Commuters face London Bridge bar

One of the busiest railway stations in London will be closed to many departing passengers on Monday evening due to the Olympics.

A potential clash between commuters leaving London Bridge and Olympic supporters arriving there has led to platforms one to six being exit-only between 6pm and 10pm.

Passengers on services run by the First Capital Connect (FCC) and Southeastern train companies leave from these platforms for destinations including Brighton.

Services run by the Southern train company from platforms 8-16 are not affected.

FCC is urging affected passengers to board trains at Blackfriars station, a 16-minute walk away, or nearby City Thameslink station.

FCC customer service director Keith Jipps said: "London Bridge is best avoided throughout the Olympics because it will be exceptionally busy but on Monday evening our customers will not be able to get on to the platforms we use."