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Trains to London Kings Cross

One of London's busiest stations, King's Cross shepherds over 50 million commuters in and out of the capital each and every year. Perhaps most famous as the home of platform 9 3/4 - the gateway to Hogwarts for fictional wizard phenomenon, Harry Potter - King's Cross station has actually played a key role in London's development, and the station sits only a few miles shy of the Roman settlement of Londinium. Many archaeologists believe King's Cross to be the site of the battle between Boudicca and Roman invaders in AD 61, and legend says the Warrior Queen's remains are buried under platform 9. It is called King's Cross because it was built on the site of a famous King George IV monument. The railway established itself in the area in 1850 before King's Cross station officially opened in 1852. In modern times, the station has undergone extreme regeneration with £400m's worth of work conducted between 2005 and 2012. The new concourse roof, a complex latticed shell structure, is one of the most visually arresting architectural feats in the whole city. The nearby area is a cultural hotspot with The British Library, Central St Martins and the major arts centre of Kings Place all within five minutes' walk.

Station details & facilities

King's Cross station has numerous entrances, but several doors found behind Great Northern Hotel access the main concourse. There are toilets in the Upper Mall and at the back of the new concourse. Avoid the crowds by accessing platforms 1 to 8 via the bridge at the back of the building. Platforms 9a to 11b are also found at the rear of the station. There is a car park just behind King's Cross Train Station accessed via York Road and Goods Way.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : The station will remain open until the last train departs.
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:00 - 01:36
    Saturday 05:00 - 00:36
    Sunday 05:30 - 01:36
  • Travel card zone : Zone 1
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :

Luggage

Facilities

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Help is available at the Rail Information Point in the centre of the concourse, station help points or from any member of staff.

    Disability assistance is available to and from platforms, the car park and the taxi rank. You can request this from the Kings Cross Information Point in the centre of the Main Concourse, station help points or from any member of staff. 

    It is preferred if disabled assistance is booked 24hours in advance by using the following numbers of your relevant train operator:

    Virgin Trains East Coast - 03457 225 225 [Option 3 then Option 4]  textphone 0800 975 1052 or you can email assisted.travel@virgintrainseastcoast.com. Monday - Saturday 08:00-20:00, Sunday 10:00-20:00  

    Hull Trains - FREEPHONE 0800 316 1323 or use the booking form on the Hull Trains website

    Grand Central - 08440 8110 072 

    Great Northern - 0800 0582 844

     
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Help is available at the Rail Information Point in the centre of the Main Concourse.

  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : Cafes, bars, kiosks, restaurants, delicatessens, confectioners, groceries,  food and drink to eat in or take away. clothes, stationery, flowers, photo processing, mobile phones, bureau de change, shoe repairs, key cutting, Pharmacy and prescriptions, optician, fitness, health and beauty services.

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : The toilets including accessible toilets are located next to platform 9. There also toilets on the Mezzanine Level.
  • Showers :
  • Baby change :

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :

Bureau de Change

  • Bureau de Change :

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:00 - 01:36
    Saturday 05:00 - 01:11
    Sunday 05:00 - 01:36
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : CP Plus
  • Car parking spaces : 322

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 204
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platforms 1, 8 & 9
  • Cycle storage notes :


Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    There is level access to all platforms. Lifts provided between concourse & Mezzanine and London Underground ticket hall.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are located at the taxi rank situated on Pancras Road just outside of the station. The taxi rank is located outside the station on Pancras Road. There is a help point at the taxi rank that can be used to request disability assistance. All London Black Cabs can accommodate wheelchair passengers without wheelchair users having to leave their wheelchair.

Trains to London Kings Cross

Address

Kings Cross Station, Euston Road, N1 9AL
Ticket Office Hours
The station will remain open until the last train departs.
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:00 - 01:36
Saturday 05:00 - 00:36
Sunday 05:30 - 01:36

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