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London Bridge National Rail
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The class 171 train at London Bridge station
London Bridge is located in Central London
London Bridge
London Bridge
Location of London Bridge in Central London
Location Southwark
Local authority City of London
Managed by Network Rail
Station code LBG
Number of platforms 15
Fare zone 1
London Bridge tube station London Underground
Bank tube station London Underground
Key dates
1836 London Bridge station opened
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London Bridge station is a major railway and London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark. It is immediately south-east of London Bridge and 1.6 miles (2.6 km) east of Charing Cross. It is the oldest railway terminus in London, opened in June 1839. There is also a bus station. It is the fourth busiest rail terminal in London. In addition, it is where many commuters transfer between lines.

The mainline station is one of 18 railway stations managed by Network Rail and is a major transport terminus and interchange for south London. Over 54 million people a year use the station.

The underground station is a junction station of two lines, the Jubilee Line and the Bank branch of the Northern Line. All underground platforms are accessed through ticket barriers. The station is in Travelcard Zone 1. It is south of the River Thames, so it does not have a direct connection to the Circle Line.

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Two Southeastern trains approaching London Bridge station.

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