Euston tube station, London
Guided by Charlie
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|3 December 2023||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Winter||Reserve Online|
Short read: Whoa! Wow! Peekaboo HS2 & Javelin
Long read: Euston is in High-Speed hiatus with 10 High Speed rail platforms, sorry 8, no make that 6. Plans and timings are shifting. All the while though, the surrounding neighbourhood must absorb the decades of disruption before the first train pulls in. Come on this walk to grasp the concept and understand the impact – disinterred bodies, dismembered trees, demolished homes, a hospital that’s disappeared. Stay on board for a refresher of what happened with High-Speed Rail’s previous stop at St Pancras. Balance this with a visit back to the 19th century when the first Birmingham trains cut journey times not by minutes but by days. Each railway era has not just brought the chaos of new railway cuttings but also lasting change to the communities 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 Charlie.
Slow-Speed Trail of High-Speed Rail takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, December 3. Meet Charlie in the ticket office of Euston Underground Station.
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If you can’t make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Slow-Speed Trail of High-Speed Rail walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Slow-Speed Trail of High-Speed Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
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