Laughing and Crying Platform at Waterloo

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I have just watched Winston Churchills funeral train leaving Waterloo in 1965 on Youtube.

The reporter said the train left from the laughing, crying platform where the important trains of the day, such as Boat trains arrived and departed.

I do not know Waterloo well enough to know if there is still such a platform.
 
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I have just watched Winston Churchills funeral train leaving Waterloo in 1965 on Youtube.

The reporter said the train left from the laughing, crying platform where the important trains of the day, such as Boat trains arrived and departed.

I do not know Waterloo well enough to know if there is still such a platform.

Good question, the most famous landmark at Waterloo is the clock meeting area,in my opinion. I do recall seeing the train leave live on TV, don't recall the platform,

Bob
 

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I think the route to the train probably used platform 11/12. In the sixties (and later) the area between platforms 11 and 12 was still the cab road, the vehicle ramp at the country end was still in use then, and IIRC this was where the flagship services such as the boat trains arrived and departed.
 

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I think there have only been relatively minor alterations since then to do with the changes needed for the Eurostar terminal, however I think that did result in some minor changes to the positions of a few of the highest numbered platforms in the main station. However P11 and P12 are still either side of a much wider platform than all the others, hence I think P1 - P11 have not changed at all.
 
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