TQ3179 : Waterloo station: undercroft

taken 8 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Waterloo station: undercroft
Waterloo station: undercroft
This is probably one of the quietest publicly accessible corners of a very busy station. Taken from just outside the lift to the Jubilee Line platforms, few travellers, other than wheelchairs users and others who cannot manage the escalator, ever find it.
Waterloo Station & Waterloo East Station :: TQ3079
Waterloo is the busiest station in Britain (passenger numbers) and the largest of the London terminal stations.
Opened by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) on 11 July 1848 as 'Waterloo Bridge Station',it was designed by William Tite. In 1886 it officially became 'Waterloo Station'.
In 1899 the L&SWR decided on a total rebuilding. The new station was opened in stages, finally opened in 1922 with 21 platforms and a concourse nearly 800 feet (250 m) long. The main pedestrian entrance, the Victory Arch (known as Exit 5), is a memorial to company staff who were killed during the two world wars.
Platforms 20 and 21 were lost to the Waterloo International railway station site, which from November 1994 to November 2007 was the London terminus of Eurostar international trains to Paris and Brussels.
A few minutes walk from the main station, connected by a walkway, is Waterloo East, which connects with trains from Charing Cross
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TQ3179, 1157 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Railways 
Category
Undercroft   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 311 799 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1970N 0:6.7347W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 311 799
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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