Busiest Train Stations in London

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They are quick and an economic way to travel between the suburbs of the old English city. Described below are some of the busiest stations in the city.

Waterloo

Located in the London borough of Lambeth, Waterloo is London's busiest station. This railway station is maintained and operated by Network Rail. Between the year 2010 and 2011, the station served nearly 90 million passengers. The major reason for the heavy traffic in the station is that it acts as the finishing point for a number of railway lines coming from Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and the whole of southwest England. The station was first opened to operation in the year 1848 and today it is a fully fledged center with all basic amenities.

Victoria

The Victoria station is one of London's major railway stations and acts as a key interchange for the other coach and bus services. Two major travel operators, The South Eastern and Southern Railways function through this station. Londoners flock to the station to gain access to the close by areas of shopping such as Kings Road, Sloane Square, Sloane Street and Knightsbridge and tourists are seen in huge numbers to visit famous tourist spots such as Tate Britain, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. This makes Victoria the second busiest station in London.

Bridge

Operating since 1836, The London Bridge station is one of the busiest in London. It is located in the London Borough of Southwark. The station is one of the oldest in London and serves over 40 million people every year. It has been updated after a major refurbishment in the year 1978.

Liverpool Street

Liverpool street station, opened in the year 1874, is London's third busiest station. The station borders the Great Eastern Main Line and the West Anglia Main Line. It also acts as the finishing point of the Stansted Express. The station is one of the 17 stations maintained by Network Rail Limited. It serves Stansted airport and the Southern airport.

Clapham Junction

Clampham Junction is located in the London Borough of Wandsworth. With over 2000 trains passing through the station, it is one of the busiest in London. One of the most unique features of the station is that routes from two of the busiest termini, Waterloo and Victoria, channel through this junction. The station has three major entrances the north, the South west and the South east entrance. The station has public toilets, renovation stalls and a small supermarket.



Source by Catherine Richard