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Charing Cross
Charing Cross
Management
Managed by Network Rail
Location
Place Charing Cross
Local authority Westminster
Statistics
Annual entry/exit 4.825 million
Zone 1
Platforms in use 6
History
Key dates Opened 1864
The back of Charing Cross railway station showing the additions designed by Terry Farrell.
The back of Charing Cross railway station showing the additions designed by Terry Farrell.
The front entrance of Charing Cross railway station in a 19th century print. The Charing Cross itself can be seen in front of the Charing Cross Hotel, which is now the Thistle Charing Cross.
The front entrance of Charing Cross railway station in a 19th century print. The Charing Cross itself can be seen in front of the Charing Cross Hotel, which is now the Thistle Charing Cross.

London Charing Cross station is a central London railway terminus which is unusual in that its train services directly connect to two other railway termini; Waterloo and London Bridge. The station takes its name from the Charing Cross district of London, which itself is named after the twelfth Eleanor cross, which stands in front of the station. The cross marks the point from which all UK road distances from London are measured, so the station can claim to be the most central in London. Image File history File links Charing Cross Station forecourt, 9th July 2002. ... Network Rails logo Network Rail is a British not for dividend Company limited by guarantee that owns the fixed assets of that part of the British railway system that formerly belonged to British Rail, the now-defunct UK state-owned rail operator. ... The Victorian Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links Embankment Place, an office and shopping complex, was built on top of Charing Cross station in London in 1990. ... Image File history File links Embankment Place, an office and shopping complex, was built on top of Charing Cross station in London in 1990. ... Image File history File links The front entrance to Charing Cross railway station in a 19th century print. ... Image File history File links The front entrance to Charing Cross railway station in a 19th century print. ... The Victorian Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. ... The main entrance of Waterloo Station. ... Outside view Platform London Bridge station is a railway station in central London (in the London Borough of Southwark), occupying a large area on two levels, immediately south-east of London Bridge. ... The Victorian Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The Eleanor crosses were stone monuments in the shape of a cross that Edward I of England erected in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile at the twelve places where her funeral procession stopped overnight on its route from Harby, Lincolnshire, to Westminster Abbey in London in 1290. ...


The front of the station faces onto The Strand. The Strand refers to: Strand Magazine Strand, London, the primary reference; and Strand National Historic Landmark District in Galveston, Texas. ...


The original station building was built on the site of the Hungerford Market by South Eastern Railway and opened 11 January 1864. The station was designed by Sir John Hawkshaw, with a single span wrought iron roof arching over the six platforms on its relatively cramped site. A year later the Charing Cross Hotel, designed by Edward Middleton Barry, opened on 15 May 1865 and gave the station an ornate frontage in the French Renaissance style. At the same time, the replica Eleanor Cross was erected, based on the original 13th Century Whitehall Cross which had been demolished in 1647. The London and Greenwich Railway (LGR), together with the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway (CWR) in East Kent were the earliest railways to serve the then county of Kent: eventually both became parts of the South Eastern Railway (SER). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Sir John Hawkshaw (1811 - June 2, 1891), English engineer, was born in Yorkshire, and was educated at Leeds grammar school. ... Wrought iron is a very pure form of commercial iron, having a very small carbon content. ... Jump to: navigation, search Edward Middleton Barry (1830 - 27 January 1880) was an English architect of the 19th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... // Events March 14 - Thirty Years War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm. ...


More recently, in 1990, most of the rear of the station was covered by Embankment Place, a post-modern office and shopping complex designed by Terry Farrell and Partners. Jump to: navigation, search 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Postmodernism (sometimes abbreviated pomo) is a term applied to a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture, which are generally characterized as either emerging from, in reaction to, or superseding, modernism. ... Categories: People stubs ...


Connections

Trains leaving London Charing Cross go straight over the Thames.
Trains leaving London Charing Cross go straight over the Thames.

Services from the station run to Kent, Hastings and south east London. It is situated at the northern end of Hungerford Bridge and is one of seventeen UK stations managed by Network Rail. Charing Cross railway station from the London Eye, 2003-12-06. ... Charing Cross railway station from the London Eye, 2003-12-06. ... Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge entering Oxford: 17. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Hastings is a town and local government district in South East England, in the county of East Sussex. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Hungerford Bridge is a bridge (or triplet of bridges) over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge. ... Network Rails logo Network Rail is a British not for dividend Company limited by guarantee that owns the fixed assets of that part of the British railway system that formerly belonged to British Rail, the now-defunct UK state-owned rail operator. ...


It is served by two London Underground stations, one at each end - Embankment and Charing Cross.-1... Embankment station, April 2002 Embankment tube station is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. ... Charing Cross London Underground station serves both the Northern and Bakerloo lines and provides an interchange with the National Rail network at Charing Cross station. ...


References

  • Station history from Network Rail.

External links

  • Station information on Charing Cross railway station from Network Rail
  • Train times for Charing Cross railway station from National Rail



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Charing Cross railway station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (478 words)
London Charing Cross station is a central London railway terminus which is unusual in that its train services directly connect to two other railway termini; Waterloo and London Bridge.
The station takes its name from the Charing Cross district of London, which itself is named after the twelfth Eleanor cross, which was located south of Trafalgar Square but was taken down by order of Parliament in 1647 as an "idolatrous object" and replaced by a statue of King Charles I.
A year later the Charing Cross Hotel, designed by Edward Middleton Barry, opened on 15 May 1865 and gave the station an ornate frontage in the French Renaissance style.
Charing Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile.
The one which stands at Charing Cross, in front of the railway station, is a re-located Victorian "copy" (designed by architect Edward Middleton Barry) of the original, which was not nearly as large or ornate as the Victorian version.
The name Charing Cross derives from the old English word charing, meaning a bend in the river; thus, the Charing Cross is "the cross by the bend in the river".
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