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Cannon Street Station is a main line station in London for City workers. The station is situated between the River Thames and Cannon Street within the City square mile. The entrance is on Cannon Street. The original Victorian facade was destroyed by bombing in World War II and replaced by a drab 1960s frontage. All that remains of the Victorian architecture are two red-brick towers on the Thames.

During the property boom of the 1980s a large office block was built above the platforms, but remarkably trains continued to use the station while it was being built. The station originally had eight platforms, but a refurbishment in the late 1990s removed Platform 1, with the result that the remaining platform numbers were all reduced by one - causing temporary confusion for commuters.

The station connects the south side of the "City of London" to south and south east London via London Bridge. Some services run directly into Cannon Street from Kent and East Sussex, but only during rush hours.

There is also a Cannon Street tube station, part of the London Underground network, which allows interconnection with the Circle Line and District Line. The tube station entrance is located below the west side of the main station concourse.

At weekends when track maintenance is in progress, the station serves as an intermediate station between London Bridge and Charing Cross.



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