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Euston station development to provide more space and choice for passengers

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Network Rail

Euston station development to provide more space and choice for passengers

18 Jul 2014
source Network Rail
type Press release

Passengers at Euston can look forward to a bigger, better station with more shops and a wider choice of food and drink as Network Rail begins a £12.5m development of the station this month.

More than 70m people use Euston station every year and passenger numbers are growing faster than any other London terminus. Network Rail’s scheme will create more space both inside and outside the station while giving passengers, local residents and people working in the area a better selection of shops as well as places to eat and drink.

Phase one of the scheme will see the piazza outside the station cleared of kiosks and replaced with ‘grab and go’ food units incorporated into the front of the station, providing more space and a more pleasant atmosphere. The new units will open from summer 2015.

Inside the station, an 8,000 sq ft balcony will be created, featuring a new bar, a selection of casual dining outlets and a comfy seating area overlooking the main concourse. The balcony will be fully accessible via escalators, stairs and a lift and is expected to open to the public in late 2015.

Phase two of the scheme will see the current station food court converted into an improved and expanded retail area, offering a range of quality brands. This should be complete by the end of 2015.

Hamish Kiernan, commercial retail director at Network Rail, said: “More than a million people use Euston station every week and this number is only set to grow further. Our plan for Euston will provide more space and a better atmosphere for passengers as well as an attractive mix of food, drink and shopping options for people travelling to or through the station.

“Our award-winning developments at King’s Cross and Waterloo showcase what can be achieved at our major stations and now as we move our focus to Euston, we are confident we can create a bigger, brighter station for everyone.”

Network Rail and its contractors have planned the work in order to minimise any disruption to station users during construction. The station will remain open throughout and train services will not be affected.

Notes to editors

Euston is the fourth busiest station in London. In addition to almost 40m rail passengers annually, a further 30m people use the station to shop, eat and drink as well as accessing London Underground services.

Network Rail…

reinvests all profits from commercial activities into Britain’s railway infrastructure.
is one of the largest land and property owners in the country and between 2009-14 generated £1.4bn from commercial activities for re-investment in its rail estate. This is enough to transform Birmingham New Street or King’s Cross station, or put in place 5,000km of new railway.
owns and manages 18 of Britain’s biggest and busiest stations (as well as managing St Pancras International on behalf of HS1 Ltd), with over 510,000 sq ft of retail space, showcasing many leading high-street brands.
is also the country's largest provider of commercial property to small and medium sized businesses, with over 7,000 properties nationwide.
works in partnership to develop railway land and property no longer required for operational use, including multi-million pound commercial schemes above our station at Birmingham New Street and joint ventures with the likes of Ballymore, Bloc, Kier and The Office Group.

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