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Encyclopedia > St Pancras railway station
St Pancras
Location
Place St Pancras
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Operations
Managed by Network Rail, Eurostar[1]
Owned by London & Continental
Platforms in use 10 (15 [3])
National Rail
Station code STP (Domestic),
SPX (International),
SPL (Low level),
Annual entry/exit
5.471 million **
Annual entry/exit
4.893 million ***
Transport for London
Zone 1[2]
History
Key dates Opened 1868
Transport for London
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
** based on sales of tickets in 2004/05 financial year which end or originate at this station. Disclaimer (PDF)
*** based on sales of tickets in 2005/06 financial year which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail Regulation station usage statistics
UK Railways Portal
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St Pancras railway station, now officially known as St Pancras International, is a major station located in the St Pancras area of central London, between the new British Library building to the west and King's Cross station to the east. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 264 KB)The ornate Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of Sir George Gilbert Scotts Midland Hotel. ... St Pancras is the name of a place in London. ... The London Borough of Camden is a borough of London, England, which forms part of Inner London. ... Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... London & Continental Railways (LCR) is the name of the consortium of companies which is building the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the high-speed railway line linking London with the Channel Tunnel. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... The southbound platform at Angel. ... This is a list of extant mainline railway stations in Greater London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... St Pancras is the name of a place in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... British Library main building, London The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. ... Kings Cross station (often spelt Kings Cross on platform signs) is a railway station in the district of the same name in northeast central London. ...


The station is the southern terminus of the Midland Main Line, and is the main departure point from London for services to the East Midlands, via Leicester to Sheffield, Leeds and other parts of Yorkshire. It is also the London terminus of Channel Tunnel Rail Link, with high speed services to Paris, Brussels and Lille. The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ...


St Pancras is termed as the "Cathedral of the railways" and includes two of the most celebrated structures built in Britain in the Victorian era. The main train shed, completed in 1868 by the engineer William Henry Barlow, was the largest single-span structure built up to that time. In front of it is St Pancras Chambers, formerly the Midland Grand Hotel (1868–1877), one of the most impressive examples of Victorian gothic architecture. Designed by architect George Gilbert Scott, the building initially appears to be in a polychromatic Italian Gothic style – inspired by John Ruskin's Stones of Venice – but on a closer viewing, it incorporates features from a variety of periods and countries.[4] From such an eclectic approach, Scott anticipated that a new genre would emerge.[5] Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... A train shed is an adjacent building to a railway station where the tracks and platforms are covered by a roof. ... William Henry Barlow (1812-1902) was an English civil engineer of the 19th century, particularly associated with railway engineering projects. ... St Pancras station is a railway station in north central London, United Kingdom, between the new British Library building to its west and Kings Cross station to the east. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Grand Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin San Sebastian Church in Manila, Philippines made entirely of steel. ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ... Upper: Steel-plate engraving of Ruskin as a young man, made circa 1845, scanned from print made circa 1895. ...

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History

Incentive

The interior of the Barlow Trainshed, circa 1870
The interior of the Barlow Trainshed, circa 1870

The station was commissioned by the Midland Railway. Prior to the 1860s, the company had a concentration of routes in the Midlands and north of London but not its own route to the capital. From 1840, Midland trains to and from London ran from Euston using the London and North Western line via a junction at Rugby. Congestion and delays south of Rugby quickly became commonplace as services expanded. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1336x778, 773 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): St Pancras railway station ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1336x778, 773 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): St Pancras railway station ... This article is about the historical British railway company. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ...


A new London line was proposed around 1845, towards the end of the period of speculation later dubbed "Railway Mania". The Great Northern line was approved by Parliament in 1846 and a Midland Railway spur from Leicester to Hitchin was agreed in 1847. While the Great Northern line was constructed, the Midland spur was quietly abandoned in 1850 due to financial problems. Pressure from businesses in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire (notably from William Whitbread, who owned roughly 12% of the land over which the line would run) revived the spur scheme. The line was re-presented to Parliament and approved in 1853. Building began quickly but did not proceed at any great pace: the line was opened in mid-1857. The Midland Railway secured initial running power for seven years at a minimum of £20,000 a year. The Midland Company now had two routes into London, through Euston and King's Cross, and traffic quickly expanded to take advantage, especially with the coal trade, with the Midland Railway transporting around a fifth of the total coal to London by 1852. Railway mania was the term given to the speculative frenzy in Britain in the 1840s. ... The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company, founded by the London & York Railway Act of 1846. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... , Hitchin is a town in Hertfordshire, England, and has an estimated population of 30,360. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ...


In mid-1862, due to the enormous traffic for the second International Exhibition, the Great Northern and the Midland companies clashed over the restricted capacity of the line. This was regarded as the stimulus for the Midland Company to build its own line and surveying for a 49.75 mile (80 km) line from Bedford to London began in October 1862. However, the Midland Company had been buying large portions of land in the parish of St Pancras since 1861. The International Exhibition of 1862, or Great London Exposition was a worlds fair. ... St Pancras is the name of a place in London. ...

Close up view of the clock tower.
Close up view of the clock tower.

