VANISHING EUSTON

High Speed 2

Cardington Street, looking north: on the left, the former Leslie Green Underground entrance, on the right, the present Euston station.

High Speed 2 means Euston station is expanding to the west. Before the bulldozers move in there’s a chance for one last look at what’s there now before all is lost, irrevocably. And so upon arrival at Euston from the suburbs I turn sharp right to platform 17 and beyond, past reception, to the side entrance where staff mingle with a handful of passengers having a last-gasp cigarette before railway regulations apply.

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