TQ3281 : Barbican station entrance on Aldersgate Street, 1981

taken 39 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Barbican station entrance on Aldersgate Street, 1981
Barbican station entrance on Aldersgate Street, 1981
View northward on Aldersgate Street at Long Lane. This station ('Aldersgate' until November 1910, then 'Aldersgate Street', '& Barbican' from 24/10/24,) was one of those on the first extension to Moorgate Street (December 1865) of the pioneering (January 1863) underground Metropolitan Line (Paddington - Farringdon Street). It was heavily damaged in the Blitz in December 1940, but the lines and platforms were quickly restored. Since the War the station has been rebuilt, along with the Barbican Centre in the area, taking on its present name from 1/12/68, but this unimposing entrance has remained - see e.g. TQ3281 : Aldersgate Street. From the outset the station also served the ex-GNR and ex-Midland services (Thames Link from 1988) to Moorgate from the northern suburbs of London: these joined at Kings Cross St Pancras, branching off at Farringdon, but the Moorgate trains have recently (2009) been withdrawn.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 April, 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
London Underground (from Tags)
Metropolitan Line 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3207 8186 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2136N 0:5.8711W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3207 8186
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