St Pancras was an unprepossessing district, with notorious slums. The area's other landmarks were the covered Fleet River, Regent's Canal, a gas-works, and an old church with a large graveyard. For the terminus the Midland Railway chose a site backing onto New Road (later Euston Road) bounded by Pancras Road and York Way, a few hundred yards to the east of Euston and immediately to the west of King's Cross station. The problem canal was to be tunnelled under (the Belsize Tunnel), although the churchyard and the gas-works were added problems. The site was occupied by housing, the estates of Somers Town and the slums of Agar Town. The landlords sold up for £19,500 and cleared out the residents, without compensation, for a further £200. The church was demolished and a replacement built for £12,000 in 1868–69 in Kentish Town. The demolished church, St Luke's, was re-erected piece by piece in 1867 as a Congregational church in Wanstead, and still exists (now a United Reformed church). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x994, 85 KB) Summary St Pancras clock tower in London. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x994, 85 KB) Summary St Pancras clock tower in London. ... Entrance to the Fleet River, Samuel Scott, c. ... The Regents Canal is a canal across an area just to the north of central London. ... This article is about the historical British railway company. ... Euston Road is an important thoroughfare in central London. ... York Way (part of the A5200) is a major road in north London running north for one mile from the junction of Pentonville Road and Euston Road, adjacent to Kings Cross railway station towards Kentish Town and Holloway. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... Kings Cross station (often spelt Kings Cross on platform signs) is a railway station in the district of the same name in northeast central London. ... Somers Town, named after the Somers family who owned the land, is an area of London south of Camden Town. ... Agar Town (or Agar-Town or Agar-town) was an area of St Pancras, London. ... Kentish Town is an area of north London in the London Borough of Camden. ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... , Wanstead is a suburban area in the London Borough of Redbridge, East London. ... Logo of The United Reformed Church The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Christian denomination (church) in the United Kingdom. ...


The company intended to connect from the site through a tunnel (the St Pancras Branch) to the new Metropolitan Line, opened in 1863 running from Paddington to Farringdon Street below the Euston Road, providing for a through route to Kent. London Transport Portal The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground, coloured maroon on the Tube map. ... Paddington Station, March 2005 during rush hour Paddington station or London Paddington station is a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. ... Farringdon station platforms Farringdon station is a London Underground and National Rail station in Farringdon, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ...


Design and construction

The sloping and irregular form of the site posed certain problems and the Midland Railway directors were determined to impress London with their new station. They could see the ornateness of Euston, with its famous arch; the functional success of Lewis Cubitt's King's Cross; the design innovations in iron, glass and layout by Brunel at Paddington; and, significantly, the single span roof designs of John Hawkshaw being built at Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... Lewis Cubitt was born on 29 September 1799 and died on 9 June 1883. ... Kings Cross station (often spelt Kings Cross on platform signs) is a railway station in the district of the same name in northeast central London. ... Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859) (IPA: ), was a British engineer. ... Paddington Station, March 2005 during rush hour Paddington station or London Paddington station is a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. ... Sir John Hawkshaw (1811 - June 2, 1891), English engineer, was born in Yorkshire, and was educated at Leeds grammar school. ... Charing Cross Charing Cross railway station is a central London railway terminus. ... Cannon Street is a National Rail and London Underground station complex in the City of London, the financial district of London in England. ...


The initial plan of the station was laid out by William Henry Barlow, the Midland's consulting engineer. The single span roof of 74 m (243 ft), the greatest built up to that time, was adopted on purely economic grounds to make maximum use of the space without obstructions (the roof design was a collaboration between Barlow and Rowland Mason Ordish). A space for a fronting transverse hotel was included in the plan and the overall plan was accepted in early 1865. William Henry Barlow (1812-1902) was an English civil engineer of the 19th century, particularly associated with railway engineering projects. ... Rowland Mason Ordish (11 April 1824-1886) was an English engineer. ...


A competition was held for the actual design of the station buildings and hotel in May 1865. Eleven architects were invited to compete, submitting their designs in August. In January 1866 the brick Gothic revival designs of the prominent George Gilbert Scott were chosen. There was some disquiet at the choice, in part because Scott's designs, at £315,000, were by far the most expensive. The sheer grandeur of Scott's frontage impressed the Midland Railway directors, achieving their objective of outclassing all the other stations in the capital. A subsequent financial squeeze trimmed several floors from the frontage and certain ornateness but the impressive design largely remained. Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin San Sebastian Church in Manila, Philippines made entirely of steel. ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ...


Construction of the station, minus the roof which was a separate tender, was budgeted at £310,000, and after a few problems Waring Brothers' tender of £320,000 was accepted. The roof tender went to the Butterley Company for £117,000. Work began in the autumn of 1864 with a temporary bridge over the canal and the demolition of Somers Town and Agar Town. Construction of the station foundations did not start until July 1866 and delays through technical problems, especially in the roof construction, were commonplace. The Butterley Engineering sign in 2006 The Butterley Company was an engineering works in the Ripley area of Derbyshire. ...

The former Midland Grand Hotel at the front of St Pancras railway station.
The former Midland Grand Hotel at the front of St Pancras railway station.

