A station on the Metropolitan Line, Circle Line and Hammersmith and City Line in Travelcard Zone 1. Opened 10 January 1863 Known as Farringdon Street until 1922, Farringdon and High Holborn 1922-36. Also rail services – through to Gatwick and Brighton in the south and Bedford to the north: where the changeover from overhead wire to electric rail occurs. It will become a major interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under construction in the city: Crossrail and the Thameslink Programme, both scheduled for completion in 2018–2019.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1] and the TfL page [2].