The Anonymous Widower

The Labyrinth That Is Kings Cross

Kings Cross St.Pancras is not a very passenger friendly tube station.

They have put in two new Underground ticket halls in the past few years; one in front of St. Pancras station and one between Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations.

Sometimes I arrive at Kings Cross on say the Northern or Victoria lines and want to get out on Euston Road.  Often I fail and end up at the back of the station, when I want the front. So I have a long walk along crowded corridors to get to where I originally wanted. Sometimes, I have to brave the waiting area at the front of the station, which is a pedestrian’s nightmare.

Waiting at Kings Cross

This picture was taken today, but it shows how people and masses of baggage seem to turn up an hour or so before their train leaves and just block the space.  Hopefully, when they finish the station, people will wait in a better place.   Also, as I said here, I do wish they’d give you a series of alerts about your train, so you could wait say in Starbucks with a coffee in comfort. After all if Transport for London can do it for buses with a simple text, Network Rail can do it for individual trains, especially, if you ask for it when you buy the ticket on-line.

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November 24, 2011 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. [...] it has lifts and is step free, you can walk miles between trains. Kings Cross too, is a bit of an Underground maze. Often though, the best route is to go to an easier station and then get a [...]

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  2. [...] Cross St Pancras – It may be fully step-free, but it’s another station with endless subterranean passageways and I still get caught out by going to the wrong end of the platform, when getting off a train. [...]

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  4. […] The new Kings Cross station may look very good, but the Underground station seems to have been designed as an incomprehensible labyrinth. […]

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  5. […] my home in Dalston, it gives me a much better route home. Instead of walking for miles through the labyrinth at Kings Cross to get from the Piccadilly line to the Northern, I think now I’ll surface and […]

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