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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

Ticket Office opening hours: Times above apply to Ludgate ticket office only. The times for the Holborn ticket are: Mon - Fri: 07:15 - 10:50 and 16:10 - 19:45 Sat - Sun: Closed
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:15 - 19:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please phone the Helpline on 0800 058 2844 to ensure arrangements are in place.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces28
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ramp access to entrance. Lifts and escalators to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Black cabs accessible taxis are available

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.

Departures and arrivals from City Thameslink

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into City Thameslink station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BedfordThameslink19:141On time
to Sutton (London)Thameslink19:192On time
to HorshamThameslink19:212On time
to CambridgeThameslink19:241On time
to BrightonThameslink19:262On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonThameslink19:131On time
from St Albans CityThameslink19:182On time
from PeterboroughThameslink19:212On time
from BrightonThameslink19:231On time
from BedfordThameslink19:262On time
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