Euston station – current works
The arrival of HS2 at Euston will create the opportunity for up to 19,000 new jobs, 1,700 homes and new public spaces as part of a wider masterplan for the area.
The station is uniquely positioned to benefit the UK and London economies by enabling a major redevelopment of the Euston area and transforming the experience of users and the local community.
When open, HS2 will get you from the new Euston station to Manchester Piccadilly in an hour and 11 minutes, almost an hour quicker than the current fastest journey. The minimum travel time to Birmingham will be almost halved, with Euston to the new high speed Curzon Street station taking just 45 minutes.
You can find more information about the new HS2 London Euston station, local benefits and how it will improve journeys on our Euston station page.
London Euston Station Changes
While work continues to improve Euston station and on construction of the new high speed railway hub, a number of changes are taking place at Euston station. During construction we are working closely with Network Rail, the train operating companies and TfL to minimise disruption to passengers. For the latest travel information, visit National Rail Enquiries. For further information, please follow Euston station’s dedicated twitter account @networkrailEUS and EustonIsChanging.
Current preparatory works
Mace Dragados were appointed as HS2’s Construction Partner for Euston Station in March 2020 and have been working to prepare the site for the construction of the new station. This work includes ground investigation, utilities diversions and reinforcements, and the relocation of a Transport for London underground sub-station.
We have safely removed two 1970s towers in front of the station. 35,000 tonnes of concrete from the demolition was processed on site for re-use on the HS2 Euston scheme, saving around 3,000 lorry movements from local roads. The demolition is nearing completion, with the final work on the basement levels of the buildings underway.
Key works around Euston station
Interim taxi rank and demolition of One Euston Square and Grant Thornton House: To facilitate the construction of the proposed HS2 station we will construct an interim taxi rank facility in the east side of Euston Square Gardens from January 2021 until December 2021. Demolition of One Euston Square and Grant Thornton House works will continue until 2022.
Utility surveys: We are carrying out surveys (trial holes) around Euston Station to help us determine the locations of utilities and test their condition. You can find out more about these surveys on this presentation. An outline programme of works around Euston Station, including these trial holes can be found here. Information about the surveys being carried out on Hampstead Road, Robert Street and Cardington Street can be found here. Please note that the programme is subject to change and we will write to you about any works that may impact you.
Our In your area map brings all our of work notifications together on one page, making it easier for you to navigate and ensure you are kept up-to-date on the work we are doing in your area.
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Design development and your feedback
Detailed plans for the new Euston station were developed in 2019, however the Oakervee Review, published last year, made a number of recommendations on how the new station should be designed and delivered.
Our aim is to integrate the design with the requirements of Network Rail and Transport for London Underground stations to maximise connectivity and the opportunities for the local economy and community.
We are now awaiting confirmation from the Government on the detailed scope for the new station as we continue to work with our partners on a revised design. We hope to share more information and gain feedback about the emerging design for the new high speed station soon.
Further public engagement will take place before we apply to Camden Council to seek consent for the revised external design of the station.