King’s Cross rail station unveils new �550m concourse

COMMUTERS travelling to London from Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Potters Bar got their first sight of the new western concourse at King’s Cross rail station today (Monday).

The �550m redevelopment was officially opened today, and First Capital Connect customers commuting from Hertfordshire were among the first to see the new space.

A new glass and steel roof structure has been blended with the Grade-1 listed station’s original brickwork, creating a space three times larger than the current concourse, with improved underground links and a whole range of new shops and restaurants.

First Capital Connect customer service director Keith Jipps said: “This fabulous development at King’s Cross is great news for our passengers who now have a less crowded, often more direct journey through the station as well as new shops and facilities, and lifts to all areas.

“Added to almost 12,000 seats we’ve added to the Great Northern route since 2009, the transformation and improved interchange with other forms of transport is a vital part of First Capital Connect’s commitment to give our customers a great journey every day.”