Lying on the cusp of the City of London is Moorgate Underground station, a key transport hub for people crossing London.
Opened in 1865, the station is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Northern lines making it a major station for commuters and tourists alike. Over 21 million people use this station every year making is one of the busiest in the capital. However, navigating around it should not be a problem.
The station which is situated at Moorfields in the City is shared between both Underground and regional railway services. The latter is served by Great Northern and connects London with Hertford, Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth while the Underground is used for heading across the city.
If you are staying in the Shoreditch area or in the City, you will no doubt be frequenting Moorgate at some point so here is our quick guide to the station.
Platforms and train access
Moorgate currently has eight platforms in use with all of the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines stopping at platforms 1 and 2. Platforms 3 and 4 are also served by these Tubes heading west.
Further down in the station is platform 7 and 8 which are used by the Northern line, while National Rail services use the Northern City Line on platforms 9 and 10.
Unlike some of the other Underground stations on the network, Moorgate does not provide free Wi-Fi to passengers. However, the station is fitted with cash machines, which dispense both sterling and euros, escalators, payphones and ticket halls with clear directions for people passing through.
The station’s ticket office is open between 07:00 and 21:00 BST from Monday to Friday, 10:15 to 14:15 BST on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.
Getting to and from the station
Moorgate is well connected by bus and National Rail trains. As mentioned previously, the station forms part of the Great Northern service and is the terminus for the Northern City Line. From Moorgate you can catch a National Rail train service to as far as Peterborough or King’s Lynn depending on the direction.
The station is also well served by buses. The 21 (Lewisham to Newington Green), 43 (Halliwick Park to London Bridge), 76 (Tottenham Hale to Lower Marsh) and 141 (Tottenhall Road to London Bridge) all stop outside Moorgate making the rest of your journey a real breeze.