The Anonymous Widower

The Abandoned Tube Entrance At Euston

These pictures show the abandoned tube entrance at Euston station.

The station was built to serve the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway, which is now part of the Northern Line.

  • It opened in 1907.
  • The building will now be demolished to make way for High Speed Two.
  • I can’t ever remember using the entrance.

It looks to be a station, which are typical of many, that were created by Leslie Green.

  • Wikipedia has a list of over forty stations, that were designed by Leslie Green.
  • Many are Grade II Listed
  • His designs inspired the look of the fictional Walford East Underground station in EastEnders.

I would reckon, the one I use most is Oxford Circus.

 

May 10, 2020 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This entrance has been out of use as long as I can remember, definitely since the 70s, so I assumed it closed when Euston mainline station was rebuilt and the Victoria Line opened (so circa 1967). However, it turns out that the CCEHR and separate CSLR entrance buildings both closed in 1914, so it had a very short working life. I think LPTB/LT/LU/TfL have used it since then as some kind of control room.

    It’s remarkable that it’s survived for more than a century out of passenger use while remaining in largely original external condition. I hope they can retain/reuse some of the ox-blood tiles, or perhaps offer them for sale to collectors.

    I chiefly remember the sense of anticipation as I walked past it on my way to BR’s Aladdin’s cave of grubby treasures, Collector’s Corner, in what I seem to remember were old railway stables. While I photographed the disused tube station, foolishly I failed to record the more atmospheric Collector’s Corner buildings.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | May 10, 2020 | Reply


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