HS2 will deliver much-needed extra capacity and better journeys for the millions of people who use the station.
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Once complete, HS2 will more than double the number of seats out of Euston station during peak hours and free up space on the west coast mainline for more local and long distance commuter services to places like Watford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Find out which stations will be served. Or use the journey planner below.
HS2 will transform Euston station. The station redevelopment will create the opportunity for up to 16,000 new jobs and 2,200 homes as part of a wider masterplan.
HS2 will deliver eleven new 400m long platforms, a new concourse and improved connections to Euston and Euston Square Underground stations. Our design teams are also looking at the opportunity to create a new northerly entrance facing Camden Town as well as new east-west links across the whole station site.
Work has already begun, with more than a thousand people at work on sites around London, delivering essential pre-construction works, including archaeological investigations, demolitions and utility diversions.
Building the railway: HS2 Phase One (Euston)
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HS2 helping reduce overcrowding
By freeing up space on existing lines, for new local train services, passengers and freight, HS2 helps ease congestion and over-crowding. Travelling by train becomes a more convenient and enjoyable option for everybody, regardless of how far they’re going. Find out more about HS2 helping reduce overcrowding.
At Euston this could mean a 76% increase to 19,100 peak-hour commuter seats. Therefore, the transfer of long distance passengers to HS2 and the introduction of additional services on the existing network could decrease the crowding on services to MiltonKeynes that depart Euston between 5pm and 6pm.
HS2 helping reduce carbon emissions
By freeing up capacity on our current railways, HS2 will help take hundreds of lorries off the roads every day as more freight can move to rail. This will improve air quality and help reduce carbon emissions. Learn more about HS2 and zero carbon Britain.
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.
Additional information on HS2-related changes around Euston can be found on the HS2 in Camden community website.
Regional supply chain stories
A variety of different London-based companies have benefited from HS2. Here are some of their stories:
Innovative software developer 3D Repo has been tasked by HS2 to boost worksite safety. By harnessing the power of cloud-based technology, and combining it with unique hazard management technology, HS2 now hopes to make its sites even safer.
HS2 also teamed up with cutting edge smart tech company EAVE to take major steps towards eliminating work-related hearing damage.