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Herne Hill railway station

Herne Hill railway station is a passenger railway station in Lambeth, South London. Opened on 25 August 1862 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, the station was an important interchange for passengers travelling between London and continental Europe for many decades; direct rail services were available to the Kent coast and London Victoria, the City of London and King's Cross. The arrival of the railways transformed Herne Hill from a wealthy suburb with large residential estates into a densely populated urban area; the number of residents increased five-fold in the decade after the station’s opening as workers took advantage of the fast and cheap trains to central London (some services cost as little as a penny per journey). Today, the station is served by two commuter routes and used by more than 2.6 million passengers a year. The original building, which is still in use, has been praised for its architectural quality and was Grade II listed in 1998. (more...)

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