How many platforms does Waterloo have?

19 platforms
Waterloo has 19 platforms serviced mainly by local and suburban trains. Long-distance trains to destinations on the south coast such as Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as traverse the station.

Does Waterloo have the most platforms?

Waterloo is the busiest railway station in the UK, with nearly a hundred million entries and exits from the station every year. It is also the country’s largest station in terms of floor space and has the greatest number of platforms….London Waterloo station.

DfT category A
Number of platforms 24
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 1

When did Waterloo station open?

Waterloo Station/Opened

Serving city and country. Replacing the first terminus of the London & Southampton Railway at Nine Elms, Waterloo Station was opened in 1848 by the London & South Western Railway as part of extending the line two miles to be nearer the city. This original station, known as ‘central station’, had six platforms.

Where do trains from Waterloo go to?

Waterloo station links the capital with a number of major towns and cities across the south and south west, with trains to Bournemouth, Guildford, Portsmouth, Southampton, Windsor and many more destinations.

Is Waterloo London safe?

No, it is no more dangerous than other area. The Cut has a great range of restaurants and a couple of good pubs. There are also interesting places to eat and drink on Lower Marsh. I will second the Waterloo Tandoori – excellent curry hose.

Where can I meet at Waterloo Station?

Alternatively, many people meet under the big 4-sided clock at the centre of the station, between 2 train information boards. lookout, mountain!

What is Waterloo famous for?

The Battle of Waterloo, which took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.

Where can I meet at Waterloo station?

Is Waterloo station open 24 hours?

Monday to Thursday 06:45 – 22:00. Friday and Saturday 06:45 – 22:30. Sunday 08:00 – 22:00.

Is Waterloo a nice area?

Waterloo itself is ideal to get into Central London (walk to Trafalgar Sq in 25 minutes!). We have two world class theatres (of which Kevin Spacey is Artistic Director!) and some lovely restaurants. In addition, trains from Waterloo Station can take you all over Southern England! We also have a huge IMAX cinema.

Is Waterloo a nice area London?

Situated just beyond the London Eye and other attractions on the South Bank, Waterloo is in a convenient location in south London. Surrounded by Lambeth, Southwark, and Elephant and Castle, it’s in the heart of a lot of exciting and up-and-coming areas.

What is under Waterloo Station?

The place in question is Waterloo Vaults – currently home to the VAULT Festival – hidden deep beneath Waterloo station, where the rattle of trains only adds to the underground atmosphere.

How many platforms are there at Waterloo International?

Waterloo International had five platforms, numbered 20 to 24, one (20) taken from the main-line station, and four new ones. Unlike the platforms at the main station, they were long enough to accommodate trains of up to 20 coaches (total length 394 metres). The platforms were all covered by a 400 m long glass and steel vault…

When did work start on the new Waterloo station?

Site preparation works on the station upgrade began in October 2015, followed by the construction work in December that year. The Waterloo International station was closed for all trains services in April 2016 for construction. Platforms 20 to 22 were reopened to the public in December 2018, followed by the platforms 23 and 24 in May 2019.

Is the Waterloo station on the western side of London?

It was on the western side of London Waterloo but was managed and branded separately from the mainline station. In August 2017, the buildings and platforms were incorporated into the main London Waterloo station when the platforms reopened during the works at platforms 1–8. The platforms closed again on 5 September 2017.

When do platforms 20 and 22 at Waterloo reopen?

After a period of redevelopment, they were scheduled to be permanently reopened in December 2018 as part of the main station. Platforms 20–22 reopened as part of the main station on 10 December 2018, which was the case for platforms 23 and 24 on 20 May 2019.