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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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St Pancras Staiton

St Pancras Staiton is a staiton in London. It was opened in 1868. The staiton serves trains coming and going from London around the UK and to Continental Europe. The staiton has a wonderful brick work.
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The staiton shares it's London Undergound Staiton with Kings Cross Staiton.


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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Great pics! St Pancras is the grandest train station I´ve ever visited!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #3
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What a gorgeous train station! I'd be very pleased if, after a long train ride, I arrived in such a bright and clean station. Those from London should be very proud of this gem!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #4
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Train stations tend to be the dirties and most unpleasant places in cities. The most unbelievable exception is certainly London, where train stations are stunning and beautiful.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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Train stations tend to be the dirties and most unpleasant places in cities. The most unbelievable exception is certainly London, where train stations are stunning and beautiful.
Are you kidding? It really does depend on the London station. I'd not say that train stations are ugly in all cities by any means! Frankfurt am Main Hbf? Berlin Hbf? Hamburg Hbf? Manchester Piccadilly? Besides, London has its fair share of uglies - my old station of London Euston is a bit of a hole.

St Pancras definitely looks much better than it did, that's for sure!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #6
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St.Pancras/Kings Cross is great - my fav station in London... after Paddington (well Liverpool Str. also got increadable improvements).

And it's really not true that train stations are ugly and dirty. The main station in Glasgow is probably the most beautiful place in the whole city. Helsinki Rautatieasema is a classic, Milano impresive (though dirty that's true - but because of constant construction works). Estaçoes Luz and Júlio Prestes are among the most beautiful in the whole continent. And I am extremly proud of our Zurich main station and Stadelhofen btw.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #7
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Marylebone is another 19th century London terminus station that looks nice and unlike St Pancras it is situated in a very pleasant area. Even better, the trains to Shrewsbury leave from there!! It's much smaller than St Pancras though.

St Pancras is a true architectural gem, difficult to believe that in the 1960s it was considered an eyesore that most people wanted to see bulldozed.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #8
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Thankyou Suomi.

Jonsey55: They wanted that demolished?! That would have been a great mistake.
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Yes, the poet John Betjeman was a key figue in the campaign to save it, that's why he now has a statue in the station.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #10
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Unfortunately Euston Staion wasn´t as lucky. The station as well as its grand arch were demolished in the 60s. When I was in London I really got the feeling that this is the capital of train stations. Euston was an exception thuogh. What a horrible place. Good thing they are redeveloping it.
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Yes, the poet John Betjeman was a key figue in the campaign to save it, that's why he now has a statue in the station.

Ok. I knew that he saved the staiton but I didn't know why nor when.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #12
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Marylebone is another 19th century London terminus station that looks nice and unlike St Pancras it is situated in a very pleasant area. Even better, the trains to Shrewsbury leave from there!!
hahaha - if I would have know that I could have made a "short trip" up there, was staying just two blocks from Marylebone Station in March
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It's a new service that only started in April so you would have had a long wait
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Looks like a very nice station. Thanks for the photos!

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Are you kidding? It really does depend on the London station. I'd not say that train stations are ugly in all cities by any means! Frankfurt am Main Hbf? Berlin Hbf? Hamburg Hbf? Manchester Piccadilly? Besides, London has its fair share of uglies - my old station of London Euston is a bit of a hole.

St Pancras definitely looks much better than it did, that's for sure!
I can't remember which train station I was at in Paris, but I remember thinking it seemed quite nice. It was a station where I took a train from Paris to Avignon I believe (or somewhere in that area I think?).
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Old July 11th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #15
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That´s a very nice station!
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Old July 13th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #16
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I like the integration of the old structures into the new station. It looks very clean bc its still new and shiny
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Old July 14th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #17
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Nice station indeed Daniel
I think its station not staiton, right?
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Looks like a very nice station. Thanks for the photos!
I can't remember which train station I was at in Paris, but I remember thinking it seemed quite nice. It was a station where I took a train from Paris to Avignon I believe (or somewhere in that area I think?).
It was Paris' Gare de Lyon, serving sooutheastern France (including Lyon of course), Switzerland and Italy. It's indeed one of the nicest train stations in Paris, together with Paris Gare du Nord (northern France, UK, Belgium and Netherlands) and Paris Gare de l'Est (eastern France, Germany). That said Paris train stations look more like impressive industrial halls than sophisticated architectural jewels like Glasgow or Antwerpen.
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London's most beautiful building!
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very nice, beautiful shot of the train station...
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