The Anonymous Widower

The New Step-Free Entrance At Euston Square Station

This map from cartometro.com shows the Underground Lines in the Euston station area.

Note.

  1. The Northern Line is shown in black.
  2. The Victoria Line is shown in light blue.
  3. The sub-surface lines are shown in yellow and mauve.
  4. The Northern and Victoria Lines are deep underneath the station, whereas the sub-surface lines are under Euston Road.

This Google Map shows the area and the positions of the station entrances.

Note.

  1. Warren Street station in the South West corner of the map at the Northern end of Tottenham Court Road.
  2. Euston Road running South-West to North-East across the map.
  3. University College Hospital is on the South side of Euston Road between Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street.
  4. There is a subway under Euston Road almost in line with Gower Street, that gives access to the Western ends of the platforms at Euston Square station.
  5. There is a lift to the station from the South side of Euston Road on the Eastern side of Gower Street.
  6. The Western end of the platforms at Euston Square are probably just to the East of Gower Street.

The next road across Euston Road is Gordon Street, where the entrance to a new subway under Euston Road to Euston station will be located.

This Transport for London visualisation shows the entrance to the subway looking towards Euston station.

This diagram of the subway. is from Ian Visits,

Note the platforms at Euston Square station appear to be shown in red and end to the West of Gordon Street.

I took these pictures at the Eastern end of Euston Square station.

Note what look like bricked off areas at the end of the platforms for electrical and other gubbins. I suspect they could be removed to create more space.

Conclusion

I don’t think that connecting the platforms to the subway will be the most challenging of projects, if they can dig easily behind and over the walls of the Victorian tunnel and behind the platforms.

 

March 31, 2021 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. One of the few benefits that HS2 may bring

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | March 31, 2021 | Reply

    • My feeling is that good project management would mean that this entrance would be done early, so it could be used as a non-changing entrance and exit to Euston Square station during the rebuilding of Euston Underground station.

      It would also create the easiest link to Crossrail and Thameslink at Farringdon.

      The trains are also high capacity and serve a lot of stations directly.

      If Crossrail 2 is delayed, it could mind the gap for a few years.

      Comment by AnonW | March 31, 2021 | Reply

  2. This scheme will mean that Euston Square Station will have step free access at both ends of its westbound platform but only at the eastern end of its eastbound platform.

    I seem to remember that when the scheme to provide SFA at the west end as part of over site development there was talk of building a link tunnel across to the eastbound platform with a lift up to the platform ( not street level) but lack of funding stopped this happening. However, when one uses the present lift if one looks carefully through the lift door one can see another exit level which I presume is for the abandoned scheme !

    Hopefully this scheme will go ahead early in tge redevelopment of Euston Station but raises tge question as to whether an exit will be built on the opposite side of Euston Road or will subway continue into station and whether this can be built ahead of main station rebuilding.

    I reckon the closeness of Euston Square and Warren Street Stations could prove handy when Euston Stations rebuilding gets underway.

    Comment by Melvyn | April 1, 2021 | Reply


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