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Monday, 18 May 2015

A Victorian Beauty


The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the motivation for a railway line from West End London to Crystal Palace.  In 1858 a joint enterprise with Victoria Station and four rail companies was set up to take the trains over the river and on to the seaside in the south.  A glamorous Victoria Station with a 300 bedroom hotel alongside it opened in 1862.

The Victorians might be impressed to know over 70 million people a year are still travelling through here.

3 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

You can count me among the 70 million! I used this station a lot on my last trip. Mainly because the tube out to Balham kept breaking down.

Gunn said...

70 million..... Gosh, that is a busy place on the planet.

William Kendall said...

That's a lot of people, and nice to see that it's well looked after.

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