Strategic plans for successfully gating the entire length of Waterloo concourse and the lower arches leading to London Underground (termed Peak Hour Subway) where developed by bpr from feasibility to completion.

The project involved the construction of new retail accommodation and gate line staff accommodation, as well as improved security across the station.

It was paramount that the lower arches ticket gate scheme was operational within an incredibly tight timescale. bpr worked with Atkins to successfully deliver this massive civil engineering challenge for Network Rail within programme.


Network Rail


Pell Frischmann


YJL Infrastructure & Murphy

No. of Authomatic Ticket Gates

126 Gates

The subway beneath platform 1 to 19 at Waterloo Station were fully refurbished to provide additional capacity at the busiest terminal station in London. Significant civil engineering works were carried out beneath the live operational railway, to form new arched openings between two tunnels.

Ticket Gates were introduced to provide revenue protection throughout the station, both in the new subway and at concourse level.

BPR prepared the masterplan strategy to ensure the safe movement of passengers following the introduction of the new gate line.

The design concept included new finishes throughout with durable high quality materials.