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Moorgate London Underground National Rail
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Entrance to Moorgate
Moorgate is located in Central London
Location of Moorgate in Central London
Location Moorgate
Local authority City of London
Managed by London Underground
Station code MOG
Number of platforms 8
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 22.220 million
2009 Decrease 21.182 million
2010 Increase 21.040 million
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 10.109 million
— interchange  Increase 1.351 million
2008–09 Decrease 9.374 million
— interchange  Decrease 1.229 million
2009–10 Decrease 6.737 million
— interchange  Increase 1.294 million
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1865 Opened (MR)
1900 Opened (C&SLR)
1904 Opened (GN&CR)
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Moorgate station is a central London National Rail and London Underground station in the City of London. It is on Moorgate, north of London Wall. At one time the station was named "Moorgate Street". It is the central London railway terminus for suburban First Capital Connect services from Hertford, Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth. Until March 2009 it was also a terminus for trains on the Thameslink line, also run by First Capital Connect. It is the site of the Moorgate tube crash of 1975 in which 46 people were killed and 74 were injured.

The Underground station is on the Bank branch of the Northern line between Old Street and Bank, and also on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, between Barbican and Liverpool Street.


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