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Sign: London - London Underground History - Euston Station (2)

Euston, Greater, Euston Rd., London NW1 2RT, UK
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Euston station history
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Euston station opened in May 1907, as part of the City and South London Railway’s extension from Angel station.

A few months later, the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opened its own Euston station, with a surface structure designed by architect Leslie Green. Despite having separate entrances, the two stations shared an underground ticket hall.

From 1922 to 1924, the station was closed to allow tunnels to be enlarged in preparation for both branches of the Northern Line joining at Camden.

The station was rebuilt in the mid-1960s when the surface mainline station was constructed. Most of the Underground work was designed to accommodate the Victoria line, which began calling at the station in 1968. On the Victoria line platforms, Tom Eckersley designed the illustration of the Euston Arch that once stood as the gateway to the mainline station.

In the 1980s, designers David Hamilton and Robin Cooper created an abstract graphic pattern to represent the crest of the Dukes of Grafton, whose family home is Euston Hall. This graphic can be seen on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch) platforms.

In a typical year, more than 40 million journeys start or end at this station.

c.1907: Architect Sidney Smith designed the City and South London Railway entrance at Euston station
1908: The City and South London Railway used an island platform
1967: This poster explained the changes to the station with the arrival of the Victoria line
c.1970: A woman buys tickets from a multi-fare machine. Although these weren’t the first automatic ticket machines, they were the first to dispense tickets for a variety of fares

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A venture of the City of London, Transport For London, and the London’s Transport Museum. In this project, which is usually located in the subway stations, a sign is displayed on each platform with the history of the current train station, or a page in the history of the London Underground. The signs are next to the other signs with train line maps or advertisements.

The current sign is at Euston Station with a historical description of the station.

The next photo taken on the Victoria line shows the Euston arch mentioned on the sign Click for a larger image

The station (Northern line) was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image

The sign is the same as the sign found in another platform, but different in the top left picture Click for sign's details

In front of you is an enlarged image that appears on the sign from 1967 with a description of the changes made to the line as a result of the integration of the Victoria line
A new Underground station is being built at Euston. It will have exits and entrances to the Main Line station and will serve both branches of the Northern Line and the new Victoria Line. There will be a new ticket hall and four pairs of escalators serving the Tube Lines. A fifth flight of escalators will lead from the booking hall to the Main Line station. The northbound Northern Line City branch will be diverted to provide cross-platform interchange between this branch and the Victoria Line.

Much of the work has already been completed and part of the new ticket hall is in use, with one pair of escalators which serve the Charing Cross branch, and the subway to the Main Line station. The remainder of the ticket hall, the escalators for the City branch, and the new platform for the northbound service are due to come into use towards the end of this year.

The sketch shows the general Layout of the new station
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