The graveyard posed the initial problems - the main line was to pass over it on a girder bridge and the branch to the Metropolitan under it in a tunnel. Disturbance of the remains was expected but was, initially, carelessly handled. The tunnelling was especially delayed by the presence of decomposing human remains, the many coffins encountered, and a London-wide outbreak of cholera leading to the requirement to enclose the River Fleet entirely in iron. Despite this the connection was completed in January 1867. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x1000, 146 KB) Description: The former Midland Grand Hotel at the front of St Pancras train station. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x1000, 146 KB) Description: The former Midland Grand Hotel at the front of St Pancras train station. ... Entrance to the Fleet River, Samuel Scott, c. ...


The company was hoping to complete most essential building by January 1868. The goods station in Agar Town received its first train in September 1867, but passenger services through to the Metropolitan line did not begin until July 1868. However, the station was not finished when it opened, to little ceremony, on 1 October. The final rib for the trainshed roof had been fitted only in mid-September and the station was a mass of temporary structures for the passengers. The first train, an express for Manchester, ran non-stop from Kentish Town to Leicester - the longest non-stop run in the world at 97 miles (156 km). is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Kentish Town is a London Underground station and mainline station in the London Borough of Camden. ...


Work on the Midland Grand Hotel did not begin until mid-1868. With construction in a number of stages, the hotel did not open to customers until 5 May 1873. The process of adding fixtures and fittings was contentious as the Midland Railway cut Scott's perceived extravagances and only in late 1876 was Scott finally paid off. The total costs for the building were £438,000. is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


20th century onwards

The Midland Grand Hotel was closed in 1935, and the building was subsequently used as offices. In 1962, there was a proposal to demolish the hotel (also known as St Pancras Chambers) which provoked strong and successful opposition. It was announced in May 2007 that a statue of John Betjeman would be erected on one of the platforms of St Pancras station, in recognition of his campaign to save the frontage. The building eventually fell vacant in the 1980s. A collection of Betjemans poetry, published by John Murray in January 2006 Sir John Betjeman CBE (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Whos Who as a poet and hack. He was born to a middle-class family...


The deserted building was a popular location for film and television productions and appeared in both the Spice Girls' first video and the film Batman Begins. The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. ... For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ...


In 2005 planning consent was granted for a refurbishment of the hotel building: most of the public rooms and a small fraction of the bedrooms of the original hotel will be incorporated into a new hotel, but the majority of the new hotel's bedrooms will be in a newly built wing to the west of the Victorian trainshed. The remainder of the original hotel will be converted into apartments.


On the 23 July 2007, a small fire occurred whilst renovation took place.[6][7][8] is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The renovation has exposed the site of Henry Bessemer's Baxter House, where steel was secretly developed. It was on the east side of Pancras Road. So far nothing of substance has been reported. Henry Bessemer (1813-1898) Sir Henry Bessemer (January 19, 1813 – March 15, 1898), English engineer and inventor, was born at Charlton near Hitchin in Hertfordshire. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ...


When complete the station will feature 13 platforms at the main high-level. East Midlands Trains services will use the western platforms (numbered 1–4), Eurostar services will use the middle platforms (numbered 5–10) and Southeastern high-speed services to Kent will occupy the eastern platforms (numbered 11–13). When this service begins, St Pancras will become the first station in the world to be simultaneously served by British, French, and Japanese designs of high-speed train. Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ...


St Pancras' new Channel Tunnel Rail Link was officially opened on Tuesday 6 November 2007, by HM The Queen accompanied by her consort, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.[9] is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Prince Philip redirects here. ...

St Pancras Station - September 2006
St Pancras Station - September 2006

Because of the ongoing building works on the old station, vehicle and pedestrian access to the station is not easy. There is a 500 m walk from King's Cross St Pancras tube station, Euston Road and most bus stops. However, there is a car and taxi drop-off point next to the station entrance, which passengers with limited mobility may use. New large long- and short-stay car parks have been created beneath the platform extension. Once the work is completed, there will be two seperate parts of St Pancras operating domestic services: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 3. ... Kings Cross St. ...

  • St Pancras Domestic - this will provide the terminus of both the Midland Main Line and the domestic services on the High Speed 1 line.
  • St Pancras Low Level - this is a new station that will operate services on the Thameslink route.

The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... CTRL redirects here. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ...

Domestic services

Following construction services were provided by the Midland Railway. This was a period of expansion as the major routes to Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Carlisle opened. In 1923 the London Midland and Scottish Railway took over the station. This article is about the historical British railway company. ... The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS1) was a British railway company. ...


British Railways era

At the creation of British Railways in 1948, the previous LMS services continued to run. Destinations included the London area services to North Woolwich, St Albans and Bedford. The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS1) was a British railway company. ...


Long distance services reached Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester.


Famous named trains included:

  • The Master Cutler to Sheffield
  • The Thames-Clyde Express to Glasgow

The 1960s electrification of the WCML between London and Manchester saw the Manchester Pullman running from St Pancras via Derby and Matlock. These trains and those to Glasgow were withdrawn following the completion of the the rebuilding of Euston and the consolidation of these services. The Master Cutler is the head of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire established in 1624. ... The Thames-Clyde Express was a named express passenger train operating on British Railways Midland Mainline from London St Pancras to Glasgow. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ...


