London Liverpool Street Station
Trains from Liverpool Street Station do not go to Liverpool, you need to go to London Euston for those! Located in the heart of the financial district Liverpool Street Station serves predominantly the East of England. It is also home to the Stansted Express which offers direct services to Stansted Airport.|
Originally built on the site of a hospital Liverpool Street Station was first fully operational in 1875. During World War I the station was the first place in London to be hit by German bombers... a direct hit claimed 162 lives. Whilst the station still retains many of its Victorian era architecture it has been modernised recently. It was also the last remaining site for 'flapper board' displays in London, these were replaced in 2007 with new digital screens.
Most services are operated by National Express East Anglia. They run both local and sub-urban services. Destinations include the coastal town of Clacton-on-Sea and Cambridge whilst most City workers use the stations to get back home to the suburbs of Greater London.
Also connected to the London Underground Liverpool Street Underground Station is the fifth busiest in London. Four lines pass through the station and include the Central, District and Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines.