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.
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.