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The National Rail network of the United Kingdom does not have one main London railway station in London, England. National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name describing the passenger rail service previously provided by British Rail, the now-defunct UK state-owned rail operator. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...


For reasons linked to the original construction of the railways in London it is instead served by several main terminus stations which form a ring around Central London and are served by different lines connected to parts of the country. Many lines split in order to serve a terminus in or near both the City of London and the West End of London and some stations have terminal and/or through platforms with connections to other principal London railway stations. Stations on lines to different places are sometimes located near to each other but can also be up to 4 miles (6.4 km) apart. Only one railway line passes directly through the central area without terminating. Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ... Charing Cross is taken as Londons most central place when measuring distances. ... For London as a whole, see the main article London. ... The term West End is most commonly used to refer to the West End of London, an area mostly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden, in London, England. ...


All the main stations are located in Travelcard Zone 1 and most are managaged by Network Rail, unlike most other railway stations in the United Kingdom which are owned by Network Rail but managed by a train operating company. Most stations are also a principal destination for routes which serve the London suburbs and all have either direct or nearby connections to the London Underground network, in particular the Circle Line which connects many of the main stations with each other. Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ... 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. ... National Rail uses the BR double arrow logo National Rail is a brand name describing the passenger rail service previously provided by British Rail, the now defunct UK state-owned rail operator. ... The nickname Tube comes from the almost circular tube-like tunnels through which the small profile trains travel. ... The Circle Line of the London Underground became known as such in 1949, when it was separated from its parent lines, the Metropolitan Line and the District Line, although it had been shown on Underground maps since 1947. ...


List of stations

There are around 350 further stations served by National Rail in the Greater London area of which all can be reached from one of the main central stations. Nine of the ten busiest UK stations are in London. The main central London stations are: This is a list of mainline railway stations in London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ...

Station Location Managed by London
services
National
services
Annual
entry/exit
million
Open
date
Layout
Blackfriars City of London Thameslink NW, S, SE, SW Bedford-Brighton
Gatwick Airport
1.444 1886 T X
Cannon
Street
Image:CannonSt.gif City of London Network Rail SE Kent
East Sussex
1.93 1866 X
Charing
Cross
Image:Charing X.gif Westminster Network Rail SE Kent
East Sussex
4.825 1864 X
City
Thameslink
City of London Thameslink NW, S, SW Bedford-Brighton
Gatwick Airport
12.951 1988 T
Euston Image:Euston logo.gif Camden Network Rail NW West Coast Main Line 27.787 1837 X
Farringdon Islington London Underground NW, S, SW Bedford-Brighton
Gatwick Airport
14.392 ¹ 1863 T
Fenchurch
Street
Image:FenchurchSt.gif City of London Network Rail E Thurrock
Southend-on-Sea
17.019 1854 X
Kings Cross Image:KingsCross.gif Camden Network Rail N East Coast Main Line
Cambridge
49.137 1852 X
Kings Cross
Thameslink
Camden Thameslink NW, S, SW Bedford-Brighton
Gatwick Airport
2.361 1863 T
Liverpool
Street
Image:LiverpoolSt.gif City of London Network Rail E, NE Great Eastern Main Line
East of England
Stansted Airport
38.968 1874 X
London
Bridge
Image:LondonBridge.gif Southwark Network Rail S, SE, NW Kent
East Sussex
Bedford-Brighton
Gatwick Airport
80.773 1836 T X
Marylebone Westminster Chiltern Railways NW Buckinghamshire
Birmingham
6.354 1899 X
Moorgate City of London London Underground NW, N Bedford
Hertfordshire
16.037 ¹ 1865 X
Paddington Image:Paddington logo.gif Westminster Network Rail W Great Western Main Line
Heathrow Airport
25.262 1854 X
St Pancras Camden Midland Mainline None Bedford
Midland Main Line
4.429 1868 X
Victoria Image:Victoria logo.gif Westminster Network Rail S, SE, SW Kent
Sussex
Gatwick Airport
61.647 1862 X
Waterloo Image:Waterloo logo.gif Lambeth Network Rail SW Surrey
Hampshire
South West England
68.431 1848 X
Waterloo
East
Lambeth South Eastern Trains S, SE Kent
East Sussex
0.439 1869 T
¹ - figure includes London Underground
† - T = through platforms, X = terminal platforms

