The Future Of King's Cross Station

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 88 months ago
The Future Of King's Cross Station
The new King's Cross: goodbye green canopy, hello public plaza
The new King's Cross: goodbye green canopy, hello public plaza
The main entrance
The main entrance
The new western concourse
The new western concourse
Aerial view of the station and environs
Aerial view of the station and environs
The platforms and remodelled roof
The platforms and remodelled roof
A more fitting neighbour for St Pancras
A more fitting neighbour for St Pancras

Network Rail has released a batch of images showing how the remodelled King's Cross station will look when complete.

The most significant change is at the front, where the unsightly green canopy, erected during a haze of 1970s bad planning, is gone, with the station's impressive Victorian frontage once again becoming the entranceway. In place of the canopy is a large public plaza. The station concourse is shifted to a new building on the western flank, and access to the platforms is improved via a new connecting bridge. The roof of the train shed has also been renovated. The new concourse is scheduled to open ahead of the Olympics, and the plaza will be completed in 2013.

It'll never look as impressive as St Pancras, but the new King's Cross will better complement its showier Gothic neighbour.

See also:

The history of King's Cross on one billboard

The complex lifts of King's Cross St Pancras

Last Updated 25 July 2011