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Minutes from the 9 October 2014 Euston Opportunity Area Planning Framework strategic board meeting revealed that work had stopped on the “more ambitious” total rebuild of Euston station. The intention is to part-fund Euston HS2 by intensive real-estate development above and around the tracks, but the sums haven’t been adding up. Evidently, the oligarch : affordable split isn’t right, and the skyscrapers, not high enough.

Euston OAPF Strategic Board meeting, 9 Oct 2014, page 01

Euston OAPF Strategic Board meeting, 9 Oct 2014, page 02

Euston OAPF Strategic Board meeting, 9 Oct 2014, page 03

Euston OAPF Strategic Board meeting, 9 Oct 2014, page 04

It is hard to think of an example of high quality real-estate development over main line tracks. Montparnasse, Cannon Street, and Birmingham New Street are all pretty awful at platform level.

Euston  OAPF boundary

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Written by beleben

November 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Posted in High speed rail, HS2, Politics

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  1. Penn Station (NYC) isn’t very nice at platform level either. Thankfully Mrs Kennedy Onassis and friends saved Grand Central from a similar fate.

    richie40

    November 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

  2. If the 1980 BR cross-london link was adopted (instead of crossrail 2) with the London-Midland services diverted, there would be plenty of free capacity at Euston to close several of the 18 platforms in turn and extend them to accommodate 16 coach trains.

    see
    https://beleben.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/reimagining-euston

    richie40

    November 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm


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