The London Railway Network is one of the important elements that comprise the city’s public transport system. Find below some of the city’s key railway stations that serves millions of Londoners and tourists every year.
Lodnon Victoria is the key interchange for other major coach and bus services making it the second busiest in the city. Two major travel operators, The South Eastern and Southern Railways function through this station. It is accessed by Londoners who wish to access the close by areas of shopping such as Kings Road, Sloane Street, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square. Tourists flock to the station to visit the famous close by tourist spots such as Tate Britain, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
Charing Cross Station
London Charing Cross is the city’s fifth busiest railway station. It is owned and operated by Network Rail. It is located in Central London, close to the Hungerford Bridge and the Strand. It is also in close proximity to tourist attractions such as The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. It was built in the year 1864 and was named after the twelve stone monument at Eleanor Cross. It is connected to Waterloo as well as the London Bridge. Wide range of hotels and restaurants are located near the station making it an easy favorite among tourists. It has access to the major utilities such as toilets, payphones and cash machines.
Operating since 1874 is London’s third busiest station, Liverpool Street. It borders the Great Eastern Main Line and the West Anglia Main Line and is also the terminus for the Stansted Express. It is one of the 17 stations maintained and operated by the Network Rail. Some of the major destinations that the station serves are Harwich, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Norwich. Another key feature of the station is that it serves two major London airports, Stansted airport and Southend airport.
London Euston Station
Located at a short walking distance from Kings Cross station is London Euston Station. It is the major gateway linking London to Ireland. It was opened in the year 1837 and is managed and operated by the Network Rail. This station is London sixth busiest station and has a crude history with respect to architecture. But today it has been subjected to major refurbishment and serves millions of passengers every year. The station is home to the Eurostar services for Belgium and France. It is located in close proximity to the Saint Pancras International station and the East Coast mainline.