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City Thameslink station opened in 1990 and was originally called St Paul’s Thameslink due to its proximity to St Paul’s Cathedral, a quarter of a mile away along Ludgate Hill. But there were concerns about it being confused with St Paul’s London Underground station on the Central line, so a year later it was renamed City Thameslink. In the heart of the City of London's financial district, the station is one of the capital’s key commuter hubs on the Thameslink main line, which runs between Bedford and Brighton right through central London. It was upgraded in 2010, as part of improvements across the whole Thameslink network, to enable 12-car trains to call at the station. Currently ten trains per hour in each direction pass through the station at off-peak times, and at the last count, over six million passenger journeys each year start or finish at the station.

Station details & facilities

There are two entrance points into the station – one on Ludgate Hill and one on Holborn Viaduct. Level access and lifts are at the Ludgate Hill entrance, the toilets are also located near the top of the escalators here. Once inside both entrances, there are large concourses with ticket counters, ticket machines and newsagents. Northbound trains towards Bedford, St Albans City and Luton depart from platform 1 and southbound trains towards Sutton, Brighton and Sevenoaks depart from platform 2. The station is closed on Sundays.
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