Destination Wall Returns To Blackfriars Station

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 71 months ago
Destination Wall Returns To Blackfriars Station

The destination wall at Blackfriars, a remnant from the station's early years, has been unveiled in its new location.

Dating from 1886, when the London Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) opened the station as St Paul's, the wall consists of 54 hand-carved sandstone blocks marking some of the exotic national and continental locations that passengers could hope to reach — everywhere from Faversham to Baden-Baden (with transfer to a steamer necessary in those pre-Chunnel days). The stones were removed when Network Rail began redevelopment work in 2009, but have now been returned and placed in the northern concourse.

Blackfriars is expected to fully open this summer.

Image courtesy of Network Rail

Last Updated 11 June 2012

Rob

Well at least they've cleaned up the pigeon mess since 1968 when I took this slide

Mark Walley

On a similar note, anyone know why the new BBC Broadcasting House piaza has all those names of places on paving slabs. The best I can come up with is that they're places journalists have died doing their job but I don't know.