As the latest terminus built in London, the public have a right to expect Charing Cross to be one of the handsomest and most convenient; nor will this expectation be disappointed.
To commence our description of the Kent railways we shall take the shortest and most northern.
Notwithstanding the competition of river steamers and omnibuses there are as many as 60 trains daily by this railway to and from Greenwich. The line runs over viaducts the whole distance, and passengers are generally on a level with the attics of the houses surrounding them. Passing over the new Hungerford bridge, which hardly vibrates more than does the solid ground, we reach, by a sharp curve, the
And in two minutes the train stops at
Whence it steams over the Borough market (St. Saviour’s fine church on our left), to
We next proceed through the populous districts of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, the first of which is accommodated with the station of
A telegraph station; and the latter with that of Commercial Dock, a telegraph station.
Deptford is a town in the county of Kent, built on the banks of the Thames.
On quitting Deptford the train crosses the river Ravensbourne, and in a few moments reaches
Greenwich presents a striking appearance from the river, its Hospital forming one of the most prominent attractions of the place.
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