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St Pancras station

railway station terminus in London, England

St Pancras station, also known since 2007 as St Pancras International,[7][8] is a central London railway terminus celebrated for its Victorian architecture.

St Pancras National Rail
London St Pancras International
St Pancras Station from Euston road
St Pancras station from Euston Road
St Pancras is located in Central London
St Pancras
St Pancras
Location of St Pancras in Central London
LocationSt Pancras
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byNetwork Rail (High Speed) for HS1 Ltd[1]
Eurostar[2]
Network Rail (Thameslink platforms)
OwnerLondon and Continental Railways
Station codeSTP, SPX
DfT categoryA (mainline platforms)
C1 (Thameslink platforms)
Number of platforms15
AccessibleYes[3]
Fare zone1
OSIKing's Cross St. Pancras London Underground
London King's Cross National Rail
London Euston London Overground National Rail[4]
Cycle parkingYes – external (in car park)
Toilet facilitiesYes
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 26.046 million[5]
– interchange Increase 3.504 million[5]
2014–15Increase 28.242 million[5]
– interchange Increase 3.888 million[5]
2015–16Increase 31.724 million[5]
– interchange Increase 4.474 million[5]
2016–17Increase 33.492 million[5]
– interchange Increase 4.584 million[5]
Railway companies
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland & Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 October 1868[6]Opened as terminus for Midland
15 July 2006New domestic (Midland Main Line) platforms opened
6 November 2007Relaunched by HM The Queen. Renamed St.Pancras International
14 November 2007Eurostar services transferred from Waterloo
9 December 2007Low-level Thameslink platforms opened
13 December 2009Southeastern high-speed domestic services introduced
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°31′48″N 00°07′31″W / 51.53000°N 0.12528°W / 51.53000; -0.12528Coordinates: 51°31′48″N 00°07′31″W / 51.53000°N 0.12528°W / 51.53000; -0.12528

The upper level of The Arcade at St Pancras railway station, looking south under Barlow's magnificent roof. The old trainshed roof has been reglazed and repainted.

The Grade I listed building stands on Euston Road between the British Library, King's Cross station and the Regent's Canal. It was opened in 1868 by the Midland Railway as its southern terminus. The company became the LMS: the London, Midland and Scottish railway. When the station opened, the arched train shed was the largest single-span roof in the world.[9][10]

After escaping planned demolition in the 1960s, the complex was renovated and expanded during the 2000s at a cost of £800 million. A secure terminal area was constructed for Eurostar services to continental Europe—via High Speed 1 and the Channel Tunnel—along with platforms for domestic connections to the north and south-east of England. The restored station houses fifteen platforms, a shopping centre and a bus station, in addition to London Underground services from King's Cross St. Pancras tube station. St Pancras is owned by London and Continental Railways along with the adjacent urban regeneration area known as King's Cross Central.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Station Facilities: London St Pancras Domestic (STP)". National Rail. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  2. "Ownership and Structure". Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  4. "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  6. "Opening of the new Midland terminus in London". Leicester Journal. England. 9 October 1868. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. Brown, J. (2009). London Railway Atlas. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3397-9.
  8. Official name of the station according to the London Borough of Camden released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request at Whatdotheyknow.com. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  9. Single-span: supported only at the edges.
  10. Official web-site (history)