Euston to King’s Cross link needed, says watchdog on 14/01/2010
London TravelWatch yesterday called for a better pedestrian interchange between Euston and King’s Cross St Pancras stations.
London TravelWatch arranged a meeting with train companies, relevant station managers and interested parties, as well as the London Borough of Camden, to ask them to work together to improve this busy local, regional, national and international route, which will be the Olympic gateway in 2012.
Gail Engert, Chair, London TravelWatch’s Access to Transport Committee, said: “At the moment, interchanging between Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras stations is difficult. Taxi ranks and Underground connections are difficult to access and extremely congested, and walking along the busy Euston Road is unpleasant.”
The group, headed by London TravelWatch, also walked between the two stations so they could also see the problems passengers have been telling us about, and also to see how London TravelWatch’s proposals for the future would work.
Gail Engert continued: “We believe that, in the short-term, the walking route via Eversholt Street, Phoenix Road and Brill Place should be improved and signposted properly. Ultimately, though, a new side entrance from Euston into Eversholt Street should be created to ensure much easier access between the stations.”
For more information, please contact the London TravelWatch press office on 020 7726 9953 or 07734 055494.
The voice of London's transport users
14 January 2010