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Blackfriars station

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Blackfriars station

Blackfriars station is a London Underground and National Rail station complex situated in the City of London financial district of London in England. The complex is in Travelcard Zone 1.

Tha National Rail station has both through platforms and terminal platforms. The through platforms are served by trains running north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton and operated by Thameslink. The terminal platforms are used by South Eastern Trains.

The London Underground station is on the Circle and District lines, between Temple and Mansion House.

The station is on the north bank of the River Thames, near the Blackfriars Bridge, and is adjacent to London River Services' Blackfriars Pier.

History

The original Blackfriars station was opened in 1864, on the south bank of the River Thames. It closed in 1886 after the opening of Blackfriars Bridge, and a new station, then called St Paul's opened on the north bank. It was renamed to Blackfriars station in 1937.

Northbound services used to go to Holborn Viaduct station, but now go to City Thameslink station.

The Cambridge Buskers started here.

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