St Pancras station
|London St Pancras International|
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Managed by||Network Rail (High Speed) for HS1 Ltd|
Network Rail (Thameslink platforms)
|Owner||London and Continental Railways|
|Station code||STP, SPX|
|DfT category||A (mainline platforms)|
C1 (Thameslink platforms)
|Number of platforms||15|
|OSI||King's Cross St. Pancras |
London King's Cross
London Euston 
|Cycle parking||Yes – external (in car park)|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||3.504 million|
|– interchange||3.888 million|
|– interchange||4.474 million|
|– interchange||4.584 million|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland & Scottish Railway|
|1 October 1868||Opened as terminus for Midland|
|15 July 2006||New domestic (Midland Main Line) platforms opened|
|6 November 2007||Relaunched by HM The Queen. Renamed St.Pancras International|
|14 November 2007||Eurostar services transferred from Waterloo|
|9 December 2007||Low-level Thameslink platforms opened|
|13 December 2009||Southeastern high-speed domestic services introduced|
|Lists of stations|
Buildings[change | change source]
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.
History[change | change source]
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Station Facilities: London St Pancras Domestic (STP)". National Rail. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "Ownership and Structure". Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
- "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Opening of the new Midland terminus in London". Leicester Journal. England. 9 October 1868. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Brown, J. (2009). London Railway Atlas. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3397-9.
- 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.
- Single-span: supported only at the edges.
- "Official web-site (history)". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
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