Liverpool Street Station, London Railway Architecture, Photos, Location, Images
Liverpool Street Station Building Photos
Railway Building in London, England, UK
12 Nov 2012
Liverpool Street Station Building
New photo of southern entry facade, from 12 November 2012:
Address: Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QH
Phone: 0845 711 4141
New office buildings to north of – and over – Liverpool Street Station:
This railway station, also known as London Liverpool Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the north-eastern corner of the City of London. It is the terminus for the West Anglia Main Line to Cambridge, the busier Great Eastern Main Line to Norwich, local and regional commuter trains serving east London and the East of England, and the Stansted Express to London Stansted Airport.
It was opened in 1874 as a replacement for the Great Eastern Railway’s main London terminus, Bishopsgate station, which was subsequently converted into a goods yard. This major London rail hub was built as a dual-level station with an underground station opened in 1875 for the Metropolitan Railway, named Bishopsgate until 1909 when it was renamed Liverpool Street. An additional station called Bishopsgate (Low Level) existed on the mainline just outside of the railway station from 1872 until 1916.
During the First World War this street was a target of one of the most deadly daylight air raids by fixed-wing aircraft; the attack killed 162 people. In the build-up to the Second World War the station served as the terminus for thousands of child refugees arriving in London as part of the Kindertransport rescue mission.
The station was modernised and rationalised between 1985 and 1992; at the same time the neighbouring Broad Street station was demolished and its lines redirected to Liverpool Street. As part of the project the Broadgate development was constructed on the Broad Street site. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the modified station in December 1991.
Building Redevelopment, Bishopsgate, City of London
Dates built: 1985-91
Architects: British Rail – Architecture & Design Group
Phone: +44 345 711 4141
Location: Liverpool St, London, EC2M 7PY, England, UK
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Building photographs by Adrian Welch taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.com
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Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
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photo © Adrian Welch
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