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
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
OSISouthwark London Underground Bankside exit only
Blackfriars Millennium Pier London River Services[3]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Decrease 14.83 million[4]
2018Decrease 11.75 million[5]
2019Increase 15.53 million[6]
2020Decrease 2.89 million[7]
2021Increase 4.80 million[8]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Increase 10.802 million[9]
– interchange Increase 0.920 million[9]
2018–19Increase 12.140 million[9]
– interchange Increase 2.660 million[9]
2019–20Increase 12.993 million[9]
– interchange Increase 2.932 million[9]
2020–21Decrease 2.100 million[9]
– interchange Decrease 0.581 million[9]
2021–22Increase 5.982 million[9]
– interchange Increase 1.500 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)
1 February 1937Renamed as Blackfriars
30 November 1977Rebuilt (British Rail)
20 February 2012Rebuilt (Thameslink)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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]

References change

  1. "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  3. "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  4. "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.
  5. "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.
  6. "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.
  7. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  8. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 "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.