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Old March 5th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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London Liverpool Street Station | London, UK

London Liverpool Street Station


London Liverpool Street is the busiest train station in London in terms of passenger throughput: 123mppa+ (London Waterloo is larger in area and Clapham Junction has a larger train throughput). It is the terminus for trains from East Anglia, North-East London and the surrounding metro area. Trains go to regional cities and towns such as Cambridge, Southend, Norwich, Harwich and Peterborough as well as serving London Stansted Airport via the Stansted Express.

The station was opened in 1874 by the Great Eastern Railway Company to serve the City of London (the borough, not the entire Greater London of 7mn), and the requirement to build railways to serve the suburbs and greater area for the continued growth of the City. It is the fourth and largest rail terminus (Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street) to serve the 2.90 km² that makes up the City of London. Central London in total has 13 rail termini (the other 9 are: Paddington, Marylebone, Euston, St Pancras, Kings Cross, London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria).

During World War 1, the station suffered greatly when 1,000lbs of bombs were dropped on the station killing 162 people - the first bombing by the German Gotha bombers. However massive post WW1 and WW2 engineering work meant that the multi-faceted pillars and shed roof were repaired to their full glory.

The station was modernised between 1985-1992 to incorporate the old railway shed. However the identity of the station remained, with the added benefit of modern amenities, retailing and improved accessibility has meant the station has evolved to keep apace with the times. Platforms 1-10 are within the main shed and platforms 11-18 are located under the Broadgate complex. The station is now 131 years old.

A common misconception among tourists is that trains from Liverpool Street go to Liverpool which is false. Another interesting thing with the station and the City of London in general: there are no bins, simply because the IRA would use the bins as places to hide bombs.


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Old March 5th, 2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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I prefer Saint Pancras Station,however,the red brick parts of this building are nice too.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #3
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very nice blend of modern and old!!!!! its very clean too! 9.5/10
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Old March 6th, 2005, 02:17 AM   #4
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nice! but not the best london terminus 8.5
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Old March 6th, 2005, 04:46 AM   #5
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I agree, nice blend of elements, and there are a lot of London 2012 ads, LOL. 8.5/10
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Old March 6th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #6
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I was there last week, and I have to say it's one of the most impressive stations I've ever seen - cavernous size, incredible feeling of light and space, nice mixture of old and new architecture; tons of shops, bars and cafes; a really bustling and vibrant atmosphere, right in the heart of the City.

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Old March 6th, 2005, 05:37 PM   #7
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Decent but St Pancras is better
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Old March 7th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #8
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really nice station
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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:32 PM   #9
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10!!!!!!

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Old March 9th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #10
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It deserves a 10 just for the legacy it is. But it isn't the nicest terminus in London in my opinion. London St Pancras takes that, and possibly the crown for the nicest looking station full stop on the planet.
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Old March 9th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #11
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Thanks again Nick, nice pics, for London best transformed station to date (soon beaten by St Pancrass for sure).

It's not my london favourite but i like it, not that busy outside rush hours unlike Victoria or Paddington.
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Old March 9th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #12
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Not the best in London but still good 7.5
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it isn't the nicest terminus in London in my opinion. London St Pancras takes that, and possibly the crown for the nicest looking station full stop on the planet.
I agree, St Pancras rules
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Old March 10th, 2005, 05:05 AM   #14
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Nice one. 10.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 06:30 AM   #17
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I like it! 9.5/10.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 04:07 AM   #18
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Great looking station.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 03:33 PM   #20
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