Five new platforms have opened at London Bridge station this morning.

This was one of the final stages of a £1 billion redevelopment of London Bridge station, which began in 2013.

Cannon Street trains will now be able to resume calling at the station.

Network Rail chief executive, Mark Carne, said: "The opening of our landmark station is a shining example of the investment we are making in the railway.

"I would like to thank passengers for their patience while we transformed London Bridge into the modern transport hub it is today, with more trains to more destinations, connecting north-south London and beyond."

Today also marked the average railway fare prices rising by 3.4 per cent.

About 50 million passengers use London Bridge station each year.