Saint Pancras International Railway Station

St Pancras International
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St. Pancras International Railway Station

 

St. Pancras International Railway Station is one of UK's major railways. The station is well known for its Victorian-style architecture. Inside the station is a mall, a bus station, London Underground (Kings Cross & St Pancras Tube station) and fifteen platforms.

Expansion has been made to the underground part of the station to accommodate the increasing flow

of passengers, leading to the opening of the High Speed 1. Another part of the expansion is the improvements/adding up of additional ticket halls, which are all expected to be completed in 2009.

 

These improvements include the refurbishment of the main existing ticket hall, London Underground's taking over the Pentonville Road ticket hall, building the Western Ticket Hall located under the forecourt of St. Pancras station and the construction of The Northern Ticket Hall on the west of King's Cross station.

On 1987, the King Cross Fire had caused the devastation of the station. The fire was caused by a lighted match setting fire to an escalator machine room. Thirty-one people were killed. This has resulted to a more tight fire safety procedure: staff trainings and replacement of wooden steps. Smoking was also prohibited. It took over a year before the station was reopened.