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Liverpool Street London Overground Crossrail National Rail
London Liverpool Street
Liverpool Street Station Concourse, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Main station concourse
Location Bishopsgate
Local authority City of London
Managed by Network Rail
Station code LST
DfT category A
Number of platforms 18
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 1
OSI Bank London Underground Docklands Light Railway
Fenchurch Street National Rail
Railway companies
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London & North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1874 (1874) Opened
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Liverpool Street station, (or London Liverpool Street) is a major railway station in the City of London. It is the southern terminus of the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML), and is connected to a London Underground station of the same name.

Liverpool Street the main departure point from London to the East of England. It serves those places not served by the East Coast Main Line from King's Cross. It has commuter service to parts of East London and Essex, such as Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Witham and Norwich. It serves the London Stansted Airport via the Stansted Express.

It is one of the busiest stations in the United Kingdom, the third busiest in London after Waterloo and Victoria. Over 123 million people use the station each year. It is one of 17 managed by Network Rail. The station has exits to Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street and the Broadgate development. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.


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