Blackfriars Bridge railway station

Blackfriars Bridge railway station

. [ [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/b/blackfriars_bridge/index.shtml Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites:Blackfriars Bridge Station ] ]

In 1885 with the opening of St Pauls station (later renamed Blackfriars) it was no longer deemed necessary for passenger requirements, and remained open solely as a goods station. It remained in this capacity into the 1960s until it was finally shut completely in 1964, outlasting several other stations on the line such as Camberwell which was closed down in 1916. [ [http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/ London's Abandoned Tube Stations ] ]

The station is situated on the southern bank of the River Thames, directly opposite what is now Blackfriars station and connected to it via the Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Until the mid-twentieth century trains along the line used the original 1864 bridge built by the LC&DR, but it was not considered strong enough for modern trains, and it was partially dismantled in 1984 and the traffic now uses the newer bridge. Of the older bridge just the abutments remain, leaving an odd appearance in the river. [ [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/b/blackfriars/index.shtml Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites: Blackfriars Station ] ]

Today offices stand where the goods yards once was, through there are still a few remnants of the station.

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