Farringdon station

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Farringdon is a London Underground and connected main line National Rail station in Clerkenwell, central London.wikipedia
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Clerkenwell

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Farringdon is a London Underground and connected main line National Rail station in Clerkenwell, central London.
Known now as Turnmill Street and adjoining Farringdon station, it had an infamous reputation for brothel-keeping and was described in Sugden's Topographical Dictionary as "the most disreputable street in London, a haunt of thieves and loose women".

Circle line (London Underground)

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Today the Underground station is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines between and.
In 1863 the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway, opened in London between Paddington and Farringdon, connecting the Great Western Railway's relatively remote terminus at Paddington with Euston and King's Cross stations and the City, London's financial heart.

Metropolitan Railway

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It was opened in 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, which was the world's first underground railway. The station was opened on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the original Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground metro line.
There were stations at Paddington (Bishop's Road) (now Paddington), Edgware Road, Baker Street, Portland Road (now Great Portland Street), Gower Street (now Euston Square), King's Cross (now King's Cross St Pancras), and Farringdon Street (now Farringdon).

Farringdon, London

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The line ran from the Farringdon area to, a distance of 4 mi.
Farringdon is a district in Central London and takes on name from both the City of London wards of Farringdon Within and Farringdon Without and the station of the same name respectively.

Thameslink

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The National Rail station is one of the less important main line central London stations, being a stop on the Thameslink route between and, but that is expected to change when it becomes a major interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under construction in the city: Crossrail and the Thameslink Programme, both scheduled for completion in 2018–2019. Farringdon station is notable because Thameslink trains switch between the 25 kV AC overhead supply used to the north of London and the 750 V DC third rail supply used to the south whilst standing at the platform.
The route through central London is via St Pancras International for connections to Eurostar and the East Midlands; Farringdon, for London Underground Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines, and soon Crossrail; City Thameslink, which replaced the demolished Holborn Viaduct station and has a southern entrance serving Ludgate Circus; Blackfriars, for main-line rail services and the Underground District and Circle lines; and London Bridge for main-line links into Kent and Sussex and the Underground Northern and Jubilee lines.

London Borough of Islington

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The station is in the London Borough of Islington, just outside the boundary of the City of London.

Snow Hill tunnel (London)

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The platform extensions cross the former Moorgate line and reach within a few metres of the entrance of the Snow Hill Tunnel.
Snow Hill Tunnel is a railway tunnel on the northern edge of the City of London which carries the up and down Snow Hill lines between City Thameslink and Farringdon stations.

Cowcross Street

An additional ticket hall has been built on the south side of Cowcross Street providing access to the Thameslink platforms, which have been extended southwards underneath this building, allowing the station to handle 240 m (12-carriage) trains.
Farringdon Station is on the corner of Cowcross Street and Turnmill Street.

Luton railway station

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After the bay platforms at closed on 21 March 2009, Southeastern services that previously terminated at Blackfriars were extended to, St. Albans, Luton or Bedford, calling at this station.
Thameslink trains serve several stations in Central London, including London St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Metropolitan line

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Today the Underground station is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines between and.

City of London

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The station is in the London Borough of Islington, just outside the boundary of the City of London.

Thameslink Programme

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The National Rail station is one of the less important main line central London stations, being a stop on the Thameslink route between and, but that is expected to change when it becomes a major interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under construction in the city: Crossrail and the Thameslink Programme, both scheduled for completion in 2018–2019.
Northbound trains change from third rail to overhead power here - any trains which cannot do so due to a fault can terminate here and use the adjacent sidings at Smithfield; southbound trains change to third rail power at nearby Farringdon Station but can run into the southbound platform at City Thameslink on AC power if an on-train fault results in the DC collector equipment being faulty - trains can then return north from the southbound platform at City Thameslink back towards Farringdon.

London Underground

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Farringdon is a London Underground and connected main line National Rail station in Clerkenwell, central London.

London King's Cross railway station

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The lines from Farringdon to King's Cross run alongside the Fleet ditch, culverted since 1734.
On the extreme east of the site, King's Cross York Road station was served by suburban trains from Finsbury Park before they followed the sharply curved and steeply graded York Road Tunnel to join the City Widened Lines to Farringdon, Barbican and Moorgate.

Hammersmith & City line

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Today the Underground station is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines between and.

Baker Street tube station

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All three lines share the same pair of tracks from Baker Street Junction to Aldgate Junction making this section of track one of the most intensely used on the London Underground network.
Several bills were submitted for a route between Paddington and Farringdon.

Third rail

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Farringdon station is notable because Thameslink trains switch between the 25 kV AC overhead supply used to the north of London and the 750 V DC third rail supply used to the south whilst standing at the platform.
The changeover is made whilst stationary at Farringdon when heading southbound, and at City Thameslink when heading northbound.

Turnmill Street

An additional entrance has also been built at the north end of the original station, onto Turnmill Street.
Farringdon station has its northern entrance on Turnmill Street, although it main entrance is on Cowcross Street.

List of stations in London fare zone 1

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Farringdon is in Transport for London's Travelcard Zone 1.

Luton Airport Parkway railway station

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Thameslink trains serve several stations in Central London, including London St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Night buses in London

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London Buses routes 63 and 172, and night route N63 serve the station.

National Rail

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Farringdon is a London Underground and connected main line National Rail station in Clerkenwell, central London.

Crossrail

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The National Rail station is one of the less important main line central London stations, being a stop on the Thameslink route between and, but that is expected to change when it becomes a major interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under construction in the city: Crossrail and the Thameslink Programme, both scheduled for completion in 2018–2019.

Rapid transit

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The station was opened on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the original Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground metro line.