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Liverpool Street station is the terminus for trains into London from the east of England and Stansted Airport. The station was built in 1874 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) but was heavily damaged during WW1 by three bombs, which killed 162 people. Over 1,000 GER employees were killed during WW1 and are commemorated by a large marble memorial in the booking hall. Liverpool Street was also the arrival point of thousands of Jewish children as part of the Kindertransport rescue in the late 1930s, an event memorialised by a bronze sculpture by the station entrance. In 1993, London Liverpool Street was twinned with Amsterdam Centraal, marking the station at either end of the Duthflyer rail-ferry service that used to run via Harwich.  

To the south of the station is the City of London, and it is a short walk to the Bank of England and the 30 St Mary Axe skyscraper, designed by Norman Foster and better known as The Gherkin. Liverpool Street station is also close to Spitalfields Market, the art galleries of Whitechapel, and the bars and cafes of Shoreditch.

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Station details & facilities

All eighteen platforms lead, via ticket barriers, to the main concourse where there are shops, food and drink outlets, a gym and other services. The ticket office is opposite platforms 9 and 10. Access to the Central line of the underground is at the end of platforms 1 and 11. For the other underground lines, use the large entrance by the ticket office. Toilets and waiting rooms, including the First Class Lounge, are between platforms 10 and 11.

London Liverpool Street is now served by the new Elizabeth line. Check out our dedicated page to Elizabeth line trains for more details.

Departures and arrivals from London Liverpool Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into London Liverpool Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CheshuntLondon Overground08:447On time
to Shoeburynessc2c08:4515On time
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line08:47BOn time
to ShenfieldElizabeth line08:48AOn time
to ChingfordLondon Overground08:4811On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Southend Centralc2c08:4416On time
from Audley EndGreater Anglia08:459Late
from Harwich InternationalGreater Anglia08:4612On time
from Abbey WoodElizabeth line08:47BOn time
from Heathrow Terminal 4 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line08:47AOn time
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