Euston Station Will Open As A Homeless Shelter On Christmas Day

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Euston Station Will Open As A Homeless Shelter On Christmas Day

Euston Station's Network Rail concourse is being put to use as a homeless shelter on Christmas Day.

200 specially invited homeless guests will be welcomed into the station from 11am on 25 December — the only day of the year the station closes to the public.

30 volunteers from Network Rail will be there to welcome diners, along with volunteers from homelessness charity St Mungo's, and grassroots organisation Streets Kitchen.

The concourse will be decorated, and tables will be laid out, where guests will be served a traditional Christmas dinner.

Steve Naybour, head of transformation in Network Rail's track team, is leading the team running the event:

Working on Christmas Day is pretty much par for the course for many of us who work for Network Rail but this year, because I wasn't scheduled to work, myself and a handful of colleagues came up with this plan to feed some of London’s homeless instead.

St Mungo's and Streets Kitchen have been fantastic. And I'm proud to say we’ve had lots of interest from Network Rail colleagues to volunteer to come along on the day to help out.

Last Updated 13 December 2017

Jim_m71

It's announcements like this that really puts the meaning of Christmas into perspective. As you are out and about, shopping for everyone on your list, racking up those credit card debts, stop and think about those with nothing, and how on Christmas Day, honorable and caring people will be helping those in need, providing them a little something to make them remember that they matter and they are cared for.

Lucy

What an amazing thing to do. Are you taking donations to help pay for food, drinks, decorations etc?