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Monday, March 02, 2009

Blackfriars Tube Station closed until 2011

No London Underground services from Blackfriars today until late 2011, as the Tube station is closing as part of Network Rail's Thameslink major upgrade programme. Once the work is completed the station will have a large ticket hall, refurbished platforms, improved access to them and step free access at both interchange and street level.

Blackfriars Tube Station by 18percentgrey

Richard Parry, LU's Director of Strategy and Service Development said: "During this time, District and Circle line services will not stop at the station and customers are advised to use nearby Temple and Mansion House stations."

The work will also bring a station entrance on the South Bank and overground platforms stretching across the Thames. The new platforms are to accommodate new 50% longer 12 car trains. Full details are on the Tube's website.

Blackfriars by Tazetc

Blackfriars Tube station opened in 1870 and is one of the oldest stations on the system. It's been influential to Tube fancy dress parties as you can see from the picture above. Also Neil Gaiman had an order of monks called the Blackfriars in his TV series and novel Neverwhere, where many characters were based on London Underground station names.

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