What architectural style is St Pancras?

Gothic Revival architecture
St Pancras International/Architectural styles

St. Pancras station opened in 1868 and is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering. Along with the former Midland Grand Hotel, it is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture and one of the most elegant stations in the World.

Is Kings Cross and St Pancras the same thing?

And their names are both totally representative of this shared area in which they find themselves; St Pancras being the older term for this part of London, but King’s Cross arguably the more widespread (and notorious). King’s Cross is the more senior of the two stations.

What did St Pancras station used to be?

St Pancras railway station

St Pancras
1 October 1868 Opened as terminus for Midland
15 July 2006 New domestic (Midland Main Line) platforms opened
6 November 2007 Relaunched by HM The Queen/Elizabeth II. Renamed London St Pancras International
14 November 2007 Eurostar services transferred from London Waterloo International

Why is it called St Pancras station?

In the late 18th and early 19th century St Pancras was still extensively rural in character. The parish was named after Saint Pancras, a 14-year-old boy who had converted to Christianity and would not renounce his faith. As a result, he was beheaded by Diocletian in Rome in 304AD.

What is St Pancras station most famous for today?

St Pancras is a 19th century station that delivers a 21st century regional, intercity, continental and high speed railway to London. Owned by HS1 Limited and managed by Network Rail, today it is a key London interchange and the very definition of a ‘destination station’.

How old is St Pancras station?

153c. 1868-1868
St Pancras International/Age

Why is St Pancras next to Kings Cross?

The completion of Regent’s Canal in 1820 linked the area which now contains King’s Cross and St Pancras to Northern England’s major industrial cities – cementing the industrial importance of the area.

Where do St Pancras trains go?

St Pancras still serves its original purpose as terminus for the Midland main line trains to Leicester, Derby, Nottingham & Sheffield, and it now also hosts domestic high-speed trains to and from Kent. Underground platforms provide direct Thameslink trains south to Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Which zone is St Pancras in?

fare zone 1
Pancras is a London Underground station on Euston Road in the Borough of Camden, Central London. It serves King’s Cross and St Pancras main line stations in fare zone 1, and is an interchange between six Underground lines.

How many people use St Pancras station?

There are the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan (these three share a single pair of tracks), Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. In 2019, King’s Cross St Pancras was the most used station on the system, with 88.27 million passengers entering and exiting the station.

What happened at Kings Cross station?

The King’s Cross fire began at approximately 19:30 on 18 November 1987 at King’s Cross St Pancras tube station, a major interchange on the London Underground. The inquiry determined that the fire had been started by a lit match being dropped onto the escalator.

Where is St Pancras station in central London?

St Pancras International is set at the heart of Central London with more underground connections than any other London station. St Pancras International is set at the heart of Central London with more underground connections than any other London station.

What kind of trains go to St Pancras?

St. Pancras International is set at the heart of Central London with more underground connections than any other London station. There are four main services from the station – Eurostar, East Midlands Trains, Southeastern and ThamesLink.

Who is the owner of St Pancras railway station?

London St Pancras International is owned by HS1 Ltd and managed by Network Rail (High Speed), a subsidiary of Network Rail.

What kind of buildings are in St Pancras?

It’s certainly become a popular tourist destination in recent years. But arguably the most recognisable and impressive feature of the station is the brick building at the front which faces Euston Road. This Italian Gothic masterpiece which now holds the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is defined by its red bricks and gothic spires.