|London Charing Cross|
|Managed by||Network Rail|
|Platforms in use||6|
|Live departures and station information from National Rail|
|Annual Passenger Usage|
|2004/05 *||28. Charing Cross is located at the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street in Central London, England. The City of Westminster ( is a borough of London with city status. Network Rail is a British "not for dividend" Company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited a company limited 822 million|
|2005/06 *||28. 562 million|
|Transport for London|
|Key dates||Opened 1864|
|Transport for London|
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
|* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at London Charing Cross from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for London 's zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London Transport for London ( TfL) is the local government body responsible for most aspects of the Transport system in Greater London in England. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This is a list of London Underground stations. Scope This list by their present names of Heavy rail passenger stations in the Greater London region excludes stations served only by the London Underground|
Charing Cross railway station is a central London railway terminus. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. It is unusual among London's railway termini in that its services connect it to two of the others, Waterloo (via Waterloo East) and London Bridge. 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 It is one of 17 stations managed by Network Rail, and trains serving it are operated by Southeastern and Southern. Network Rail is a British "not for dividend" Company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited a company limited Southeastern is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. Southern is a train operating company in England, running to south London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London It is the fifth busiest rail terminal in London
The station takes its name from its location next to the central London road junction of Charing Cross. Charing Cross is located at the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street in Central London, England. The front of the station faces The Strand, while at the other end is the northern end of Hungerford Bridge, which is crossed by all trains serving the station. The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster, London, England. The Hungerford Bridge crosses the River Thames in London, and lies between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge.
The original station building was built on the site of the Hungerford Market by the South Eastern Railway and opened on 11 January 1864. Hungerford Market was a Market in London, near Charing Cross on the Strand, housed in two different buildings on the same site from around 1680 For the railway in India see South Eastern Railway (India South Eastern Railway (SER was a railway company in the United Kingdom Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year 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. Sir John Hawkshaw ( 1811 - 2 June, 1891) English Engineer, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and was educated QtubIronPillarJPG|thumb|right| Iron pillar at Delhi India containing 98% wrought iron]] Wrought iron is commercially pure Iron. The curve of the original roof design can still be seen on the interior brickwork. 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. Edward Middleton Barry ( 7 June 1830 &ndash 27 January 1880) was an English Architect of the 19th century Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 1865 ( MDCCCLXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year At the same time, a replica of the Eleanor Cross was erected in the station forecourt, based on the original 13th century Whitehall Cross that had been demolished in 1647. The Eleanor crosses were 12 lavishly decorated stone monuments of which three survive intact in a line down part of the east of England. Distances in London are officially measured from the original site of the cross in Whitehall, now the statue of Charles I, and not from this replica cross.
The elegant original roof structure collapsed on 5 December 1905. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting By great fortune, only six lives were lost (two workmen on the roof, a bookstall vendor and three passers-by in the street, where most of the girders fell) as the collapse happened outside the rush hour and was sufficiently gradual for the station platforms to be evacuated. An enormous travelling timber gantry had to be constructed to take the remainder of the station roof down safely. The roof was replaced by a utilitarian post and girder structure supporting a ridge and furrow roof.
Following bomb damage in World War II, the elaborate Mansard roof of the upper floors of the hotel was rebuilt in a plain neo-Georgian white brick. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including A Mansard or Mansard roof in Architecture refers to a style of Hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its four sides with the lower slope being
In 1990 most of the area over the platforms was covered by Embankment Place, a post-modern office and shopping complex designed by Terry Farrell and Partners. Postmodernism literally means 'after the modernist movement' While " Modern " itself refers to something "related to the present" the movement of modernism Sir Terry Farrell (born 1939 is a leading English Architect. His typical style is a combination of high tech and Post-modernism. A majority of this complex is currently occupied by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PricewaterhouseCoopers (or PwC is one of the world's largest Professional services firms
There are 35 train departures per hour off-peak during the week.
Operated by Southeastern:
Operated by Southern:
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tattenham Corner Line
South Eastern Main Line
Charing Cross is served by two London Underground stations, one at each end: Charing Cross, and Embankment. Southeastern is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. Hastings railway station is in Hastings in East Sussex, England. Tunbridge Wells railway station serves Tunbridge Wells in Kent, in England. Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent, England. Ramsgate railway station serves the town of Ramsgate in Thanet in Kent, England. Dover Priory railway station is the main station in Dover in Kent, with the other station being Kearsney situated on the outskirts of Dover Margate railway station serves the town of Margate in Thanet in Kent, England. Orpington railway station serves the town of Orpington in the London Borough of Bromley, and is in Travelcard Zone 6. Gravesend railway station serves the town of Gravesend in north Kent; train services are operated by Southeastern. Dartford railway station serves the town of Dartford in Kent, England. Hayes railway station is a railway station located in Hayes in the London Borough of Bromley, south east London, England. Sevenoaks railway station serves the town of Sevenoaks in Kent. Southern is a train operating company in England, running to south London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London Purley railway station is at Purley in the London Borough of Croydon, on the main London to Brighton line, in Travelcard Zone 6. Tattenham Corner railway station is in Surrey, in England. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southern, and it is the National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC Southern is a train operating company in England, running to south London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London History The Caterham branch was opened as the Caterham Railway on 5 August 1856, from a junction with the London Brighton and South Coast Railway Train Services Train services on the line are operated by Southern, and run to London Bridge, Charing Cross (off-peak and London Victoria Southeastern is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. The South Eastern Main Line is one of two long-distance routes crossing the county of Kent, England, UK to reach to Kent Coast The Eleanor crosses were 12 lavishly decorated stone monuments of which three survive intact in a line down part of the east of England. Charing Cross is located at the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street in Central London, England. Charing Cross tube station is a London Underground station at Charing Cross in the City of Westminster with entrances located in Trafalgar Square Embankment tube station is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster, known for most of its history as Charing Cross. The London Underground is a Metro system serving a large part of Greater London and neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Charing Cross tube station is a London Underground station at Charing Cross in the City of Westminster with entrances located in Trafalgar Square Embankment tube station is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster, known for most of its history as Charing Cross. Originally Embankment was called Charing Cross, while the present Charing Cross was Trafalgar Square (Bakerloo line) and Strand (Northern line) stations, combining under the new name when connected by the new Jubilee Line station in 1979. The Bakerloo line is a line of the London Underground, coloured brown on the Tube map. The Jubilee line is a line on the London Underground ("the Tube" in the United Kingdom. The change of name acknowledged that Strand and Trafalgar Square were closer to the station than Embankment. Note that additionally, for a short time, the stations were signed as "Charing Cross Embankment" and "Charing Cross Strand". The Jubilee line platforms are no longer served, following the 1999 extension of the line in which it was diverted to Westminster and onwards south of the river Thames. The Jubilee line extension is the extension of the London Underground Jubilee line from Green Park to Stratford, through south and east London For other items relating to Westminster see Westminster (disambiguation Westminster is a London Underground station in the