Blackfriars station

railway station in the City of London

Blackfriars station[10] is a London Underground and National Rail station in the City of London. It is close to Blackfriars Bridge at the junction of New Bridge Street and Queen Victoria Street. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. The Underground station was closed until 2011 while refurbishment and major engineering works took place.

Blackfriars London Underground National Rail
London Blackfriars
Blackfriars tube stn and Thameslink northern entrance 2012.JPG
Northern entrance on Queen Victoria Street after renovation in 2012
Blackfriars is located in Central London
Location of Blackfriars in Central London
LocationBlackfriars, Castle Baynard
Local authorityCity of London
Managed byThameslink;
London Underground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Transport for London
Station codeBFR
DfT categoryA
Number of platforms6 (4 National Rail)
(2 London Underground)
Fare zone1
OSIMansion House London Underground
Temple London Underground
Blackfriars Millennium Pier London River Services
Southwark London Underground[3][4]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Increase 15.45 million[5]
2017Decrease 14.83 million[5]
2018Decrease 11.75 million[6]
2019Increase 15.53 million[7]
2020Decrease 2.89 million[8]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 14.412 million[9]
– interchange Increase 1.365 million[9]
2014–15Increase 15.149 million[9]
– interchange Decrease 1.199 million[9]
2015–16Decrease 10.468 million[9]
– interchange Decrease 0.759 million[9]
2016–17Increase 10.576 million[9]
– interchange Increase 0.830 million[9]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
10 May 1886 (10 May 1886)Opened as St. Paul's (LC&DR)
30 May 1870Opened (MDR)
1937Renamed as Blackfriars
1977Rebuilt (British Rail)
2012Rebuilt (Thameslink)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′42″N 0°06′11″W / 51.5116°N 0.103°W / 51.5116; -0.103Coordinates: 51°30′42″N 0°06′11″W / 51.5116°N 0.103°W / 51.5116; -0.103
Blackfriars Underground station worksite during the Thameslink Programme rebuild

Blackfriars station is being rebuilt and the office building above it demolished and replaced as part of the Thameslink programme. The mainline station remained open during this work except for a period of two months around Christmas 2010 when trains passed through without stopping. The Underground station was closed until late 2011.[11]


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  5. 5.0 5.1 "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  6. "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  7. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  8. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  10. Also known as 'London Blackfriars "Station Codes". National Rail. Archived from the original on 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
  11. "Blackfriars Underground station to close for redevelopment". Transport for London. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2009-04-17.