Liverpool Street Railway Station, London
Liverpool Street Station is a connected railway and underground station in Central London. The station is in the Bishopsgate area in the northeastern corner of the City of London. It's the third busiest railway station in London after Waterloo Station and Victoria Station and the sixth busiest London Underground station.
Liverpool Street Station first opened to travellers in 1874 as a replacement for Bishopsgate Station. There are five entrances to the station including the Sun Street Passage, Broadgate, at the corner of Liverpool Street and Old Broad Street, Bishopsgate and Primrose Street. The railway station comprises of 18 platforms that handles over 60 million passengers annually.
Liverpool Street Station is close to London's arty area of Shoreditch, the Barbican Centre, Old Spitafields Market and the Gherkin skyscraper.
Trains departing from Liverpool Street Station travel across East England including Norwich, Southminster, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend Victoria, Cambridge, Harlow Town and Hertford East. The station serves the Great Eastern Main Line to Norwich, the West Anglia Main Line to Cambridge and the Stansted Express trains to Stansted Airport and Southend Airport. There are also train services to Harwich International Port for the Stena Line ferries sailing to the Hook of Holland in the southeastern corner of the Netherlands. More information about train services at Liverpool Street Station is available from the National Rail website.
Transport at Liverpool Street Station
London Underground's Liverpool Street Station serves several lines including the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines. The Central Line and Metropolitan Line are the only lines in the underground network to cross the Greater London Boundary. The station for buses is just outside the railway station and serves the Bishopsgate area – there are four bus stands (A, B, C and D). More information about public transport in London is available from the Transport for London website.
The pick up and drop off point for cars is by the taxi rank in the station’s central roadway. The taxi rank is within the station and next to Platform 10 in the central roadway. The station does not have car parks and the nearest car parks are at Broadgate, London Finsbury Square and Great Ocean Street - within 10-15 minutes walking distance. Bicycle racks are available and located at Platform 10 and at the Bishopsgate entrance.
Facilities and services available at Liverpool Street Station include:
- Shops including newsagent, pharmacy, gift shops, grocery shop and boutiques
- Food outlets including fast food, bakery shops, coffee shops and delis
- Fitness gym, hair salon and tanning shop
- ATMs located on the concourse
- Foreign currency exchange desk
- Left luggage facility
- Baby changing facility
- Public Wi-Fi internet access
Liverpool Street Station concourse by David Ilif
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