St Pancras station

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St Pancras station
St Pancras International
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A Eurostar train at St Pancras station
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byNetwork Rail [1]
Eurostar [2]
OwnerLondon and Continental Railways
Station codeSTP, SPX
Number of platforms15
Fare zone1
OSIKing's Cross St. Pancras (London Underground)
London King's Cross (National Rail)
Other information
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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.

St Pancras station, also known since 2007 as St Pancras International,[4][5] is a central London railway terminus celebrated for its Victorian architecture.

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.[6][7]

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]

  1. "Station Facilities: London St Pancras Domestic (STP)". National Rail. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  2. "Ownership and Structure".
  3. "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  4. Brown, J. (2009). London Railway Atlas. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3397-9.
  5. Official name of the station according to the London Borough of Camden released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request at Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  6. Single-span: supported only at the edges.
  7. Official web-site (history)