During the sectorisation of British Rail in 1986, mainline services were provided to the East Midlands by the InterCity sector (Midland Division), with London suburban services to St Albans, Luton and Bedford being provided by Network South East. It was during this period (in 1988) that the Snow Hill tunnel opened resulting in the creation of the Thameslink route and resulting diverting of the majority of suburban trains onto the new route. A High Speed Train power car in Intercity livery InterCity was the sector of British Rail responsible for long-distance express trains. ... A train in NSE livery Network SouthEast (NSE) was a sector of British Rail that principally operated commuter trains in the London area. ... Snow Hill Tunnel is a railway tunnel in central London between City Thameslink station and Farringdon station. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ...


Privatisation

Midland Mainline (April 1996 to November 2007)

Following the privatisation of the UK rail network in 1996, services were initially operated by Midland Mainline. During the 2000s major rebuild of the WCML history repeated itself with St Pancras hosting trains to Manchester, this time via the Hope Valley route, under the title of Project Rio. This article is about the train operating company Midland Mainline Railway. ... This article is about the train operating company Midland Mainline Railway. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ...


Between 12 April 2004 and 14 July 2006, trains terminated at an interim station occupying the eastern part of the extension immediately adjacent to the entrance. With the move of services to the western platforms, there is now an additional 70 m walk at the lower level to the lifts/escalators. is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


East Midlands Trains (November 2007 to present)

From the 11 November 2007, St Pancras is the terminus of the Midland Main Line and the services operated by East Midlands Trains, with routes to the East Midlands and Yorkshire regions of England. Towns and cities served include Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield and Sheffield. Occasional trains also run to Burton upon Trent, Lincoln, Skegness, Barnsley, Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds, Scarborough and York. Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Culture in Luton be merged into this article or section. ... Bedford is the county town of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... , Wellingborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England situated some eleven miles from the county town of Northampton. ... This article is about Kettering in England. ... , Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... Loughboroughs carillon Loughborough parish church The Brush engineering works Loughborough University Loughborough (pronounced locally as either , LUFF-burra or , LUFF-bruh, and more widely as [ˈlÊŒfËŒb(É™)ɹə]) is a town in Leicestershire, central England with a population of 57,600 as of 2004. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... This article is about the English town. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... , Skegness is a seaside town and civil parish within the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. ... Curiositykc 15:34, 9 September 2007 (UTC) For other uses, see Barnsley (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Doncaster (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wakefield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... This article is on the English seaside resort. ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John...


The domestic services platforms in the station are in the deck extension, at an upper level, and accessible by lift or escalator.


There are four services an hour (two fast, two stopping) from Leicester station, half hourly services to Nottingham station, half hourly services to Derby station (with hourly continuations to Sheffield) with interval stops as mentioned above and an additional hourly commuter service between Kettering and London. There are also limmited extensions to the core service with: Leicester station is a railway station in Leicester, England. ... History Nottingham station is the principal railway station in the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. ... Derby Station (formerly known as Derby Midland Station to distinguish it from the now disused Derby Friargate) is a mainline railway station serving the city of Derby in England. ... {{East Midlands Trains}} Kettering railway station is to the south-west of the Kettering town centre in Northamptonshire, England. ...


Peak Hour services to Burton upon Trent; Lincoln via Newark; Leeds via Sheffield, Doncaster and Wakefield; and Barnsley via Meadowhall Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... Newark is the name of several places. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wakefield (disambiguation). ... Curiositykc 15:34, 9 September 2007 (UTC) For other uses, see Barnsley (disambiguation). ... Meadowhall is a large shopping centre located three miles northeast of central Sheffield, England. ...


Summer special services to Skegness via Bedford and Boston , Skegness is a seaside town and civil parish within the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. ... This article is about the English county town. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Summer special services to Scarborough via Leicester, Sheffield and York This article is on the English seaside resort. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John...


Winter special services operate only as far as York (not Scarborough) via Leicester, Sheffield and Doncaster York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John... For other places with the same name, see Doncaster (disambiguation). ...


In the near future, it is proposed that the extra Kettering service will extend to a reopened Corby railway station. Corby railway station served the town of Corby in Northamptonshire, England. ...


Thameslink

Following the creation of the Thameslink route in British Railways days, some services from Bedford and Luton terminated at St Pancras. Subsequent service changes and the dewiring of the trainshed prior to the rebuild for international services resulted in Thameslink services ceasing to use the station. Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ...


