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KINGS CROSS

 

 

 

King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a Central London railway terminus on the northern edge of the city. It is one of the busiest railway stations in the United Kingdom, being the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line to North East England and Scotland.

The station was opened in 1852 by the Great Northern Railway in the Kings Cross area to accommodate the East Coast Main Line. It quickly grew to cater for suburban lines and was expanded several times in the 19th century. It came under ownership of the London and North Eastern Railway as part of the Big Four grouping in 1923, who introduced famous services such as the Flying Scotsman and locomotives such as Mallard. The station complex was redeveloped in the 1970s, simplifying the layout and providing electric suburban services, and it became a major terminus for the high-speed InterCity 125. As of 2018, long-distance trains from King's Cross are run by London North Eastern Railway to Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central via York and Newcastle; other long-distance operators include Hull Trains and Grand Central. In addition, Great Northern runs suburban commuter trains in and around north London

KINGS CROSS

 

 

 

King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a Central London railway terminus on the northern edge of the city. It is one of the busiest railway stations in the United Kingdom, being the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line to North East England and Scotland.

The station was opened in 1852 by the Great Northern Railway in the Kings Cross area to accommodate the East Coast Main Line. It quickly grew to cater for suburban lines and was expanded several times in the 19th century. It came under ownership of the London and North Eastern Railway as part of the Big Four grouping in 1923, who introduced famous services such as the Flying Scotsman and locomotives such as Mallard. The station complex was redeveloped in the 1970s, simplifying the layout and providing electric suburban services, and it became a major terminus for the high-speed InterCity 125. As of 2018, long-distance trains from King's Cross are run by London North Eastern Railway to Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central via York and Newcastle; other long-distance operators include Hull Trains and Grand Central. In addition, Great Northern runs suburban commuter trains in and around north London

comments (9)

Grand architecture...
Chris: Once obscured by modern additions, KIngs Cross station frontage is now free from these and is a delight to contemplate Larry
I think your point of view makes this really great!
Chris: Thank you kindly Elizabeth. This picture was framed to include the Great Northern Hotel as well
nice./.. So different from the Sydney version smile
Chris: I will Google that version Rob
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2018, 06:44
I like your viewpoint here as it shows the the roots of the original owning company. It would not be immediately obvious to me why Great Northern run suburban services in the south east.
Chris: Unless you refer to the modern Thameslink services I would have no idea either..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England.
  • 5 Aug 2018, 06:54
I often got trains from Kings x back to Cambridge.
Chris: Turn right at Hitchin, if I remember correctly..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Aug 2018, 07:50
I'd like some more of this, if possible, please
Chris: This is unlikely Lisl. I was unfortunately surrounded by idiots on the day
I like this take on it Tiffo
Chris: I am obliged to you
I never tire of seeing Kings Cross, from 1964 until 1977 it was like a second home as I passed through to and from work every day. Maureen and I met when we were working there in the offices at the freight terminal above the tunnels that comprise the station exit.
Chris: So a place of great sentimental memories for you both then Brian
I used to be a frequent visitor there, once upon a time.
Chris: Memories - hopefully happy ones Tom..

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