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Is there anything left there worth seeing ?
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Is there anything left there worth seeing ?


The northern entrance to City Thameslink was formerly the entrance to
Holburn Viaduct. It's not very old, probably 1960s.

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Is there anything left there worth seeing ?
Regardz,
Baz


Are you talking about the old station, or the Viaduct itself?

The viaduct is still very much there, and exactly what it says it is -
effectively a Victorian road bridge over the course of the River Fleet.
Nowadays it is surrounded by office buildings. It is painted in Corporation
colours and is quite prominent, but not really a tourist attraction.

The old station has been replaced by said office blocks, along with its
approach lines, although there is an entrance to the Northern end of the
City Thameslink under ground platforms at the eastern end of the Viaduct,
which is on the site of the old station.

See http://www.pendar.pwp.blueyonder.co....rnViaduct.html


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Is there anything left there worth seeing ?
Regardz,
Baz


Are you talking about the old station, or the Viaduct itself?

The viaduct is still very much there, and exactly what it says it is -
effectively a Victorian road bridge over the course of the River Fleet.
Nowadays it is surrounded by office buildings. It is painted in
Corporation colours and is quite prominent, but not really a tourist
attraction.

The old station has been replaced by said office blocks, along with its
approach lines, although there is an entrance to the Northern end of the
City Thameslink under ground platforms at the eastern end of the Viaduct,
which is on the site of the old station.

See http://www.pendar.pwp.blueyonder.co....rnViaduct.html


An interesting thing to see underneath the viaduct is the space underneath
it. There's a wine seller there - have a look inside - it stretches for
quite a way.


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An interesting thing to see underneath the viaduct is the space underneath
it. There's a wine seller there - have a look inside - it stretches for
quite a way.


Does he sell much? ;-)




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In message , at 23:49:56
on Sun, 26 Sep 2004, Jack Taylor remarked:
An interesting thing to see underneath the viaduct is the space underneath
it. There's a wine seller there - have a look inside - it stretches for
quite a way.


Does he sell much? ;-)


What, from his cellar?
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An interesting thing to see underneath the viaduct is the space underneath
it. There's a wine seller there - have a look inside - it stretches for
quite a way.


Does he sell much? ;-)


Well its an oddbins branch so yes I guess they do!:-)
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On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 22:27:43 +0100, "Colin"
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"Marratxi" wrote in message
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Is there anything left there worth seeing ?
Regardz,
Baz


Are you talking about the old station, or the Viaduct itself?

The viaduct is still very much there, and exactly what it says it is -
effectively a Victorian road bridge over the course of the River Fleet.
Nowadays it is surrounded by office buildings. It is painted in Corporation
colours and is quite prominent, but not really a tourist attraction.

The old station has been replaced by said office blocks, along with its
approach lines, although there is an entrance to the Northern end of the
City Thameslink under ground platforms at the eastern end of the Viaduct,
which is on the site of the old station.

See http://www.pendar.pwp.blueyonder.co....rnViaduct.html

A most interesting site, and onward links. Many thanks for the URL.

David Bradley
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On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 22:27:43 +0100, "Colin"
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"Marratxi" wrote in

message
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Is there anything left there worth seeing ?
Regardz,
Baz


Are you talking about the old station, or the Viaduct itself?

The viaduct is still very much there, and exactly what it says it is -
effectively a Victorian road bridge over the course of the River Fleet.
Nowadays it is surrounded by office buildings. It is painted in

Corporation
colours and is quite prominent, but not really a tourist attraction.

The old station has been replaced by said office blocks, along with its
approach lines, although there is an entrance to the Northern end of the
City Thameslink under ground platforms at the eastern end of the Viaduct,
which is on the site of the old station.

See http://www.pendar.pwp.blueyonder.co....rnViaduct.html

A most interesting site, and onward links. Many thanks for the URL.

David Bradley


Thanks, guys. It was seeing the mentioned exit from City Thameslink and the
mentioned website which caused me to ask the question. I think I'll dust off
the old Freedom Card and go have a look myself. Its hard to believe that
there were three stations in what seems quite a short trip from Blackfriars
to Farringdon, can anybody point me to a map showing that part of the rail
system ?
Cheerz,
Baz


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In message , at 22:37:25 on Mon, 27
Sep 2004, Marratxi
remarked:
Its hard to believe that
there were three stations in what seems quite a short trip from Blackfriars
to Farringdon, can anybody point me to a map showing that part of the rail
system ?


err, Surely there was just Ludgate Circus on the tunnel route, and
Ludgate Circus and Holborn Viaduct if you were terminating.
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