Blackfriars Station

Blackfriars station is a key transport hub in central London. It consists of two interconnected stations: a mainline railway station and a London Underground station. The Underground station, served by the Circle and District lines, is the older of the two, having opened in 1870. The mainline station came a bit later and offers national rail connections.


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  • Opening Hours:
    • Mon-Fri: 7:15 am – 8:30 pm
    • Sat: 7:15 am – 8:00 pm
    • Sun: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ticket Machines: Available (including accessible machines)
  • Ticket Collection: Yes (for tickets purchased online)
  • Oyster:
    • Purchase: No (Oyster cards cannot be bought here)
    • Top-up: Yes (at ticket machines only)
    • Pay as you go: Yes (with existing Oyster card)
  • Smartcards:
    • Issued: Yes
    • Tickets: No (cannot be purchased at the station)
    • Validators: Yes

Additional Notes:

  • Oyster top-up is only available from ticket machines.
  • For more information on using the Key smartcard, visit Thameslink Railway’s website.

Help and Information:

  • Staff are available to assist you every day.
  • Customer information screens display departure times and announcements.
  • Help points are located throughout the station for further assistance.

Lost and Found:

  • The lost property office is open every day.

Other Facilities:

  • CCTV cameras are in operation for security purposes.
  • Luggage storage is not available at this station.

Not Available

  • Spaces: 12
  • Type: Sheffield stands (metal stands that hold bikes upright by the frame)
  • Location: Northbank side of the station entrance
  • Sheltered: Yes
  • Security: CCTV monitored
  • Bicycle Hire: Not available at this station

Payphones: Not available

Wi-Fi: Yes (public Wi-Fi is accessible)

Waiting Rooms: While listed, there are no dedicated waiting rooms at Blackfriars Station.

Seating Areas: Yes, you’ll find seating throughout the station, including on platforms and potentially in the main concourse.

Toilets: Yes, available at the station.Accessibility:

  • Accessible toilets: Yes
  • Baby changing facilities: Yes

Excellent accessibility features:

  • Step-free access to all platforms
  • Accessible ticket machines
  • Induction loop system for hearing assistance
  • Ramps for boarding trains
  • Accessible toilets with baby-changing facilities
  • Seating areas throughout the station (although no dedicated waiting room)
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Staff assistance is available every day
  • Customer help points and meeting points for assistance
  • Helpline available every day (except Christmas)

Things to Consider:

  • Accessible taxis are not readily available at the station itself.
  • There is a designated drop-off and pick-up point for passengers with impaired mobility.

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