King's Cross station

King's Cross station

Simon W.
Built in 1852 by the Great Northern Railway, the plain brick King's Cross has a rather more modest appearance than the ornate St Pancras next door. The structure at the entrance was erected in 1972 but is scheduled to be removed in order to restore the Victorian facade of the station. It forms the terminus of the East Coast Main Line to York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Services are provided by the state-owned East Coast railway (formerly NX East Coast and GNER); First Capital Connect on the cross-London Thameslink route; Grand Central, and Hull Trains. Recently, King's Cross has become famous due to its role in the Harry Potter series of novels; the fictional Platform 9 3/4 is where the characters board their train, and there is a monument to this within the actual station. The station shares King's Cross St Pancras Underground with the station next door, which was where the King's Cross fire of 1987 took place. The underground station is served by the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. Kings Cross is also an important bus terminus and two London buses are modelled waiting in York Way. #arches #bus #Kings_Cross #London #station #train #victorian
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