"Like all London stations at rush hour, Waterloo is packed full of sleep-deprived, tetchy travellers."

With 19 terminal platforms in reglular use, Waterloo is the largest railway stataion in the UK. It is one the busiest passenger terminals in the whole of Europe, second only to Gare du Nord in Paris.



"Rush hour at Waterloo Station is condensed into three minutes in this breakneck short from Nick Nicholls, one of many British Transport Films he directed. Using time lapse photography, he captures the frenetic swarm of the morning rush - although there are now considerably more shops at Waterloo, the commotion of commuters is clearly nothing new." -- British Film Institute National Archive