The first of the plaques awarded at the 2019 National Railway Heritage Awards was officially unveiled on Tuesday 4 February at London Bridge by Gareth Leslie, Director of Design and Heritage for Transport for London. The work undertaken on London Bridge station as part of the Thameslink programme in restoring as much of the surviving historic fabric of this important station and in integrating new work within the building was recognised when Network Rail was awarded the London Underground Operational Enhancement Award at the award ceremony held in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The plaque at London Bridge station following its official unveiling on 4 February 2020 with, left to right, Duncan Wilkes, Project Director of the Thameslink Programme for Network Rail, Gareth Leslie, Director of Design and Heritage for Transport for London, and Theo Steel, Chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards.
The Tooley Street aspect of London Bridge station; the restoration work undertaken on the surviving historical features of this vitally important railway station was rewarded by the London Underground Operation Enhancement Award announced at the 2019 National Railway Heritage Awards.