Postcards of the Past


Waterloo Station, London


Waterloo Station was constructed for the London and South Western Railway, extending its service from Nine Elms. The original intention was to extend the railway service to the City, but this was not achieved until 1898 when the Waterloo to City Underground Line (the Drain) opened. Waterloo Station opened on 11 July 1848. It is the largest railway station in the UK, covering some 24.5 acres. The station was originally "Waterloo Bridge" Station because of its proximity to Waterloo Bridge, but the "Bridge" part of the name was soon dropped.

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