Europe, United Kingdom, London

Vauxhall station is a central London National Rail, London Underground and London Buses interchange station. It is at the Vauxhall Cross road junction opposite the southern approach to Vauxhall Bridge over the River Thames in the London district of Vauxhall. The station is on the boundary of zones 1 and 2 of the London Travelcard area and, although a through station, it is a central London railway terminus for ticketing purposes. The National Rail station was opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) as "Vauxhall Bridge Station" on 11 July 1848 when the main line was extended from Nine Elms to Waterloo, then "Waterloo Bridge Station". It is on a viaduct with eight platforms. Few trains call at the inner platforms whose tracks are used by long distance and "fast" suburban trains. There is a frequent service of trains to London Waterloo and to the suburbs of south-west London. The deep tube London Underground station is on the Victoria line and opened on 23 July 1971. The bus station, at ground level across the road from the rail station, has a photovoltaic roof supplying much of its electricity. It is the second busiest London bus station, after that at Victoria.