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Charing Cross London : Station
British Transport Building, England – design by Terry Farrell Architects
5 May 2007
Terry Farrell building – scanned photo from 1997 by Adrian Welch:
Charing Cross Station + offices – Embankment Place, Villers St, central London
Architects: Terry Farrell & Company
Charing Cross Station architect : Terry Farrell
Charing Cross railway station, also known as London Charing Cross, (sometimes informally abbreviated as Charing X) is a central London railway terminus in the City of Westminster, England. It is one of 19 stations managed by Network Rail and all regular trains serving it are operated by Southeastern. It is the fifth busiest rail terminal in London. The office and shopping complex above the station is formally known as Embankment Place.
The station takes its name from its location next to the central London road junction of Charing Cross. The front of the station faces the Strand, while at the other end is the northern end of Hungerford Bridge, which is crossed by all trains serving the station. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms, although the bridge entrance has no barriers and is only open to passengers during the morning peak hours. Charing Cross is the London terminus of the South Eastern Main Line.
In 1990 most of the area over the British Rail platforms was covered by Embankment Place, a post-modern office and shopping complex designed by Terry Farrell and Partners. This development led to the replacement of almost the whole of the 1906 roof. The rear two spans of this structure – immediately adjacent to the existing concourse roof – were retained as part of an enlarged waiting area. In addition the original retaining side walls of the station which once supported it remain in near complete condition. Most of the Embankment Place complex is currently occupied by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Location:Charing Cross Station, London, UK