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Charing Cross tube station

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One of the entrances to Charing Cross tube station from Trafalgar Square
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A roundel sign on one of the Northern Line platforms at Charing Cross station, within the mural by David Gentleman

Charing Cross tube station of the London Underground serves both the Northern Line and Bakerloo Line networks and provides an interconnect with the national railway network at Charing Cross station.

On the Northern Line is it between Embankment and Leicester Square, and on the Bakerloo Line it is between Embankment and Piccadilly Circus. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

A 100 metre mural along the Northern Line platforms, designed by David Gentleman, shows scenes from the funeral journey of Eleanor of Castile (the wife of Edward I), from Nottinghamshire to her tomb in Westminster Abbey (see Eleanor cross).

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History

The station used to be separate stations with the Bakerloo Line being served (since March 10, 1906) by Trafalgar Square station and the Northern Line (since June 22, 1907) by Strand station. The concourses were linked with subterrean underpasses and walkways and the resulting complex named "Charing Cross" on May 1, 1979, when the station also became the southern terminus of the new Jubilee Line. The Jubilee Line platforms were closed in 1999 when that line was extended via Westminster and the South Bank to Stratford.

The Northern line station had also gone by several other names, having opened as Charing Cross station on June 22, 1907, being renamed to "Charing Cross (Strand)" on April 6, 1914. On May 9, 1915, the station took the name with which it was to remain until being closed for refurbishment and rebuilding on June 4, 1973.

The name "Charing Cross" had also previously used by what is now Embankment tube station. For all the time Charing Cross was known as "Charing Cross (Strand)", Embankment had used the name "Charing Cross (Embankment)". When Charing Cross (Strand) took the name "Strand", Charing Cross (Embankment) became "Charing Cross" until August 4, 1974.

The abandoned Jubilee line platform was used in the filming of the 2005 film Creep.

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