London is the hub for the British Railway Network with 18 major stations providing commuter, Intercity, airport and international services.
Unlike London with its unified system, most of these services are provided by a number of private rail companies.
In the London areas not covered by the Tube, especially south of the river there is usually a comprehensive service of commuter trains that terminate at a number of terminal stations. The terminal stations for commuter trains are Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Euston, Fenchurch Street.King's Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Moorgate, Paddington,St. Pancras, Victoria and Waterloo.
London is linked to Paris and Brussels by High Speed trains via the Channel Tunnel.The Eurostar's London terminus is St. Pancras International.
Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are served by dedicated airport train services, but many of the airports have a number of trains on standard commuter services.
Long-distant UK Intercity services tend to depart from particular stations.
Euston for: the West Midlands, North Wales, North West England and Scotland.
King's Cross for: the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East England and Scotland.
Liverpool Street for: East Anglia
Charing Cross for: South East England and the South Coast.
London Bridge for: the same destinations as Charing Cross Station.
Paddington for: South West England and South Wales.
St. Pancras International for: the East Midlands and Yorkshire.
Victoria for: South East England and the South Coast.
Waterloo for: South West England and the South Coast.
Marylebone for: the Chiltern Mainline.
VLG Tip :To navigate the complexity of the all the different rail companies use the Trainline website which will find the best deal on all lines.
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