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St. Pancras Station (London)

St. Pancras Station is one of the main railway termini of London.

Situated on Euston Road, it was one of a number of termini built along this road, originally known as the New Road, when the railways stopped short of entering the City. Others were Euston Station and the neighbouring Kings Cross Station.

The magnificent train sheds were built by W. H. Barlow and R. Ordish and came into operation in 1868.

The even better known hotel in front of the station was by George Gilbert Scott and opened in 1876.

Most of the bricks for this brilliant Gothic fantasy building came from Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

The station was built on the site of a rabbit warren of courtyards and alleyways, in one of which, Eve Court, the music hall star Dan Leno was born in 1860.

Trains from St. Pancras run to St. Albans, Luton, Bedford, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derbyand Sheffield.

In 2008, the station became the London terminal for Eurostar trains using the Channel Tunnel to France.

Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground station, shared with its neighbour, has trains running on the Circle Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line and Victoria Line.

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