London King's Cross

London, (United Kingdom)

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About the station

This guide to taking trains from and to London King's Cross focuses on the less obvious aspects of arriving and departing from this station by train.

King’s Cross and St Pancras stations share an Underground stop, served by more lines than any other, but they’re totally separate stations across the street from each other.

King’s Cross is in effect two stations in one.
The LNER, Grand Central and Hull Trains all depart from and arrive at platforms (tracks) 0-8 in the main part of the station under its glorious arched roof, which dates from 1852.

The trains operated by Thameslink and Great Northern, which include the non-stop trains to Cambridge, primarily depart from platforms 9-11.
These are located in a separate part of station, which is to the left of the main concourse – though these trains can also depart from platforms 0-8.

(Although other Thameslink trains on these routes now depart from its part of St Pancras station – which is across the street named Pancras Road).

And yes King’s Cross has a platform/track 0 – it’s best not to wonder why (it’s to do with the signalling).

What’s unusual about the welcome modernisation of the station, is that despite King’s Cross being a terminus station, the main concourse is located to one side of platforms (tracks) 0-8 and not in front of them.

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Departing from King's Cross on long distance trains

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Taking the Underground to King's Cross

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Arriving at King's Cross by train

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