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Euston Station is the first inter-city railway station built in London.
Location of Euston Station
Euston station is a large Railway station in central London. The station is the terminus of the West coast Mainline and trains from Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as many other local trains terminating here.
History of Euston Station
Although the present station building is modern, Euston was the first railway station to be built in London. The original station was built in the 1830s when the London and Birmingham Railway was constructed. It originally had only two platforms, one for departures and one for arrivals. The station grew rapidly over following years as traffic increased.
In the 1960s it was decided that the old building was no longer adequate. Amid public outcry, the old station building was demolished and replaced by a modern building. The present station has twenty platforms. Following privatisation of the railways in the 1990s, the running of the train services were taken over by private companies on a franchise. The train services into Euston are run by Virgin Trains and Silverlink.
Two Portland stone entrance lodges and the war memorial still survive from the old station. They are situated on Euston Road. The station serves over 51 million people each year.
Three office blocks were built in the forecourt in 1969-1979 designed by Richard Seiffert. Euston Station has a less lofty roof than any of the other London terminals of the great railway line, but it is the oldest of them all. Some seventy trains go in and out of Euston Station daily; and in the signal box there are over three hundred levers; but there is plenty of platform space.
The station presents a remarkably crowded appearance in August during the two or three days prior to the beginning of the shooting season in Scotland. The closest underground station is Euston.
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