Blackfriars Road railway station
The former entrance to Blackfriars Road station
|Local authority||London Borough of Southwark|
|Opened by||South Eastern Railway|
|Key dates||Opened 1864
|Replaced by||Waterloo East|
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Blackfriars Road was a short-lived railway station on the South Eastern Railway (SER) line, between Charing Cross and London Bridge. It was opened in 1864 with the name Blackfriars but closed less than five years later. It is now retrospectively known as Blackfriars Road to distinguish it from the current Blackfriars station. The former entrance to Blackfriars Road station under the railway bridge on Blackfriars Road itself is still clearly visible.
The station, situated on the south bank of the River Thames, opened in January 1864 but closed in 1868 when it was replaced by the station now called Waterloo East (originally named Waterloo). In 1886 the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) opened a station on the north bank of the river called St. Paul's — this was renamed Blackfriars in 1937. After the renaming of the LCDR station to Blackfriars, the original SER Blackfriars station became also known as Blackfriars Road.
In 2005 the bricked-up former street level entrance and original wording were restored. At track level, widening of the viaduct on its north side is the only indication of its site. In July 2009 planning permission was granted for a cafe to be built over the entranceway to the station.
- Blackfriars Bridge railway station, an LCDR station opened in June 1864
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