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Stunning aerial footage of London from above released as part of Network Rail warning of railway upgrades

The aerial photos and footage has been released to warn of upcoming major upgrade works

These stunning aerial shots show London's spectacular skyline in all its glory.

The photos captured from a helicopter above the capital have been released by Network Rail, as it announced a series of rail upgrades.

Southeastern Services will cease to and from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge over the August Bank Holiday weekend and four working days afterwards as the company carryout a rebuild as part of the £133 million Thames Link programme.

On Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27 there will also be no Southeastern trains to or from Cannon Street and there will be a reduced Southern service to and from London Bridge.

Aerial shots of capital's stations as works confirmed(Image: Network Rail)

On Monday 28 August and Saturday September 2 there will be no Southeastern trains to or from Blackfriars.

During the rail closures, Charing Cross lines will be put into their final position, routed through the newly constructed Bermondsey Dive, under and then into platforms 6 to 9 at London Bridge.

Aerial view looking towards west London(Image: Network Rail)

From January 2018, Southeastern and Southern services will be able to "dive under" the new Thameslink lines, aiming to reduce delays and improve the experience for millions of passengers travelling to and through the landmark new station.

Network Rail took aerial photos of the stations they are improving(Image: Network Rail)
Aerial view of Bermondsey and London Bridge(Image: Network Rail)

Simon Blanchflower, Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme director, said: “As these remarkable photographs show, we are making huge progress at and around London Bridge to transform the railway for passengers, as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

"I would like to thank passengers for their patience as we work throughout the bank holiday and following week to deliver more regular, more reliable journeys to and through London."

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