As part of the second phase of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project (CTRL; now branded High Speed 1), London & Continental Railways (LCR), the company responsible for delivering the aforementioned project, was authorised by the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act of 1996 to construct an underground 'box' on the Thameslink route, which would house the new Thameslink station. In order for this to happen, the existing Thameslink tunnels between Kentish Town and King's Cross Thameslink had to be closed between 11 September 2004 and 15 May 2005 while the works were carried out. As a result, Thameslink services from the north terminated at St Pancras, while services from the south terminated at King's Cross Thameslink.[10] A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... Kentish Town is a London Underground station and mainline station in the London Borough of Camden. ... Kings Cross Thameslink station is a railway station in central London, which serves the Thameslink route, currently operated by First Capital Connect. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After the blockade of the route was finished, the new station was still only a bare concrete shell, and could not take passengers. The budget for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link works did not include work on the fitting-out of the station, as these works had originally been part of the separate Thameslink 2000 works programme. Despite lobbying by rail operators who wished to see the station open at the same time as St Pancras International, the Government failed to provide additional funding to allow the fit out works to be completed immediately following the line blockade. Eventually, on 8 February 2006, Alistair Darling, the then Secretary of State for Transport, announced £50 million worth of funding for the fit-out of the station, plus another £10-15 million for the installation of associated signalling and other lineside works in the area.[11] The Thameslink Programme, formerly known as Thameslink 2000, is a £3. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alistair Maclean Darling (born November 28, 1953) is a British politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer since June 28, 2007. ... A signal is a mechanical or electrical device that indicates to train drivers or engineers information about the state of the line ahead, and therefore whether he or she must stop or may proceed, or instructions on what speed the train may go. ...


On 9 December 2007,[11] as part of the Thameslink Programme, St Pancras International will gain platforms on the Thameslink network (operated by First Capital Connect (FCC)).[12] These platforms will be located under the main station and known as London St Pancras (Low level),[13][14] replacing the King's Cross Thameslink station further down the line. is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Thameslink Programme, formerly known as Thameslink 2000, is a £3. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... Kings Cross Thameslink station is a railway station in central London, which serves the Thameslink route, currently operated by First Capital Connect. ...

The new station will replace King's Cross Thameslink, which is shown above.
The new station will replace King's Cross Thameslink, which is shown above.

The Thameslink Programme involves the introduction of 12-car trains across the enlarged Thameslink network, and as extending the platforms at the existing King's Cross Thameslink station was thought wholly impractical (requiring alterations to the Clerkenwell tunnel and the Circle/Hammersmith & City/Metropolitan Underground lines, which would be extremely disruptive and prohibitively expensive),[15] a new Thameslink station was proposed, to be situated under the existing station. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1644 KB) Description: Kings Cross Thameslink railway station, London Source: self-made - http://arglist. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1644 KB) Description: Kings Cross Thameslink railway station, London Source: self-made - http://arglist. ... Kings Cross Thameslink station is a railway station in central London, which serves the Thameslink route, currently operated by First Capital Connect. ... For other uses, see Circle Line (disambiguation). ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... London Transport Portal The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground, coloured maroon on the Tube map. ... The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. ...


With the exception of City Thameslink, all Thameslink stations to the north of the River Thames can only accommodate a maximum train length of 8 cars. In addition, King's Cross Thameslink is widely regarded to have narrow platforms, poor quality access and egress, and is located several hundred metres east of the major rail termini of London King's Cross and St Pancras station,[15] which means passengers who wish to walk between either of the two termini and the existing Thameslink station have to traverse several busy traffic junctions (though it is possible to walk along the Victoria Line platforms - if one has a ticket that will let you in and out of the Underground area). City Thameslink is an underground mainline railway station in the City of London, at the point where Fleet Street becomes Ludgate Hill. ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... Kings Cross station (often spelt Kings Cross on platform signs) is a railway station in the district of the same name in northeast central London. ...


The station will allow passengers to travel to destinations such as Bedford, Luton and St Albans in the north, and to places like Wimbledon, East Croydon and Brighton in the south. There will also be direct services to London Gatwick and London Luton airports. The Thameslink Programme will enlarge the Thameslink network more than threefold from 50 to 172 stations.[16] Bedford railway station is the main railway station in the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. ... Luton railway station is located in Luton, Bedfordshire. ... St Albans railway station is one of two railway stations in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. ... Wimbledon station is a National Rail, London Underground, and Tramlink station located in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... East Croydon station is a railway station and tram stop in Croydon, 9. ... Brighton station concourse Brighton railway station serves the city of Brighton in Sussex, on the south coast of England. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. ... London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) (previously called Luton International Airport)[3] is an international airport located on the edge of the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, England approximately north of London. ...


The following will also apply:

  Preceding station     National Rail     Following station  
Terminus   East Midlands Trains
Midland Main Line
  Luton Airport
Parkway
    From 9th December 2007    
Farringdon   First Capital Connect
Thameslink
  Kentish Town

A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... This article is about the train operating company Midland Mainline Railway. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... Stratford International station is a railway station, as of 2005, under construction in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... Dartford International railway station, was a proposed name for Ebbsfleet, and will be a new railway station a few miles east of the M25 motorway on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in the borough of Gravesham and near to Northfleet railway station. ... Gravesend railway station serves the town of Gravesend in north Kent; train services are operated by Southeastern. ... Folkestone Central railway station is the more central of the two stations in Folkestone in Kent. ... Kings Cross St. ... The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. ... Kings Cross station (often spelt Kings Cross on platform signs) is a railway station in the district of the same name in northeast central London. ... GNER operates along the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Northern Scotland. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... ^ Pick up northbound, set down southbound; selected weekday services only Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to seven long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Luton Airport Parkway railway station is the railway station for London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire. ... Farringdon station platforms Farringdon station is a London Underground and National Rail station in Farringdon, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ... Kentish Town is a London Underground station and mainline station in the London Borough of Camden. ...

