HS2 has shown off revised plans for Euston station, with a public consultation opening this week. The events are part of the year-long engagement programme, as the final touches are made to the proposals for the station design, and the surrounding urban realm.

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Initial events were held in May and June this year when the new design for the station was revealed, updated from a previous iteration, in response to feedback from nearly 500 members of the public. The proposals are based on a less complex, more efficient, ten-platform station, which can now be built in a single stage. HS2 is now sharing changes made since then in response to feedback from the public and is also revealing new elements of the design.

The updates since spring 2022 include proposals for the southern entrance building for the London Underground, a new transport operators’ building, as well as plans for accessibility and open spaces.

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The plans for a new tube entrance on the southside of Euston Road are being revised to be more fitting for its location between two Edwardian era stone buildings. They’ve also flipped the entrance around as early concept images show it facing northwards, but now a much larger entrance faces to the south on the pedestrianised Gordon Street next to the Wellcome Collection.

This will also connect with the new passageway linking the HS2 station to Euston Square tube station for the Circle/H&C/Met lines.

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Some initial images of the new tube station entrance next to the HS2 station building have also been shown off — this entrance will go where the old grey office tower used to stand, to the western corner of the outside of Euston station.

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Public exhibitions will take place over the next week to show off the designs

In Spring 2023, HS2 will provide the community with a further update and explain how feedback has been used to help shape the final design, which will be submitted to Camden council as part of the Schedule 17 process.

The team expects to file its Schedule 17 application in April 2023 which sets out the approval process HS2 will follow for the design and external appearance of the station, buildings, and public spaces.

The team developing the plans is made up of Arup, WSP, Grimshaw, Haptic and LDA Design, working with HS2’s Station Construction Partner, Mace Dragados JV.

Network Rail is also continuing to develop proposals for the existing Euston station and how it will link in with the new HS2 station.

Lendlease, the Government’s appointed Master Development Partner at Euston, is in the process of a separate 18-month long public consultation to seek the views of the local community about what would be of value to them in the development above the new HS2 station.


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  1. Rob says:

    Great update. Will HS2 connect up with HS1? For example are their plans to run Eurostar services direct from Birmingham bypassing London terminals, possibly stopping at Ashford International on way to Brussels, Paris, etc?

    • JP says:

      There’s constant to~ing and fro~ing over a link just before the throats of Euston and Saint Pancras. I can’t remember where we are but it’s a question of money mainly because as far as I can recall, the track exists but needs refurbishment or at least the route is there and needs the rails &c. to be reinstated.

      Perhaps someone whom I have niggled by this confused comment will be moved to correct me and provide you/us with the present situation.

    • ChrisC says:

      If you want through trains to la continent then you’d need Passport control at Birmingham (or whatever starting station you chose) and at any other intermediate stations if you had those.

      You’d also need to clear the platform of any other passengers and trains for a security sweep.

      At Amsterdam part of platform 15 is blocked for approx half an hour for the security sweep, the train to arrive and passengers to get on (passengers are held in a secure area after clearing security and passport control) and then depart.

    • ijmad says:

      I believe the rail link has been punted out of scope unfortunately. Passengers will be expected to walk from St Pancras to Euston or vice-versa, or maybe get the tube. There was some talk of providing an Automated People Mover shuttle on elevated tracks that could connect via overbridges to both stations platforms, but that seems to have been chucked as well.

    • Tom says:

      That ship sailed a long time ago, so Camden residents can have a “Highline” linear park

  2. Evan Jones says:

    “less complex, more efficient” should always be the aim from the outset. Designers tend to set off on the journey with overambitious, complicated and costly designs.
    Every time I see “Lendlease”, makes me think of WW2 😆

  3. Noam BLEICHER says:

    Will there be improved interchange with the Circle Line at Euston Square, for example by having entrances at the eastern end of the Circle Line platforms?

  4. Sarah Siddle says:

    The plans appear to mean removing the garden at the side of Friends House, a space much valued by Quakers and others who use that building. This seems unnecessary.

    • ianVisits says:

      Not sure where you’re seeing that, but anyway, that’s the point of a consultation – for you to provide practical feedback directly to the developers.

  5. BozJonoForEver says:


  6. Marc Ricketts says:

    It is good that HS2 will plan to go ahead in years to come. But I Think Eurostar Trains Should be connected to it in the future as well. Not only that. I Think There Should be a Brand New Direct Train Service from London Euston to Londonderry in the future as well. Via Holyhead Ferryport, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Connolly and Drogheda. And they could plan some Underwater Tunnels part of it in the future as well.

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