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Victoria Railway Station, London

Victoria Station is a connected railway terminal and underground station in Central London's City of Westminster. The 19th century Victoria Station is the second busiest railway station in London after Waterloo Station, handling over 80 million passengers each year. The area around the railway station is an important interchange for London’s local buses.

There are actually two separate terminals at Victoria Station, one serving the Chatham Main Line and the other the Brighton Main Line. The station actually gives the feel of being at two separate stations! To prevent confusion, the floor of the main concourse is marked with different coloured lines to guide travellers to the correct terminal. The terminal for the Chatham Main Line comprises of platforms 1-8 and terminal for the Brighton Main Line comprises of platforms 9-19.

Location

Victoria Station is between Victoria Street, Vauxhall Bridge Road and Buckingham Palace Road. The railway station is located west and within walking distance from Westminster Cathedral.

 
 

Railway Lines

Platforms 1–8 are the London terminal for the Chatham Main Line operated by Southeastern. The line passes through the southeastern corner of England towards Dover. Cities and towns connected along the route include Rochester, Chatham and Ramsgate. Platforms 9-19 are the London terminal for the Brighton Main Line operated by Southern. The line heads to the seaside resort of Brighton on the southern coast of England. The Gatwick Express runs from platforms 13 and 14 and is a shuttle service between Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport departing every 15 minutes and every 30 minutes the service extends to Brighton. More information about train services at Victoria Station is available from the National Rail website

Aerial view of London Victoria by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

Transport at Victoria Station

There are two connected London Underground stations at Victoria Station, which are at different levels. One underground station serves the Circle and District Lines and the other the Victoria Line. Victoria Station is nearby Victoria Coach Station, a major coach (long distance bus) terminal connecting London with various parts of the UK mainland and the European continent. Also nearby is Victoria Bus Station, the busiest London bus station serving 19 routes and 200 buses passing each hour during peak periods. More information about public transport in London is available from the Transport for London website.

London Victoria Station by Ewan Munro

The pick up and drop off point for cars is at the car park on Eccleston Bridge Road. There is a taxi rank in front of the station entrance (Terminus Place) and the upper level entrance (Victoria Place). The main parking area is at Victoria Place with additional parking at Hudson’s Place and slightly further is the car park at Eccleston Bridge. Bicycle racks are available and located in front of the station entrance and upper level entrance.

Facilities

Facilities and services available at Victoria Station include:

  • Shops including newsagent, pharmacy, gift shops, grocery shop and boutiques
  • Food outlets including restaurants, fast food, bakery shops, coffee shops and delis
  • Tourist office including bookings for shows, attractions, tours, travel and restaurants
  • ATMs located on the Eastern and Central Concourse
  • Foreign currency exchange desk
  • Left luggage facility
  • Baby changing facility
  • Public Wi-Fi internet access
  • Payphones

Victoria Station concourse by Iceaxejuggler

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