The stockholders of the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, as well as the users of the line, must learn with feelings amounting to relief that the directors have decided to make without further delay another and important attempt to increase their metropolitan station accommodation. The Holborn Viaduct Station was a great addition to the convenience and comfort of the company's customers; but the Ludgate-hill Station is now as crowded as ever, the pressure at certain times of the day amounting almost to danger, and the board have decided upon the bold course of building another bridge over the Thames, with a station in Queen Victoria-street. It is apparently intended to use this station and bridge for suburban traffic. The cost is put down at £300,000. Some other extensions are decided upon, and the total capital is estimated at £570,000. This it is proposed to raise in four-and-a-half per cent preference stock, such stock to rank next after the present preference, and to be offered to the ordinary stockholders at 90. One half of the capital is to be raised in the year ending with June, 1883, and the other in the succeeding year.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.59