Euston Tube Stop (meet in the ticket hall of Euston Underground Station) | Map
Short read: Whoa! Wow! Peekaboo HS2 & Javelin
Long read: Euston is in High-Speed hiatus. Many years before the first high-speed train glides in, surrounding streets are changing beyond recognition. Come on this walk to understand the impact – with disinterred bodies, dismembered trees, demolished homes, a hospital that’s disappeared and dust clouds looming. Where will it end? Stay on board for a refresher of high-speed rail’s previous stop at St Pancras and its contribution to a whole new slice of London. It’s a journey that also takes you back to the 19th-century railway termini when your train had just cut journey times not by fractions of an hour but by whole days. In one of the most railway dominated neighbourhoods in the world, this is not just about the trains. Every railway era has brought change to those living at the end of the line.
This is a fascinating journey into the future – and back to the past. Not to be missed. Guided by Charles.
Slow-Speed Trail of High-Speed Rail takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, November 2. Meet Charles in the ticket office of EustonUnderground Station.
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