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Charing Cross railway station


Published on:  2020-04-29 05:50:00


Also known as London Charing Cross, this is a central London railway terminus between the Strand and Hungerford Bridge in the City of Westminster. All trains provide the majority of commuter and regional services to south-east London and Kent. It is connected to Charing Cross Underground station and is near to Embankment Underground station and Embankment Pier. The station was originally opened in 1864. It takes its name from its proximity to the road junction Charing Cross, the notional "centre of London" from which distances from the city are measured. During the 19th century, the station became the main London terminus for continental traffic via boat trains, and saw several prestigious international services. It was badly damaged following an engineering accident in 1905 and extensively rebuilt, including the construction of the tube lines. It became an important meeting point for military and government traffic during World War I. The station was bombed several times during World War II, and was rebuilt afterwards, re-opening in 1951. In the late 1980s, the station complex was redesigned and rebuilt to accommodate a modern office block, now known as Embankment Place.

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