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London Blackfriars station is found on the River Thames itself, with its four platforms spanning the entire width of the river. Having undergone a major renovation that was completed in 2012, London Blackfriars station has become a very important and busy station for commuters in and out of the city, as it quite literally links the north and south of the city in one place.

London Blackfriars station serves predominantly routes for Thameslink. Long distance routes such as Bedford to Brighton calling at Luton, Gatwick Airport and London St Pancras International among others. Thameslink local services also travel through Blackfriars, with stations such as Kentish Town, West Hempstead Thameslink and Peckham Rye on this particular line. The station also has a London Underground line, with the Circle and District line serving Blackfriars.

London Blackfriars station also has the honour of being the world’s largest solar panel bridge, providing energy for the station. It also is situated in an ideal location for those looking to visit many tourist hotspots. You can reach the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral or walk along the Strand to Trafalgar Square, making it a great station to base a day out around.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:15 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATM notes
ATM located in ticket hall
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 pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Step free access is available all platforms. There are escalators and lifts.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Black cab accessible taxis are available

Find station details and facilities information for London Blackfriars. Also find live train departures and arrivals for London Blackfriars station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Departures and arrivals from London Blackfriars

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into London Blackfriars station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to St Albans CityThameslink19:392On time
to BrightonThameslink19:391On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink19:411On time
to BedfordThameslink19:422On time
to Gatwick AirportThameslink19:441On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Sutton (London)Thameslink19:392On time
from LutonThameslink19:411On time
from BrightonThameslink19:412On time
from BedfordThameslink19:431On time
from St Albans CityThameslink19:511On time
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