Blackfriars (SER) railway station

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Blackfriars (SER) was a short-lived railway station on the South Eastern Railway (SER) line, between Charing Cross and London Bridge. It was opened in 1864 with the name Blackfriars but closed less than five years later. It is now retrospectively known[by whom?] as Blackfriars Road to distinguish it from the current Blackfriars station.[citation needed] The former entrance to Blackfriars Road station under the railway bridge on Blackfriars Road itself is still clearly visible.[2]

Blackfriars (SER)
Blackfriars Road railway station entrance.jpg
The former entrance to Blackfriars (SER) station
Local authorityLondon Borough of Southwark
OwnerSouth Eastern Railway
Key dates
1864 (1864)Opened
1 January 1869 [1]Closed
Replaced byWaterloo Junction
Other information
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The station, situated on the south bank of the River Thames, opened in January 1864 but closed in 1869 when it was replaced by the station now called Waterloo East (originally named Waterloo). In 1886 the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) opened a station on the north bank of the river called St. Paul's — this was renamed Blackfriars in 1937. After the renaming of the LCDR station to Blackfriars, the original SER Blackfriars station became also known as Blackfriars Road.[citation needed]

In 2005 the bricked-up former street level entrance and original wording were restored. At track level, widening of the viaduct on its north side is the only indication of its site. In July 2009 planning permission was granted for a cafe to be built over the entranceway to the station.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London (page 16) by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  2. ^ Images of the track and station entrance
  3. ^ Londonist: Former railway station to become cafe

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
London Charing Cross   South Eastern Railway
South Eastern Main Line
  London Bridge

Coordinates: 51°30′15″N 0°06′15″W / 51.50417°N 0.10417°W / 51.50417; -0.10417