Key to London services: Blackfriars station Blackfriars station is a London Underground and National Rail station complex situated in the City of London financial district of London in England. ... For London as a whole, see the main article London. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station franchise in the British railway system running 225 km north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through Snow Hill tunnel. ... Bedford is the county town of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Brighton on the southern Sussex coast is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in England. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second airport and the second busiest airport in the UK after Heathrow in terms of passengers per year. ... Cannon Street is a National Rail and London Underground station in the City of London financial district of London, England. ... 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. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... London Charing Cross railway station. ... 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. ... City Thameslink station is an underground mainline railway station in the City of London, at the point where Fleet Street becomes Ludgate Hill. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... The London Borough of Camden is an inner-London borough created in 1965 to replace the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, St Pancras. ... The WCML running alogside the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Farringdon station platforms Farringdon station is a London Underground and National Rail station in Farringdon, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. ... Arms of Islington London Borough Council Islington Town Hall Islington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. ... The nickname Tube comes from the almost circular tube-like tunnels through which the small profile trains travel. ... Main entrance and Fenchurch Place Fenchurch Street is a railway station in the south eastern corner of the City of London close by the Tower of London and two miles (3. ... Thurrock is a unitary authority in England. ... Southend-on-Sea is a resort town in Essex, England. ... Kings Cross station is a railway station in the Kings Cross district of north east central London. ... Image File history File links KingsCross. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Kings Cross Thameslink station is a railway station in central London, which serves the Thameslink franchise. ... Liverpool Street station Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, in the heart of the financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... The Great Eastern Main Line is the railway line from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich and Norwich. ... East of England is one of the official regions of England. ... Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is a medium-sized passenger airport with a single runway, located in the English county of Essex about thirty miles north of London. ... Outside view of main overground station London Bridge station is a National Rail and London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark, which occupies a large area on two levels, immediately south-east of London Bridge and 1. ... The London Borough of Southwark is a London borough, located on the south side of the River Thames. ... The main entrance to Marylebone station. ... A Chiltern Railways Clubman at Kidderminster station Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Moorgate station Moorgate station is a London Underground and mainline station in the City of London, located on Moorgate, the street of the same name, north of London Wall. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... The central (and longest) span of Paddington Station Paddington station or London Paddington is the name of a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. ... Categories: Rail stubs | British railway lines ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... St Pancras station is a railway station in north central London, United Kingdom, between the new British Library building to its west and Kings Cross station to the east. ... Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... This article is about the Midland Main Line railway route. ... Victoria Station concourse Victoria station is a London Underground and railway station in London, in the City of Westminster. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second airport and the second busiest airport in the UK after Heathrow in terms of passengers per year. ... The main entrance of Waterloo Station. ... Arms of Lambeth London Borough Council The London Borough of Lambeth is a London borough and forms part of Inner London. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... The main entrance of Waterloo Station. ... South Eastern Trains (SET) is a British Train operating company set up to provide train services in the south east of England including Kent, parts of East Sussex and the South East London commuter routes. ...

  • NW - Barnet, Brent, Camden, Harrow
  • N - Enfield, Haringey, Islington
  • NE - Hackney, Redbridge, Waltham Forest
  • E - Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Tower Hamlets
  • SE - Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham
  • S - Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark
  • SW - Hounslow, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth
  • W - Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Stations shown with London Underground connections

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x730, 97 KB) Generated as part of the London Underground geographic maps project by software written by ed g2s • talk and James D. Forrester utilising GPS data. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x730, 97 KB) Generated as part of the London Underground geographic maps project by software written by ed g2s • talk and James D. Forrester utilising GPS data. ...

See also

This is a list of mainline railway stations in London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ...

