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Written by Grant Lewis - 16 Feb 2007
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Location notes
London Kings Cross is one of London's main stations, at the end of the East Coast Main Line from Edinburgh Waverly and Aberdeen. GNER and First Capital Connect now operate into the station.
The NMT visits Kings Cross on Monday evenings and Tuesdays mornings once a fortnight.
Railway type and traffic
East Coast HSTs, 91s and MK IV DVTs. Class 67s will often be found in the Thunderbird bay at the end of Platform 1.
First Capital Connect 319s and 365s.
There is usually a few charters around at the weekend.
Environment
Kings Cross at night is not ideal, however not too bad. Also unlike, St.Pancras Liverpool Street, Marylebone, Euston and Paddington there are no ticket barriers!
Road directions
Traveling by road is not easy, especially with all the Channel Tunnel related works, public transport is advised.

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King Cross map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small, expensive, car park.
Public transport
Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground station is served by the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Buses are available, but the tube is advisable.

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Amenities
An AMT coffee, Upper Crust and McDonalds are in the station.
Accommodation
There is a Travelodge close to the station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
King Cross

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Streetmap links
King Cross general view map
King Cross close up map

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Photographic notes
Kings Cross, along with all the other London terminus's, is a security area. Permission should always be sought from the Network Rail Office, located opposite platform 1, before a long session of Photography.
The lighting at night will often allow hand held shots of stationary trains at the buffer stops. Otherwise the outdoor end is usually a shadow area.


General views - All photographs © Grant Lewis unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


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