Charing Cross tube station

Charing Cross is a London Underground station. Here there is a Bakerloo Line and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line. There is also a connection to the British railway network at the same terminus. In 2011, 19.51 million passengers used the station in Travelcard Zone 1


The station is located in the district of Charing Cross, part of the City of Westminster. Previously, both the Northern Line and the Bakerloo Line different names for this station. The Bakerloo Line he was Trafalgar Square, with the Northern Line beach.

On the platform of the Northern Line is a 100-meter long mural by David Gentleman to see, representing the funeral of Eleanor of Castile ( wife of Edward I ) of Nottinghamshire to her grave in Westminster Abbey. The features of the Bakerloo Line run on the platforms 1 and 2, the Northern Line on the platforms 5 and 6 platforms 3 and 4 were the ones on the Jubilee Line and will only be used in exceptional cases.


On 10 March 1906, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway ( BS & WR) (now the Bakerloo line ) station Trafalgar Square, as part of the commissioning of the line between Baker Street and Lambeth North. The station Charing Cross, then still end point of the range of Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway ( CCE & HR), followed on June 22, 1907. Though both companies were owned by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London ( UERL ), there was between them no direct underground connection.

To improve transfer connections, the CCE & HR was extended on April 6, 1914, a short distance below the Charing Cross Station through to the Embankment, where connection was to the District Line. The original terminus of the CCE & HR was renamed Charing Cross ( beach ). On 9 May 1915 was followed by another rename the beach. To avoid confusion, the separate beach station on the Piccadilly line was named Aldwych.

The station of the Northern Line was closed for the construction of the Jubilee Line from 16 June 1973 to 1 May 1979. In the course of this work, both stations were connected with long pedestrian underpasses, built two new platforms for the Jubilee Line and summarized the entire complex under the new name. Charing Cross was from 1 May 1979, the last stop on the Jubilee Line. Plans to extend the Jubilee Line from Charing Cross to just east of the Docklands, were never realized. On 19 November 1999 it was concluded the two platforms of the Jubilee Line again, because the route of the eastern extension to the south had been pivoted.

Film and Television

The disused railway of the Jubilee Line served as the location for the films Creep and 28 Weeks Later. They are also in the video for the single " Cry " by Alex Parks to see the winner of the second season of the talent show Fame Academy.

Pictures of Charing Cross tube station