London Waterloo East railway station

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Waterloo East
National Rail
London Waterloo East
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Waterloo East viewed from the London Eye
Waterloo East is located in Central London
Waterloo East
Waterloo East

Location of Waterloo East in Central London
Location South Bank
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by Southeastern
Owner Network Rail
Station code WAE
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1
OSI London Waterloo 1
Southwark
Embankment
Waterloo LU

National Rail annual entry and exit
- interchange   0.812 million2
2007–08 Increase 6.537 million2
2008–09 Increase 6.765 million2
- interchange  Increase 0.891 million2
2010–11 Increase 6.638 million2
- interchange  Steady 0.891 million2
2011-12 Increase 6.656 million2
2012-13 Increase 6.794 million2
- interchange  Increase 1.510 million2

1 January 1869 Opened

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Waterloo East station, also known as London Waterloo East,3 is a railway station in central London on the line from Charing Cross through London Bridge to Kent. It is managed by Southeastern and is in Travelcard Zone 1. The four platforms are lettered rather than numbered to avoid confusion with those of the adjoining larger terminal London Waterloo, which is managed and branded separately (a stratagem also used for the Thameslink platforms at St Pancras International and their predecessors at King's Cross Thameslink, and at New Cross).

Although a through station, it is classed for ticketing purposes as a central London railway terminus.4 An elevated walkway across Waterloo Road connects it to London Waterloo station and provides the main access; the eastern ends of Waterloo East platforms have pedestrian connection to Southwark station on the London Underground Jubilee line; at street level there is a modest entrance in Sandell Street. There is no station building; the ticket office of the main station serves it, though there are ticket machines at the eastern end of the walkway.

Ticket barriers have been installed at Sandell Street and Southwark station entrances, and also at the main entrance from Waterloo station following the completion of the retail balcony.

History

A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Waterloo - note the connecting line between Waterloo and Waterloo East.

The South Eastern Railway opened it as Waterloo Junction in January 1869 to replace Blackfriars Road station which was slightly to the east. The Southern Railway renamed it Waterloo Eastern in July 1935 and it took its present name in May 1977.

Formerly a rail connection ran across the concourse of the main station. This saw little service, although H.G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds describes its use to convey troop trains to the Martian landing site. The bridge which carried the line over Waterloo Road subsequently accommodated the pedestrian walkway between the two stations until replaced by the current high level covered walkway. The old bridge remains and is now used for storage.

Services

All "up" trains run to Charing Cross only, and depart from platforms B and D. All "down" trains run from platforms A and C, and call at London Bridge, with the exception of a few in the evening peak.

As of December 2010, the typical off-peak service is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Charing Cross   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
  London Bridge

Transport links

Entrance to Waterloo East from Waterloo station.
Mainline railways around the South Bank
Charing Cross
Hungerford Bridge across River Thames
Waterloo International (1994-2007)
SWML &c. Waterloo
Waterloo East
Blackfriars Road (1864-1868)
Thameslink and to Sevenoaks
Elephant & Castle
/ B'friars / City Tlk.  TLK
 (, above, was B'friars Bdg [1864-85])
Cannon Street
London Bridge
River Thames
Brighton and SE Main Lines

Waterloo station is served by bus routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521, RV1, X68 and night buses N1, N68, N76, N171, N343 and N381.

References

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Station facilities for London Waterloo East". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Section A". National Fares Manual 98. Association of Train Operating Companies. Retrieved 2 January 2010. dead link

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