Fenchurch Street railway station

London, Tilbury and Southend Railway


Fenchurch Street is a railway terminus in the east of the City of London, near the Tower of London is located. Operators of the station is Network Rail. In 2011, it took 16.675 million passengers.

It is operated exclusively by the railway company c2c. Trains on the route of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway in the eastern suburbs of London, in the southern part of Essex. Fenchurch Street is the only terminus in central London, which has no direct connection to the London Underground. However, the metro stations Aldgate and Tower Hill are also nearby, as the terminus of the Docklands Light Railway Tower Gateway. The station has only four platforms that are fully utilized, especially during the rush hour.

Opened on July 20, 1841 was the first station in the City of London. He replaced one opened in July 1840 railhead the London and Blackwall Railway ( L & BR ) on the nearby road Minories. 1854 Fenchurch Street Station was replaced by the still existing buildings. From 1858 he was the terminus of the London Tilbury & Southend Railway, until the opening of the railway station Broad Street in 1865 and the North London Railway. 1926 introduced the L & BR ceased to operate.

The name of the character Fenchurch in Douglas Adams ' book So Long, and Thanks for the fish is derived from the name of the station. Although the idea was in line at a ticket machine to Paddington Station. As this name was already occupied by the figure of Paddington Bear, Adams used the name of the station Fenchurch. Fenchurch Street is also one of the four stations, which can be purchased in the British version of Monopoly.