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The most boring Major station in the country?
Member Name: allanjk
Date: 03/05/02, updated on 25/05/03 (250 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to navigate, Large info board
Disadvantages: Bland, Bland, Bland, Complete lack of character
Being a regular traveller into Euston from the North-west of england I decided to write a short opinion on it.
The station was originally built in 1837 but was redeveloped during the electrification of the West Coast Maine Line in the mid sixties. The new station has changed little since then remaining an example of 60's architecture.
Euston is without doubt the dullest of all London's Major railway stations.
The station consists of a large main waiting area surrounded my shops and eateries, a large board displaying arrivals and departures and 18 platforms. The building itself is a concrete structure and has no architectural significance whatsoever (especially in comparrison to St Pancras along the road or Waterloo the other side of the Thames).
The station does have a few redeeming features however.
This station is very easy to navigate around and that platform alterations rarely occur. The Trainstation is a terminus and hence all platforms can be accesed without going over bridges or having to neavigate any stairs making it a disabled access friendly station.
Also Virgin Trains first class lounge situated above Burger King, is that best 1st Class lounge in the country and is available wether you hold a £250 1st class ticket or a cheap £40 one the likes of which I use when I travel.
For anyone wishing to transfer over to Kings Cross of St Pancras station it is actually easier to walk from Euston to these stations than to use the tube it is only about a 5 minute walk.
As a last note that main stations served my Euston station are :
Tube Lines : Victoria and Nothern plus Circle, Metropoliton and Hammersmith & City available at Euston Square (150 yards)
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