International services

New signage at St Pancras reflects the changing status of the station
New signage at St Pancras reflects the changing status of the station
A Class 47 locomotive about to depart with a passenger train in January 2001. The gas holders in the background, which are listed buildings, were removed during construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, and rebuilt nearby.
A Class 47 locomotive about to depart with a passenger train in January 2001. The gas holders in the background, which are listed buildings, were removed during construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, and rebuilt nearby.
St Pancras station spires; in the foreground is the trainshed undergoing renovation.
St Pancras station spires; in the foreground is the trainshed undergoing renovation.
The Barlow trainshed in September 2007
The Barlow trainshed in September 2007


On 14 November 2007 the Channel Tunnel Rail Link was completed, now High Speed 1 and Eurostar services changed to terminate at St Pancras rather than at Waterloo. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 331 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): St Pancras railway station Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 331 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): St Pancras railway station Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 601 KB)British Rail Class 47 diesel locomotive at St Pancras railway station on 10th January 2001. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 601 KB)British Rail Class 47 diesel locomotive at St Pancras railway station on 10th January 2001. ... Two Class 47s, Nos. ... Great Western Railway No. ... Categories: Stub ... The Forth Bridge, designed by Sir Benjamin Baker and Sir John Fowler, opened in 1890, and now owned by Network Rail, is designated as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland. ... A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... Download high resolution version (800x1067, 186 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (800x1067, 186 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 446 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1720 × 2312 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 446 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1720 × 2312 pixels, file size: 1. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... CTRL redirects here. ...


London and Continental Railways (LCR), which was created at the time of British rail privatisation, was selected by the UK government in 1996 to undertake the reconstruction of St Pancras, as well as construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the takeover of the British share of the Eurostar operation, Eurostar (UK). The original LCR consortium members were National Express Group, Virgin Group, SG Warburg, Bechtel and London Electricity. Whilst the project was under development by British Rail it was managed by Union Railways which became a wholly owned subsidiary of LCR. Most mainline stations are owned by Network Rail. However LCR has had ownership of St Pancras station since privatisation to allow for the station's redevelopment to take place. London & Continental Railways (LCR) is the name of the consortium of companies which is building the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the high-speed railway line linking London with the Channel Tunnel. ... A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... National Express Group plc (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... Virgin Group Ltd is a group of separately run companies that each use the Virgin brand of British celebrity business tycoon Sir Richard Branson. ... UBS AG NYSE: UBS, (SWX: CH0012032030) TYO: 8657 is a financial services company, headquartered in Basel and Zürich, Switzerland. ... Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest engineering company in the United States, ranking as the 9th-largest privately owned company in the U.S. With headquarters in San Francisco, Bechtel had 40,000 employees as of 2006 working on projects in nearly 50 countries with $20. ... London Electricity can refer to: The London Electricity Board, public utility company responsible for electricity in the London area prior to privatisation in 1990 London Energy, post-privatisation electricity company for London until absorption to EDF in 2006 EDF Energy, British subsidary of French energy company Électricité de France and... This article is about the defunct entity British Railways, which later traded as British Rail. The History of rail transport in Great Britain is covered in its own article. ...


Originally the whole of the CTRL, including St Pancras, was to be constructed as a single project. However, in 1998 it ran into serious financial difficulties and with its future looking uncertain the project was split into two separate phases, to be managed by Union Railways (South) and Union Railways (North). A recovery programme was agreed whereby LCR sold government-backed bonds worth £1.6bn to pay for the construction of Section 1, with the future of Section 2 (including St Pancras) on target for completion in 2007. The original intention had been for the new railway, once completed, to be run by Union Railways as a separate line to the rest of the British railway network. However, as part of the 1998 rescue plan it was agreed that following completion section 1 would be purchased by Railtrack, along with an option to purchase section 2. In return Railtrack were committed to operate the whole route as well as St Pancras station which, unlike all other former British Rail stations, was transferred to LCR/Union Railways in 1996. A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... For alternative meanings, see bond (a disambiguation page). ... For the generic term, see rail tracks. ...


The St Pancras Chambers will be refurbished as a hotel and apartment block. A five-star hotel will occupy parts of the original hotel, including the main public rooms, and a new wing on the western side of the Barlow trainshed. It will be called the Renaissance St Pancras Hotel, part of Marriott's Renaissance Hotel and Resorts luxury chain, and will open in 2009.[18] The apartments, which are being developed by Manhattan Loft Corporation, will occupy the majority of the upper floors of the main block of the original hotel.[19] Marriott International, Inc. ...


In 2001 Railtrack announced that due to its own financial problems it would not undertake to purchase section 2 once it was completed. This triggered a second restructuring. The 2002 plan agreed that the two sections would have different infrastructure owners (Railtrack for section 1, LCR for section 2) but with common management by Railtrack. Following yet further financial problems at Railtrack its interest in the CTRL was sold back to LCR who then sold the operating rights for the completed line to Network Rail, Railtrack's successor. Under this arrangement LCR will become the sole owner of both sections of CTRL and of St Pancras station, as per the original 1996 plan. A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ...


