Euston station’s outdoor taxi rank will open this Sunday 6 January, providing passengers with a better way to switch between road and rail.
Taxis will pick up and drop off directly outside the front of the station (formerly Euston Square Gardens West), instead of using the previous underground taxi rank.
The new rank marks the first phase of work to improve passenger flows through the station in preparation for the arrival of Britain’s new railway, HS2.
The new location will offer more space and easier level access from the station concourse than the current underground rank which needs to be accessed via lifts, stairs or an escalator.
Key features of the new taxi rank include:
- Six pick-up spaces
- Eight drop-off spaces
- Two drop-off and pick-up spaces for people requiring mobility assistance
- 40 ranking spaces
- 147 covered cycle spaces and 36 uncovered spaces
Joe Hendry, Euston station manager, said: “For decades the taxi rank at London Euston has been hidden away underground. When it is outside the station it will be step-free and easily accessible for everyone.
“We are confident this new bright and modern facility not only allows us to improve interchange to taxis, but also routes for pedestrians to Euston Square underground station and improved provision for cyclists.”
“The relocation is part of wider passenger improvements linked to delivering HS2, including changes to retail units, platform widening and access to the London Underground network.”
Passengers have been made aware of the changes through station announcements, social media and on train announcements.
When the new rank opens, additional staff will be in place to direct passengers and be on hand to assist customers with special mobility needs.
Find out more at: www.hs2.org.uk/stations/london-euston/, by following us on Twitter @NetworkRailEUS, or using the hashtag #EustonStationIsChanging.