Farringdon stationFarringdon station
is a London Underground
and 'National Rail
' station in Farringdon
. It was originally called "Farringdon and High Holborn
Station" and was the first tube station ever to be built in London
and more importantly the world. It was opened in 1863
and the initial route ran from Farringdon
, a distance of 6 kilometers. The company that ran the line was the Metropolitan Railway Company.
It is on the Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Circle lines, between Kings Cross St Pancras and Barbican. The station serves Thameslink trains which run from Brighton to Bedford, stopping off at Gatwick airport along the way. It is in zone 1.