In Pictures: London’s Stations From the Air


Towards the end of the autumn, Network Rail had a survey helicopter in the air over London.

As regular readers will know, the staff here at LR towers have a bit of a soft spot for photos of London’s railway infrastructure from the air, and so we were keen to secure some of the photographic results of that trip. Network Rail have been kind enough to oblige, and thus we are able to present the images below. These show many of London’s main terminals from the air, as well as some of the work currently taking place at Blackfriars.

At the end of the set are also several images of Stratford. The first gives a good idea of the layout of the various infrastructure that’s been building up there over recent years and the second a rather excellent view of the new Olympic stadium.

Finally, at the end is an image which appears to show two coupled units testing out twelve car running on the Thameslink.

All images come, obviously, courtesy of Network Rail.

Charing Cross
Waterloo (Again)
St Pancras
London Bridge
Waterloo from the front
Waterloo with a good view of the old Eurostar platforms
Cannon Street
Victoria again
Paddington again
Kings Cross and St Pancras
The Shard at London Bridge across the river
The Olympic Stadium
12 Car Thameslink testing
Written by John Bull
John Bull is the Editor of London Reconnections. A transport journalist and historian, his writing often focuses on the political or strategic challenges facing London's transport network and beyond.