St. Paul's Underground Station

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Platform to the west
St Paul's Station, in the background St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s is an underground station on the London Underground in the City of London . It is located in the Travelcard tariff zone 1, a few meters northeast of St Paul's Cathedral . Central Line trains stop here . In 2013, 16.44 million passengers used the station.

The opening took place on July 30, 1900 by the Central London Railway , the predecessor company of the Central Line. The station was initially called the Post Office , as the entrance was across from the General Post Office , which was then the headquarters of the British postal administration. On February 1, 1937, new escalators were put into operation, which connected the platforms with a new ticket hall. The entrance was moved to the west and was now closer to the much more famous cathedral. After St. Paul's station was renamed Blackfriars in 1937, the underground station was given this name.

At the time the platforms were built, the streets above were very narrow. Since the tunnel tubes only followed the course of the streets at that time in order to avoid compensation for vibrations on the buildings, the eastbound track is above the westbound track. At the neighboring station Chancery Lane this is exactly the opposite.

Web links

Commons : St. Paul's (London Underground)  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 2013 annual entries and exits. (Excel, 228 kB) Transport for London, 2014, accessed on July 28, 2014 (English).
  2. Central Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 28, 2013 .
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Coordinates: 51 ° 30 '53.4 "  N , 0 ° 5' 50.8"  W.