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New King’s Cross concourse to open in March

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The new concourse at King’s Cross will be opened on 19 March, Network Rail said today.

The redevelopment of the station started in 2007 and will be fully completed at the end of 2013 when a new public square is created.

Ian Fry, Network Rail’s King’s Cross programme director, said:

“On the outside passengers have seen King’s Cross station transforming before their eyes for the last five years. We have been working hard behind the scenes to create a blend of old and new architecture with a strong mix of facilities worthy of the new-look station.”

Congestion at the station will be significantly reduced by new walking routes based on an innovative method of pedestrian modelling undertaken during the design phase of the project.

A new one-way system will direct passengers to enter the station via the new concourse, and exit via the existing concourse at the bottom of the platforms, allowing better connections to other forms of public transport at both ends of the journey.

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