HS2 London Euston Station will become the UK’s new high-speed railway terminus station acting as a gateway to the Midlands and the north of England ― transforming passenger experience and connectivity ― and comprehensively redeveloping the local area and community.
Delivered in a single stage, the station will accommodate 10 new high-speed rail lines to serve up to 17 trains per hour and bring vital improvements to passenger experience at the existing Network Rail and London Underground stations.
At the heart of the designs is the ground-level concourse ― a 300m long hall that will allow free movement for both passengers and visitors through the station and will open out onto new public spaces at the north and south. The hall ― 20% larger than Trafalgar Square ― will become the largest station concourse in the UK with a dramatic roof soaring above retail and station facilities at ground and first floor. The roof ― which can be prefabricated off site, and installed using modular construction techniques, reducing costs, carbon emissions and local disruption ― allows daylight to flood the space and provides a sheltered pedestrian route to neighbouring streets and communities
Located between Coburg Street to the west and the existing Euston Station to the east, the station will also be accessible via entrances to the north, south and west of the station. Fully accessible step-free internal entrances to the existing Euston Network Rail Station and London Underground Station will also enable, for the first time, seamless connections between Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines.
The station hall will open onto an enhanced Euston Square Gardens to the south, while delivering a major new public green space to the north and community gardens to the west, responding to local community needs. Prioritising walking and cycling as part of a sustainable transport strategy, there will also be new cycle routes and 2,000 cycle parking spaces provided to encourage a safe and active travel environment for all.
HS2 London Euston Station design is led by a consortium made up of Arup, WSP, Grimshaw, Haptic and LDA Design working into HS2’s Station Construction Partner, Mace Dragados JV (MDJV).
The scale of the new HS2 London Euston station means we have the opportunity to create a new truly public civic space for London, a place that responds to transport and passenger needs and becomes part of the existing urban fabric and community. The 300-metre long station hall sits at the heart of this approach, creating a space that is permeable, accessible and open and connects to the local streets and neighbourhoods through green, pedestrian-oriented spaces.
Declan McCafferty, Partner at Grimshaw
HS2’s London Euston station is one of the most complex parts of the HS2 route, situated in a densely populated residential area and adjacent to a busy operational railway. HS2 Ltd is absolutely committed to getting Euston right, engaging with the local community and stakeholders as we continue to progress our designs. With the arrival of HS2, Euston is fast becoming one of the largest transport-led regeneration projects of the 21st Century. Across a site of over 60 acres we have the unique opportunity to work with stakeholders and partners to create a new piece of the city creating thousands of jobs, new homes and areas of green public space.
Laurence Whitbourn, Euston Area Client Director at HS2 Ltd
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