London Has A New Ghost Station

By M@ Last edited 139 months ago
London Has A New Ghost Station

That's right. As from today, King's Cross Thameslink is no more.

The outmoded station on Pentonville Road closed for business yesterday. Services now stop beneath St Pancras International on new platforms (pictured).

It seems to be the law these days that anything recently opened must be trumpeted as 'shiny new'. Not so with these platforms. IanVisits describes a 'clinical grey feel', but with much widened access. Diamond Geezer, meanwhile, gives a fitting eulogy to the old station.

If you ever get nostalgic for the old place, the entrance will still be open allowing ingress to the Tube along the SMILE tunnel. And it may even be possible to catch the occasional train, given that the platforms harbour a temporal rift that might allow time travel.

Image taken from IanVisits' Flickr photostream.

Last Updated 09 December 2007