As a consequence of the project's restructuring the LCR consortium is, as of 2006, construction firms Arup, Bechtel, Halcrow and Systra (who form Rail Link Engineering (RLE)), transport operators National Express Group and SNCF (who operate the Eurostar (UK) share of the Eurostar service with SNCB/NMBS and British Airways), electricity company EDF and UBS Investment Bank. On completion of section 1 by RLE, the line was handed over to Union Railways (South), who then handed it over to London & Continental Stations and Property (LCSP) who are the long term owners of the line. Once section 2 of the line had been completed it was handed over to Union Railways (North) who handed it over to LCSP. Management, operation and maintenance of the entire line, including St Pancras, is undertaken by Network Rail. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arup is a professional services firm providing engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. ... Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest engineering company in the United States, ranking as the 9th-largest privately owned company in the U.S. With headquarters in San Francisco, Bechtel had 40,000 employees as of 2006 working on projects in nearly 50 countries with $20. ... Halcrow Group Limited is an engineering consultancy company, based in the United Kingdom. ... Systra is a railway engineering consultancy and transport planning company, with its headquarters in Paris, France. ... National Express Group plc (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) (French National Railway Company) is a French public enterprise. ... NMBS/SNCB trains in Antwerp-Central The NMBS (Dutch: Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen) or SNCB (French: Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges, not to be confused with Frances SNCF) is the Belgian national railway operator. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Électricité de France (EDF) is the main electricity generation and distribution company in France. ... UBS AG (NYSE: UBS; SWX: UBSN; TYO: 8657 ) is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in Basel and Zürich, Switzerland. ...


Following completion of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) and redevelopment of the station complex, the main station building—the Barlow train shed—was reopened as the terminus for Eurostar trains. On 4 September 2007, the first test train ran from Paris Gare du Nord to St Pancras.[20] The station became known as St Pancras International from 14 November 2007. The extension constructed beyond the Barlow train shed accommodates the long Eurostar trains and domestic traffic originally displaced from the main shed. All domestic platforms are within the extension, sandwiching the international ones which extend the full length into the original station. The domestic platforms became known as London St Pancras Domestic.[21] A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Main entrance to the Gare du Nord The Gare du Nord (English: North Station) is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCFs main line network in Paris. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


From 30 October to early November 2007 Eurostar conducted an Integrated Volume Testing program in which some 6000 members of the public were involved in passenger check-in, immigration control and departure trials, during which the 'passengers' each made three return journeys out of St Pancras to the entrance to the London tunnel. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The main Barlow shed stands 6 m (20ft) above street level. The new international departure hall has been constructed in the undercroft, below the Barlow train shed in the area formerly used to store beer barrels brought down from Burton-upon-Trent. The redeveloped station concourse will feature many more shops. Construction work will continue on the eastern side of the station in preparation for the launch of domestic operations by Southeastern using the CTRL. A former entrance to the station through St Pancras Chambers will be replaced by new domestic and international entrances located in a wide "gangway" half-way down the station (below the join of the new and older parts of the station). For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... , Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ...

  Preceding station     National Rail     Following station  
Terminus   Eurostar
High Speed 1
  Ashford
International
    From 19th November 2007    
Terminus   Eurostar
High Speed 1
  Ebbsfleet
International

National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... CTRL redirects here. ... Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... CTRL redirects here. ... Ebbsfleet International railway station is a new railway station in Ebbsfleet, in the borough of Dartford, Kent. ...

Future developments

In 2008, as part of the new timetable, East Midlands Trains will run new services direct from St Pancras to both Lincoln and a new station at Corby. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The now widespread name Lincoln originated in a city in eastern England, UK. Its name is a contraction of the Latin Lindum Colonia, which was the name of a colony for veteran Roman soldiers. ... For other uses, see Corby (disambiguation). ...


From 2009, Southeastern high-speed services to Kent will occupy the eastern platforms (numbered 11–13), previously used by the Midland Mainline and Thameslink services during the constructional phase. 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... This article is about the train operating company Midland Mainline Railway. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ...


From 2010, once the Docklands Light Railway extension is completed, Eurostar services will call at Stratford International as the first stop from St Pancras. 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... Stratford International station is a railway station located in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ...


During the 2012 Olympic Games, St Pancras will be the terminus for the Olympic Javelin, a seven minute shuttle service designed to ferry spectators between the Olympic Park in Stratford and Central London. The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... The Olympic Javelin is a proposed high-speed train network announced as part of the London 2012 Olympic bid. ... The London Olympic Park, is a new sporting complex to be built in Stratford for the 2012 Summer Olympics. ... , Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ...

