
The newly redeveloped London Bridge station taking shape.

About this event

The 'Thameslink Programme' has been aligned to deliver 'Key Outputs' set by the Department for Transport in terms of enhancement to the north / south link through London's rail network designed to improve connectivity, economic growth, more frequent train services and improved rolling stock.

The project is part of an industry-wide programme of inter-related projects ultimately enabling 24 trains per hour through the central core from Blackfriars to St Pancras International. The programme has, to date, not missed one of its key milestones and continues to drive the highest standards of safety performance in the Rail Industry. London Bridge is due to open fully in 2018.


  • Sharon Fink, Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager, Network Rail
  • Lewis Atherton, Programme Manager, Network Rail
  • Rupert Shingleton, Project Director, Costain

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Sharon Fink

Sharon has worked in the rail industry for 22 years, starting her career in Railtrack before Network Rail was formed. Sharon has worked on the construction projects area of the company, where she was responsible for assurance activities across the national projects portfolio. She was involved in the Thameslink Programme 9 years ago, in 2008 working across the Programme both on the Railway Systems and Civils construction projects.

Sharon is member of the Institute of Personnel & Development working as a Human Resources Manager, also Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in 2011. Sharon has worked on the London Bridge Station Redevelopment project as part of the Thameslink Programme since the beginning of its redevelopment in 2012 and plans to be there when it opens in 2018.

Lewis Atherton

Lewis has worked in the rail industry for 30 years, starting his career in the latter part of the nationalised industry of British Rail (BR) in electrical engineering. He moved into the private sector when BR was privatised as Railtrack plc in 1995.

In the years since then he has gained valuable experience during a time of railway infrastructure investment unparalleled since the Victorian era; including projects such as the CTRL construction (Highspeed 1), Station Regeneration Programme, Power Supply Upgrade Programme, working also in Operations and Maintenance of the UK's first high speed network HS1 before latterly joining the Thameslink Programme on London Bridge Redevelopment as Programme Manager in 2015 on one of the most complex and challenging projects that Network Rail has undertaken.

Rupert Shingleton

Rupert, a Chartered Member of ICE, is a Project Director with 25 years contracting experience spent at Costain Ltd. His early career was within Regional Civil Engineering delivering schemes ranging from sea defences to water treatment plants. Latterly delivering major projects in multi discipline infrastructure, Rupert moved to London in 2011 to work on the Crossrail Programme. Since 2013 Rupert has been at the Thameslink Programme with a leading role in the completion of Projects. This has centred on quality, assurance deliverables and handback to operational end user stakeholders.