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Victoria bus station, 1927

Victoria bus station is a bus station outside Victoria Station in Terminus Place.

Victoria Station was built in 1861, after Victoria Street had been built a decade earlier through a slum dubbed "Devil's Acre" by Charles Dickens. It connected Westminster Abbey with this part of Pimlico which gained the name Victoria instead, after the station which the growing suburb surroounded.

Quickly becoming one of the busiest stations in London, the forecourt outside quickly became an important hub for omnibuses. By the 1930s, it had a substantial roof canopy spanning all lanes - this was demolished in April 2003 as part of a station refurbishment.

Victoria is now London's busiest bus station. In 2015 it had 19 bus routes using the station, with 200 buses per hour passing through in the peak.

It services bus services managed only by Transport for London, and is not to be confused with Victoria Coach Station, a few hundred metres away.

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Victoria

The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.

Before the railway arrived in 1862, this area - like the area immediately south of it - was known as Pimlico. As can be seen from the 1830 map (set the year navigator to 1830 on the top right of the map), the Grosvenor Canal ended in a large basin here.

Victoria station's origins lie with the Great Exhibition of 1851, when a railway called the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway came into existence, serving the site of the exhibition halls which had been transferred to Sydenham from Hyde Park. The terminus of that railway was at Stewarts Lane in Battersea on the south side of the river. In 1858 a joint enterprise was set up to take trains over the river: it was entitled the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway; and was a mile and a quarter in length. The railway was owned by four railway companies: the Great Western (GWR); London & North Western (LNWR); the London, Brighton and South Coast (LBSCR); and the London Chatham and Dover Railways (LCDR). It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1858.

The station was built in two parts: those on the western side, opened in 1862, with six platforms, ten tracks and an hotel (the 300-bedroom Grosvenor) were occupied by the Brighton company; whilst adjacent, and in the same year, the Chatham company were to occupy a less imposing wooden-fronted building. The latter's station had nine tracks and was shared by broad-gauge trains of the GWR, whose trains arrived from Southall via the West London Extension Joint Railway through Chelsea. The GWR remained part owner of the station until 1932, although its trains had long since ceased to use it. Each side of the station had its own entrance and a separate station master; a wall between the two sections effectively emphasised that fact.

At the start of the twentieth century both parts of the station were rebuilt. It now had a decent frontage and forecourt, but not as yet a unified existence. Work on the Brighton side was completed in 1908 and was carried out in red brick; the Grosvenor Hotel was rebuilt at the same time. The Chatham side, in a Edwardian style with baroque elements, designed by Alfred Bloomfield, was completed a year later. The two sections were eventually connected in 1924 by removing part of a screen wall, when the platforms were renumbered as an entity. The station was redeveloped internally in the 1980s, with the addition of shops within the concourse, and above the western platforms.

The station was now serving boat trains, and during WWI it became the hub of trains carrying soldiers to and from France, many of them wounded. After the war the Continental steamer traffic became concentrated there, including the most famous of those trains, the Golden Arrow. The area around the station also became a site for other other forms of transport: a bus station in the forecourt; a coach terminal to the south; and it is now the terminal for trains serving Gatwick Airport.

Victoria is also well-served by London underground. The sub-surface Circle and District Lines opened on December 24, 1868; and the Victoria Line line came to Victoria Station with the third phase of construction of the line - the station's platforms were opened on March 7, 1969, six months after the Victoria line had started running in outer London.


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Victoria:   The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.


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Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P · Allington Street, SW1E · Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P · Arlington House, SW1A · Arlington Street, SW1A · Arneway Street, SW1P · Artillery Row, SW1P · Ashley Gardens, SW1P · Ashley Place, SW1P · Beeston Place, SW1W · Bennett Street, SW1A · Birdcage Walk, SW1E · Bressenden Place, SW1E · Brewers Green, SW1H · Bridge Place, SW1V · Broadway, SW1H · Buckingham Gate, SW1E · Buckingham Mews, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1V · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1A · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Buckingham Place, SW1A · Buckingham Place, SW1E · Carlisle Mansions, SW1P · Carlisle Place, SW1P · Castle Lane, SW1E · Catherine Place, SW1E · Caxton Street, SW1H · Chadwick Street, SW1P · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Churton Street, SW1V · Cleveland Road, SW1A · Cleveland Row, SW1A · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Dacre Street, SW1H · Dartmouth Street, SW1H · Dean Bradley House, SW1P · Dean Farrar Street, SW1H · Dells Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Mews, SW1V · Douglas Street, SW1P · East Concourse, SW1V · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Square, SW1V · Eland House, SW1E · Evelyn Mansions, SW1P · Fountain Square, SW1W · Francis Street, SW1P · Gillingham Street, SW1V · Gordon House, SW1P · Greencoat Place, SW1P · Greycoat Gardens, SW1P · Greycoat Place, SW1P · Greycoat Street, SW1P · Grosvenor Gardens Mews East, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W · Guildhouse Street, SW1V · Hatherley Street, SW1P · Hide Place, SW1P · Hobart Place, SW1W · Howick Place, SW1P · Hudsons Place, SW1V · Hugh Street, SW1V · Kingsgate Parade, SW1E · Little Cloisters, SW1P · Longmoore Street, SW1V · Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W · Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W · Main Concourse, SW1V · Marlborough Road, SW1A · Matthew Parker Street, SW1H · Medway Street, SW1P · Monck Street, SW1P · Morpeth Mansions Morpeth Mansions, SW1P · Morpeth Mansions, SW1P · Morpeth Terrace, SW1P · Neathouse Place, SW1V · Old Palace Yard, SW1P · Old Pye Street, SW1P · Old Queen Street, SW1H · Palace Street, SW1E · Palmer Street, SW1H · Park Place, SW1A · Petty France, SW1H · Portland House, SW1E · Regency Place, SW1P · Rochester Row, SW1P · Rochester Street, SW1P · Roebuck House, SW1E · Ryder Street, SW1Y · St Anns Street, SW1P · St Jamess Place, SW1A · St Jamess Street, SW1A · St Matthew Street, SW1P · St Vincents Centre, SW1P · Stag Place, SW1E · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Strutton Ground, SW1P · Terminus Place, SW1 · Thirleby Road, SW1P · Tintern House, SW1V · Tothill Street, SW1H · Udall Street, SW1P · Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V · Vandon Street, SW1H · Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V · Victoria Arcade, SW1E · Victoria Arcade, SW1V · Victoria Chambers, SW1P · Victoria Place, SW1W · Victoria Square, SW1W · Victoria Street, SW1E · Victoria Street, SW1H · Victoria Street, SW1W · Vincent Square, SW1P · Walcott Street, SW1P · Warwick Place North, SW1V · Warwick Row, SW1E · Warwick Way, SW1V · Westminster Central Hall, SW1H · Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P · Wilcox Place, SW1E · Wilfred Street, SW1E · Willow Place, SW1P · Wilton Road, SW1V ·


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