TQ3179 : New ticket barriers at Waterloo

taken 10 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

New ticket barriers at Waterloo
New ticket barriers at Waterloo
Until 2009, Waterloo - by some measures Britain's busiest station - had no ticket barriers. Tickets were "checked" at peak times, though how many people waved an out-of-date ticket as they walked through could never be known. Now there are automatic ticket gates at all the platform entrances - said to be the largest such installation in Europe.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 April, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 26 April, 2009
Geographical Context
Railways 
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Waterloo Station 
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Railway station   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 311 799 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1865N 0:6.7524W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 311 799
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