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Vauxhall station platforms from the western end.

Vauxhall station is a National Rail, London Underground and London Buses interchange station located at Vauxhall Cross, by Vauxhall Bridge over the River Thames in the London district of Vauxhall. The station is on the border between zones 1 and 2.

The National Rail station is located on a viaduct and services are provided by South West Trains inner suburban trains from Waterloo station. Outer suburban and longer distance trains from Waterloo pass through the station without stopping.

The London Underground station is in deep tube below the National Rail station and is served by the Victoria Line between Pimlico and Stockwell. The Victoria line platforms opened on July 23, 1971.

The bus station, with a photovoltaic roof to generate its own energy needs, is located at surface level adjacent to the rail stations. The bus station opened in December 2004.

Morrissey's 1994 album Vauxhall and I is named after the station.

Vauxhall station is said to have given its name to the Russian word for railway station, vokzal (Вокзал). The story goes that Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, visiting London in 1844, was taken to see the trains at Vauxhall and mistakenly assumed that "Vauxhall" (transliterated into Russian as "vokzal") was the generic term for a railway station.


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