Aged 157, Having a Bit of Work Done

"Now take a nice one to send to Grandma..."
"Now take a nice one to send to Grandma..."

Today in 1852 the London terminus of the Great North Eastern Railway was opened – King’s Cross Station. It holds a special place in my heart of course as it’s where I usually come and go from London.  The first time I took the train to London after moving here was to King’s Cross (after being on a delayed train, a nice welcome by National Rail there).

In the time I’ve been here I’ve seen the start of the transformation of the station into what it will look like in a few years time.  The foot bridge and the clock on platform 8 removed, the shops shut up, the concorse entrance to the Tube closed off and the raising of scaffolding along the west side of the station, both inside and out.  Not to mention the constant repositioning of Platform 9 3/4 to keep  tourists on their toes.  Bit by bit, chunks of scaffolding have been removed. Just this past week a few of the shops have re-opened so things are starting to slowly come around.

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