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Written by Oliver Barnes - 26 Jun 2005
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Location notes
Euston station is located in the London Borough of Camden, and is in Central London. The station is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
No freight is to been seen here, as it is a terminus, however there is a wide variety of passenger trains.
Virgin 390s operate WCML services to places like Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow etc.
A few Holyhead trains are operated by Voyagers, although usually a Pendolino.

London Midland Desiros run semi-fast services to Rugby, Coventry etc.
London Overground 378s operate stopping services to Watford Junction.

Scotrail sleepers can be seen here once or twice a day, and these are usually pulled by GBRf 92s with ECS moves performed by 86 or 87s.

The NMT also visits Euston on a weekly basis, usually on a Tuesday Evening.
Environment
Euston station is in the centre of the capital city, and so obviously it is located in a very built up area. The station has lots of staff, so the environment is fairly safe and you are not likely to come to any harm.
Road directions
The station is located on Euston Road, just a little way west of Kings Cross and St Pancras. Euston Road is also on the very edge of the congestion charge, one wrong turn will cost you a few pounds!

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Parking
Public transport
There is no decent sized car parks nearby and any that are will be very expensive. There are also lots of parking meters and traffic wardens in the area if you plan on making a very short visit by car. It is recommended that you use public transport.

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Amenities
The station concourse houses a good variety of restaurants, fast food places etc. There are also some shops, like body shop, and there is even a barbers!
PAY Toilets are located just near the gate for platforms 3-6.
Accommodation
There are some good hotels around this area, including Hilton, Premier Travel Inn, Thistle and Novotel.
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Photographic notes
As with all the London Terminus Stations it is best to report in to security if you plan to spend any length of time on the platforms

Euston's platforms are mainly undercover, and I found that even with a flash, the station is hard to photograph after dark. There are a number of barriers and flower pots on which you can rest a camera for a longer exposure. The northern ends of the platforms will offer natural lighting for your images but you will be in for a long walk if you need to change platforms, most are a good 12 coach lengths long. Platforms 3 and 4 or 15 and 16 offer the longest runs and from there you can get shots of most departures from the station.
The platforms 17 and 18 are not normally used and this is often where special trains can be found - i.e. namings and other VIP services.
Links to photographs at this location

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General views - All photographs © Oliver Barnes unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Southern ends of Platforms 3 and 4


Fig 1 - Southern ends of Platforms 3 and 4


Fig 2 - Southern ends of platforms 1 and 2


Fig 2 - Southern ends of platforms 1 and 2


Fig 3 - The loco stabling facilities at opposite platform 15 - Photo by Marcus Dawson


Fig 3 - The loco stabling facilities at opposite platform 15 - <i>Photo by Marcus Dawson</i>

Sadly class 87s no longer stable here.

Fig 4 - Platforms 17 and 18 - Photo by Marcus Dawson


Fig 4 - Platforms 17 and 18 - <i>Photo by Marcus Dawson</i>

These platforms have direct access from the road to the west of Euston as they were formerly motorail bays. This makes them idealy suited to VIP type trains.

Fig 5 - Platform 4 - Photo by Marcus Dawson



Fig 5 - Platform 4 - <i>Photo by Marcus Dawson</i>


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