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In the City of London, the new Cannon Street Railway Station opens for business.

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09/01/1866

The South-Eastern Railway Company opened its new City of London station at Cannon Street.  Five sets of rails crossed the Thames over the new Cannon Street Railway Bridge directly into the five platform station covered with a 700 foot long iron train shed. Originally planned for twenty million users a year and in 2015, with twentieth century remodeling, still serves more than twenty-two million annually. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 126.

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