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Blackfriars Station

Blackfriars Station The station nameboard, greeting passengers heading into the station from routes such as London Bridge and Elephant & Castle. This view gives a good impression of how far over the river the platforms currently extend, and they are to be lengthened further! Looking east, Cannon Street station and bridge can just be seen in the background with, beyond, London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

photograph by David Glasspool

 
The side view of the current trainshed. A similar sized structure will be constructed across the the bridge, thus the entire bridge will be dominated by a new, but lower, trainshed roof. This indicates vast platform extensions and the proposed exit on the south side of the Thames. Today's current view, however, still shows the classic design of yesteryear.

photograph by David Glasspool

Blackfriars Station
Blackfriars Station A big picture for a big subject!

The stones of the old Blackfriars station façade, which are situated at the end of the platforms, highlighting the destinations of which the station once served. These destinations are both national and international (Margate, Sevenoaks - Geneva, Vienna!).

photograph by David Glasspool

 
The former railway bridge's supports, standing next to the current Blackfriars bridge. Since it would be expensive and virtually pointless to remove them, they have been left as more features of London's history, restored and nicely painted. The bridge they once carried is, of course, long gone.

photograph by David Glasspool

Blackfriars Station
 
Blackfriars Station Not strictly Blackfriars, but .....

The Holborn Viaduct road bridge, from which the former Holborn Viaduct Station took its name.

photograph by David Glasspool

 
Also not much to do with Blackfriars, but .....

The new ultra-modern entrance to the underground City Thameslink station on the site of the old Holborn Viaduct Station. Construction is ongoing, quite the normal situation in London!

photograph by David Glasspool

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