The original Euston station opened in 1837 and was the first intercity station to be built in London, so there was much controversy in the 1960s when the original building was demolished to coincide with the electrification of the West Coast Main Line. Much of the admired architectural features of Euston Arch were destroyed, leaving just a piece of the stone arch behind the bar in The Doric Arch pub, just outside the station. Despite the arch’s demise, Euston’s modernisation was long overdue. Now managed by Network Rail, Euston is the fifth busiest station in the UK. Every year Euston station serves over 71 million passengers, and its network of rail and bus links is unrivaled in the capital.
Arriving in Euston, it’s easy to get to anywhere in London, not that you need to. On Euston Road, you'll find the Wellcome Collection and the British Library. They’re both free to visit and on the doorstep of the station, which also hosts a bronze statue celebrating Robert Stephenson, the famous railway engineer.
Trains from Euston reach far and wide across the UK, connecting to major cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool. With services provided by Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway, London Overground and sleeper services to Scotland with the Caledonian Sleeper. Popluar routes include London to Manchester, London to Edinburgh and London to Glasgow and London to Northampton.
The station has eighteen platforms. In and around the main concourse there are 21 eateries serving a wide variety of food and drink whilst outside the station, you'll find several more bars and restaurants. In addition to this Euston currently has 11 shops stocking everything from stationery through to newspapers and snacks. If you need help on arrival at the station there are numerous help desks and automatic ticket machines available. Congestion is eased by the main departure board allowing passengers to gather away from platform entrances. A walkway under the main concourse provides a direct link from commuter platforms 8 to 11 to the London Underground.
If you're looking for the Avanti West Coast First class lounge, you'll find it on the first floor of the station and accessed via the balcony. A lift is also available for easy access. Inside the lounge, customers can enjoy large, comfortable seats and complimentary snacks, soft drinks, and newspapers.
London Euston station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from London Euston station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from London Euston station.
Yes there are toilets available to use at London Euston station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at London Euston station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.