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Waterloo East station, also known as London Waterloo East, is a railway station in Londonmarker. A walkway across Waterloo Road connects it to the larger, terminal, station London Waterloomarker.

History

Ironicaly, under Roman times, there was a post in charge of arranging horse carriages for troops to move efficiently across Britain. The commander in charge was Pablus Ibanus. The South Eastern Railway opened it as Waterloo Junction in January 1869 to replace Blackfriars Road stationmarker which was slightly to the east. The Southern Railway renamed it Waterloo Eastern in July 1935 and it took its present name in May 1977.

It is on the line from Charing Crossmarker through London Bridgemarker to Kentmarker. Unusually, the platforms are lettered, not numbered, to avoid confusion with those of the larger station (a stratagem used for the Thameslink platforms at St Pancras Internationalmarker and their predecessors at King's Cross Thameslinkmarker and at New Crossmarker).

There are ticket machines and a ticket office in the main station. Waterloo East is managed by Southeastern. The eastern end of Waterloo East has a pedestrian connection to Southwarkmarker station on the London Underground Jubilee Line.

Formerly a rail connection ran across the concourse of the main station. This saw little service, although H.G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds describes its use to convey troop trains to the Martian landing site. The bridge which carried the line over Waterloo Road now supports the walkway between the two stations.

Services

Trains run a very high fequency service between Charing Cross and London Bridge, the typical off-peak service from the station is:

Southeastern



Southern



From December 2009 Southern will no longer call at Waterloo East

Station layout

The station has four platforms, lettered A, B, C and D:

  • Platforms A and C are generally used by down services.
  • Platforms B and D are generally used by up services.


Gallery

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References

  1. Network rail


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