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It is the terminus of the South Eastern main line to Dover via Ashford. All trains are operated by Southeasternwhich provides the majority of commuter and regional services to south-east London and Kent. The station was originally opened by the South Eastern Railway in It takes its name from its proximity to the road junction Charing Crossthe notional "centre of London" from which distances from the city are measured.

During the 19th century the station became the main London terminus for continental traffic via boat Last train charing crossand served several prestigious international services.

It was badly damaged by engineering accident in and extensively rebuilt. It became an important meeting point for military and government traffic during World War I.

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The station was bombed several times during World War IIand was rebuilt afterwards, re-opening in In the late s, the station complex was redesigned by Terry Farrell and rebuilt to accommodate a modern office block, now known as Embankment Place. It is close to the Last train charing cross Pierproviding river services along the River Thames. The railway leads directly out onto Hungerford Bridge and across the river towards the London Borough of Lambeth.

The station code is CHX. They had wanted to extend the line from Bricklayers' Arms towards Hungerford Bridge, but a bill presented in was unsuccessful.

Inthey proposed to Parliament that they would build a railway terminus in the West Endhoping to use Victoriabefore reaching an agreement with the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway to build a line west from London Bridge.

Last train charing cross in the year, the SER secretary Samuel Smiles looked for potential routes and decided the best location would be on the site of the former Hungerford Market adjacent to The Strandand that the line should be directly connected to Waterlooallowing a link with London and South Western Railway services. The old suspension bridge remained open until the new bridge was suitable to carry foot traffic.

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