Blackfriars Bridge railway station
Sloped approach road to the site of the closed station
|Owner||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|1885||Closed to passengers|
|1964||Closed to goods|
|Replaced by||St. Paul's (now Blackfriars)|
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Blackfriars Bridge railway station was on the City branch of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR) in London, England. It was opened on 1 June 1864 and, for its first six months, was the northern terminus of a line from Herne Hill via Loughborough Junction.
It was part of a scheme by the LC&DR to extend into the City of London. It ceased to be the terminus when the line was extended across the River Thames to Ludgate Hill, where a temporary station in New Bridge Street was opened in December 1864.
Blackfriars Bridge station was situated on the south bank of the Thames, directly opposite St. Paul's station (now called Blackfriars); it was connected to the north bank by Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Until the mid-20th century trains along the line used the original 1864 bridge built by the LC&DR, but it was not considered strong enough to carry modern trains, and it was partially dismantled in 1984; trains now use the neighbouring newer bridge. Of the older bridge just the abutments remain, leaving an odd appearance in the river.
In 1885, just prior to the opening of St. Paul's station, it was deemed no longer necessary for passenger trains to call at Blackfriars Bridge, but it stayed open as a goods yard. It remained in this capacity until 3 February 1964. It was largely demolished in August 1968. Today, offices stand on the site of the goods yard, although a few remnants of the station site still remain.
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