Euston station is a place one can either like, or hate. Many begrudge the fact the old station with its famous arch was swept away. Euston station once again faces changes as the new HS2 project builds up. Another round of demolition and years of reconstruction little more than fifty years after it was last done! This second part of the 50th anniversary feature looks at the present Euston station from its 1968 opening to 2018.
The booking office inside the new station. This is now much changed with the unusual ceiling more prominent. Source: Twitter
The station’s new forecourt as it originally looked. Source: Twitter
A set of three images from Railway Magazine for December 1968. Source: Twitter
The original ticket hall. These machines were in use until possibly the early 1990s. A set of three images from Railway Magazine for December 1968. Source: Twitter
Aerial view of the new station. A set of three images from Railway Magazine for December 1968. Source: Twitter
Chelsea fans at Euston 1970. Source: Twitter
The station in 1976. Source: Twitter
The Nightcap Bar on the Glasgow Sleeper Train 1979. Source: Twitter.
Who could forget the Advanced Passenger Train? 370002 at Euston 1984. In public service for just over a year. Source. Twitter (Note: The Twitter account has been deleted thus an archived image is used.)
Watford DC train. Class 501 – known as ‘Jail Wagons’ because of the bars across windows. Also used on the North London Line. Source: Twitter
Class 85 and a Watford DC Lines suburban train arriving at Euston 1985. Source: Twitter
86220 Goliath at Euston February 1987. Source: Twitter
86261 waiting to depart February 1987. Source: Twitter
A4 class 4464 Bittern on the Cathedrals Express. Lovely train, wrong station lol! Source: Twitter
Parts of the famous Euston Arch, found dumped in the River Lea, returns to the station for an exhibition in 2015. Source: Twitter
Another view of the remains of the Euston arch on exhibit at the station in 2015. Source: Twitter
87002 and 86101 at Euston May 2015. Source: Twitter
Statue of Britannia which once stood in the Great Hall at Euston Station. Source: Twitter
HS2 an extravagant use of public money. Source: Twitter
66723 Chinook at Euston August 2017. Source: Twitter
Arriving at Euston station by train. “About as emotionally uplifting as a visit to a sub-station.” Source: Twitter
GBRf 2018 ‘Out of the Ordinary’ railtour around the country, starting with a pair of Class 20s. Source: Twitter.
92018 at Euston November 2017. Source: Twitter
Tornado November 2017. Source: Twitter
Euston in the near future… Source: Twitter
Clearly HS2 is progressing and Euston station will once again take on a different look although the main part of the 1968 building will remain largely intact. Here’s to the next 50 years!