  Preceding station     National Rail     Following station  
    From December 2008    
Terminus   East Midlands Trains
London - Lincoln
  Luton
Terminus   East Midlands Trains
London - Corby
  Luton Airport
Parkway
    From December 2009    
Terminus   Southeastern
London – Margate
  Ashford
International
  Southeastern
London – Folkestone
 
Terminus   Southeastern
London – Folkestone/Margate
  Ebbsfleet
International
Terminus   Southeastern
London – Broadstairs
  Stratford
International
  Southeastern
London - Ebbsfleet
 
Terminus   Southeastern
London - Rochester
  Stratford
International
  Southeastern
London – Sittingbourne
 
    From 2010    
Terminus   Eurostar
High Speed 1
  Stratford
International

National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Luton railway station is located in Luton, Bedfordshire. ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Luton Airport Parkway railway station is the railway station for London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... Ebbsfleet, also known as Dartford International, is a new Eurostar station a few miles outside the M25 in Kent, on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, which will have a 15 min journey time to St Pancras. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... Stratford International station is a railway station located in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... Stratford International station is a railway station located in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... This article is about the company that began operations in April 2006. ... CTRL redirects here. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... CTRL redirects here. ... Stratford International station is a railway station located in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ...

King's Cross St Pancras tube station

King's Cross St Pancras tube station is the busiest station on the London Underground serving both King's Cross and St Pancras main line stations in the London Borough of Camden. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. Kings Cross St. ...


Major work is ongoing at King's Cross St Pancras tube station to link the various station entrances to two new ticket halls for London Underground and reduce overcrowding. Kings Cross St. ... The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. ...

Previous station   London Underground   Next station
towards High Street Kensington
Circle line
towards Hammersmith
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
Metropolitan line
towards Aldgate
towards Edgware, Mill Hill East
or High Barnet
Northern line
towards Morden
towards Uxbridge or Heathrow
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
towards Brixton
Victoria line
Highbury & Islington

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Fictional uses

  • In the Railway Series story "Gordon Goes Foreign" from The Eight Famous Engines, a foreign engine visiting Sodor argues with Gordon and Duck about London's station. Gordon says it's King's Cross, Duck says it's Paddington, and the visitor says it's Euston. When events transpire leading Gordon to take a train to London, he is disappointed to find that it's St Pancras.
  • St Pancras station can be recognized in the exterior shots of King's Cross station in the Harry Potter film series.
  • St Pancras is shown in the 1995 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III as King Edward's seat of government.
  • In the 1967 film Smashing Time, Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave appear in a scene filmed outside St Pancras.
  • The interior corridor and stairwell shots of Arkham Asylum in the film Batman Begins were shot in the disused Midland Grand Hotel.

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Notes and references

  1. ^ National Rail, station details: STP
  2. ^ Although St Pancras is in Zone 1, there is nowhere reachable from the railway station with a London Travelcard. This will change in December 2007, when St Pancras Thameslink station is opened and St Pancras is connected via First Capital Connect services to Farringdon and other central London stations.
  3. ^ High Speed 1
  4. ^ (After Lord Palmerston vetoed Scott's Gothic designs for the Foreign Office) "At St Pancras, however, Scott got his chance. This time he decided to play down the Italian element. The polychromy is still there, but the skyline is no longer rectangular but syncopated, no longer Italian but Dutch or Flemish; and some of the details are Early English or Early French. The Cloth Hall at Ypres is the origin of the station entrance tower; Oudenaarde town hall probably supplied the inspiration for his gabled and pinnacled hotel entrance; the mouldings around the great entrance are Early French; the first-floor oriel windows incorporate distant echoes of Bishop Bridport's tomb at Salisbury Cathedral; other windows just as clearly, are Anglicised Venetian. With a pedigree like that — Pugin, Ruskin and Viollet-le-Duc — no wonder Scott thought his design 'almost too good for its purpose'." J Mordaunt Crook, The Dilemma of Style, John Murray, London 1989 p93
  5. ^ "Classic and Gothic will probably run on for many years collaterally ... til at length ... they will unite in style infinitely more Gothic than Classic" Scott, Secular and Domestic Architecture, 1858 p277 cited in Mordaunt-Crook
  6. ^ Camden Gazette: St Pancras blaze disaster averted
  7. ^ Guardian: St Pancras blaze causes transport chaos
  8. ^ BBC News: Roads closed by St Pancras fire
  9. ^ Royal Diary for 06/11/07. Royal.gov.uk. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  10. ^ "New station for Thameslink trains", BBC News, bbc.co.uk, 2004-08-29. Retrieved on 2006-11-14. 
  11. ^ alwaystouchout.com (2006-08-19). King's Cross & St Pancras Upgrade. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  12. ^ National Rail - London St Pancras Thameslink
  13. ^ First Capital Connect site on St Pancras International
  14. ^ a b Network Rail [see pages 19 and 20] (2005-11-04). Thameslink 2000 Closures Statement of Reasons. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  15. ^ Network Rail (2006-10-18). THE £3.5BN THAMESLINK PROJECT CLEARS MAJOR HURDLE. Retrieved on 2006-11-14.
  16. ^ London and Continental Stations and Property (2006-11-14). UK Services. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  17. ^ sleepermagazine.co.uk
  18. ^ manhattanloft.co.uk
  19. ^ First Outing for Faster Eurostar BBC News, 4 September 2007
  20. ^ National Rail - St Pancras Domestic

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