Blackfriars station facts for kids
Northern entrance on Queen Victoria Street after renovation in 2012
|Location||Blackfriars, Castle Baynard|
|Local authority||City of London|
Transport for London
|Number of platforms||6 (4 National Rail)
(2 London Underground)
Blackfriars Millennium Pier
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|10 May 1886||Opened as St. Paul's (LC&DR)|
|30 May 1870||Opened (MDR)|
|1937||Renamed as Blackfriars|
|1977||Rebuilt (British Rail)|
|Lists of stations|
Blackfriars station is a London Underground and National Rail station in the City of London. It is close to Blackfriars Bridge at the junction of New Bridge Street and Queen Victoria Street. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. The Underground station was closed until 2011 while refurbishment and major engineering works took place.
Blackfriars station is being rebuilt and the office building above it demolished and replaced as part of the Thameslink programme. The mainline station remained open during this work except for a period of two months around Christmas 2010 when trains passed through without stopping. The Underground station was closed until late 2011.
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