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Blackfriars London Underground National Rail
London Blackfriars
Blackfriars tube stn and Thameslink northern entrance 2012.JPG
Northern entrance on Queen Victoria Street after renovation in 2012
Location Blackfriars, Castle Baynard
Local authority City of London
Managed by Thameslink;
London Underground
Owner Network Rail
Transport for London
Station code BFR
DfT category A
Number of platforms 6 (4 National Rail)
(2 London Underground)
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 1
OSI Mansion House London Underground
Temple London Underground
Blackfriars Millennium Pier London River Services
Southwark London Underground
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
10 May 1886 (10 May 1886) Opened as St. Paul's (LC&DR)
30 May 1870 Opened (MDR)
1937 Renamed as Blackfriars
1977 Rebuilt (British Rail)
2012 Rebuilt (Thameslink)
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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 tube station building site
Blackfriars Underground station worksite during the Thameslink Programme rebuild

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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