External links

  • Network Rail - Managed Stations
British railway system - Major UK railway stations

Birmingham New Street | Birmingham Snow Hill | Bristol Temple Meads | Cardiff Central | Derby | Doncaster | Edinburgh Waverley | Exeter St Davids | Glasgow Central | Glasgow Queen Street | Leeds City | Leicester | Liverpool Lime Street | Manchester Piccadilly | Manchester Victoria | Newcastle Central | Nottingham | Reading | Sheffield | York Class 180 Multiple Unit of First Great Western at speed near Yate, Bristol, England. ... The tracks at the eastern end of Birmingham New Street station Class 390 no. ... The station entrance Birmingham Snow Hill station is a railway station located in the centre of Birmingham, England. ... The original station (left) closed in 1965. ... Cardiff Central (Welsh: Caerdydd Canolog) is the largest train station in Wales, having 7 platforms. ... It has been suggested that Tri Junct Station be merged into this article or section. ... Doncaster railway station is about ten minutes walk from Doncaster town centre. ... Waverley Station, from the Scott Monument. ... One of the mural art works to be seen at Exeter St Davids station Exeter St Davids station is the most important of seven National Rail stations in the city of Exeter in southwest England. ... Inside Glasgow Central Glasgow Central Station is a major railway station in Glasgow. ... Queen Street Station is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and is Glasgows second main line terminus. ... Leeds City station is the mainline railway station serving the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. ... Leicester station frontage Leicester station is a railway station in Leicester, England. ... Lime Street Station (officially referred to as Liverpool Lime Street) is the mainline railway station serving Liverpool, England. ... Manchester Piccadilly station is the principal railway station of Manchester, UK. It serves intercity routes to London Euston, Birmingham New Street and the south, Glasgow Central, and routes throughout the north of England. ... Manchester Victoria Manchester Victoria railway station is the second of Manchesters mainline railway stations, now being much less important than Manchester Piccadilly station. ... Newcastle Central Station Newcastle Central Station is the principal railway station in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Categories: British railway stations | Rail stubs ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... Sheffield Midland Station, now called simply Sheffield, is the railway station in central Sheffield, England. ... The approach to York station and the Royal York hotel York railway station is a main-line railway station in the historic city of York. ...

London stations: Central area - Greater London This is a list of mainline railway stations in London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ...

Blackfriars | Cannon Street | Charing Cross | City Thameslink | Clapham Junction | Euston | Fenchurch Street | King's Cross | King's Cross Thameslink | Liverpool Street | London Bridge | Marylebone | Moorgate | Paddington | St Pancras | Victoria | Waterloo Blackfriars station Blackfriars station is a London Underground and National Rail station complex situated in the City of London financial district of London in England. ... Cannon Street is a National Rail and London Underground station in the City of London financial district of London, England. ... London Charing Cross railway station. ... City Thameslink station is an underground mainline railway station in the City of London, at the point where Fleet Street becomes Ludgate Hill. ... Clapham Junction is a railway station located in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... Main entrance and Fenchurch Place Fenchurch Street is a railway station in the south eastern corner of the City of London close by the Tower of London and two miles (3. ... Kings Cross station is a railway station in the Kings Cross district of north east central London. ... Kings Cross Thameslink station is a railway station in central London, which serves the Thameslink franchise. ... Liverpool Street station Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, in the heart of the financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... Outside view of main overground station London Bridge station is a National Rail and London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark, which occupies a large area on two levels, immediately south-east of London Bridge and 1. ... The main entrance to Marylebone station. ... Moorgate station Moorgate station is a London Underground and mainline station in the City of London, located on Moorgate, the street of the same name, north of London Wall. ... The central (and longest) span of Paddington Station Paddington station or London Paddington is the name of a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. ... St Pancras station is a railway station in north central London, United Kingdom, between the new British Library building to its west and Kings Cross station to the east. ... Victoria Station concourse Victoria station is a London Underground and railway station in London, in the City of Westminster. ... The main entrance of Waterloo Station. ...


 
 

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