Despite lobbying by rail operators who wished to see the station open at the same time as St Pancras International, the Government failed to provide additional funding to allow the fit out works to be completed immediately following the line blockade. Inplanning consent was granted for a refurbishment of the former Midland Grand Hotel building, with plans to refurbish and extend it as a hotel and apartment block.
By the middle ofAbove Street Level - Simon May / Ian Hughes - Stringfellows western side of the train shed extension was completed,  and on 14 July Midland Mainline trains moved from their interim home on the east side to the west side of the station.
In early NovemberEurostar conducted a testing programme in which some members of the public were involved in passenger check-in, immigration control and departure trials, during which the "passengers" each made three return journeys out of St Pancras to the entrance to the London tunnel. St Pancras was officially re-opened as St Pancras International which remains the official name for the station  [ page needed ]   and the High Speed 1 service was launched on 6 November by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
During an elaborate opening ceremony, actor Timothy Westas Henry Barlow, addressed the audience, which was also entertained by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the singers Lemar and Katherine Jenkins. In a carefully staged set piece, the first Class train and two Eurostar trains arrived through a cloud of dry ice in adjacent platforms within seconds of each other.
At a much smaller ceremony on 12 Novemberthe bronze statue of John Betjeman by sculptor Martin Jennings was unveiled by Betjeman's daughter, the author Candida Lycett Green. In a small ceremony, station staff cut a ribbon leading to the Eurostar platforms. St Pancras' train shedcompleted in by the engineer William Henry Barlowwas the largest single-span roof built up to that time. The terminal is one of relatively few railway stations in England to feature multilingual signage in English and French.
Ashford International station has similar bilingual signs. Other stations with foreign-language signs include Southallwhich has signs in PunjabiWallsend Metro station Latin and Moreton-in-Marsh Japanese.
St Pancras contains four groups of platforms on two levels, accessed via the main concourse at ground level. The below-surface group contains through platforms A and B, and the upper level has three groups of terminal platforms: domestic platforms and on each side of international platforms The longer Above Street Level - Simon May / Ian Hughes - Stringfellows platforms, used by Eurostarextend a considerable distance southwards into Barlow's train shed, whilst the other platforms terminate at the southern end of the extension.
The international platforms do not occupy the full width of the Barlow train shed, and sections of the floor area have been opened up to provide natural light to the new ground-level concourse below.
Above Street Level - Simon May / Ian Hughes - Stringfellows arrival and departure lounges lie below these platforms, adjacent to The Above Street Level - Simon May / Ian Hughes - Stringfellows a concourse fashioned from the original station undercroft which runs along the western Crying (Reprise) - Roy Orbison - Live At Austin City Limits August 5, 1982 (DVD) of the Barlow train shed.
Whilst access to the East Midlands Trains platforms are via the northern end of The Arcadethe Thameslink and domestic High Speed platforms are reached through a street-level concourse which runs east to west at the point where the old and new parts of the station meet.
The main pedestrian entrance is at the eastern end of this concourse, where a subway enables pedestrians to reach King's Cross station and the northern ticket hall of the tube station.
There are several items of art on public display at St Pancras. At the south end of the upper level, a 9-metre Designed by British artist Paul Dayit is intended to evoke the romance of travel through the Above Street Level - Simon May / Ian Hughes - Stringfellows of a couple locked in an amorous embrace.
Controversy was caused by Day's addition of a bronze relief frieze around the plinth. Day revised the frieze before the final version was installed. On the upper level, above the Arcade concourse, stands a bronze statue of the former Poet Laureate Speedy - Arisawkadoria - Chapter One John Betjemandepicted gazing in apparent wonder at the Barlow roof.
Designed by British sculptor Martin Jennings, the statue commemorates the poet's successful campaign to save the station from demolition in the s.
A pedestrian subway was built during the station extension. It runs under Pancras Road from the eastern entrance of the domestic concourse to the new northern ticket hall of King's Cross St Pancras tube station opened November and the new concourse for King's Cross railway station opened March The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel occupies parts of the original Midland Grand Hotelincluding the main public rooms, together with a new bedroom wing on the western side of the Barlow train shed.
The upper levels of the original building have been redeveloped as apartments by the Manhattan Loft Corporation. On 17 February a German Gotha aircraft dropped five bombs one of which destroyed the roof of the station's ornate booking hall and killed 20 people.
The station was also bombed in World War II, including a land mine damaging the roof on Octoberand a bomb exploding in the beer vaults underneath Platform 3 on May On 20 Julya locomotive overran a signal and consequently crashed into Dock Junction Signal Box.
As a result, trains had to be handsignalled in and out of St Pancras for several days. As of July [update]the Monday-Saturday off-peak timetable has five services per hour: three fast and two semi-fast.
In line with the former station, the Thameslink platforms are designated A and B. The Thameslink Programme involves the introduction of car trains across the enlarged Thameslink network. The Thameslink Programme will enlarge the Thameslink network more than threefold, from 50 to stations, using a newly-built junction immediately north of the station to connect into the East Hardbeat (Public Domains Debunk Mix) - Various - Compressor Main Line just south of Finsbury Park.
The first domestic service carrying passengers over High Speed 1 ran on 12 Decemberto mark one year before regular services were due to begin.
This special service, carrying various dignitaries, ran from Ashford International to St Pancras. Extra services run to Paris on Fridays and Sundays, Are You Happy? - Various - North Of No South - Compilation One a reduced service to Brussels at weekends.
Additional weekend leisure-oriented trains run to the French Alps during the skiing season, and to Marseille via Lyon and Avignon in the summer.
Non-stop trains take 2 hours 15 minutes to Paris, and just under 1 hour 50 minutes to Brussels, other trains taking 5 or 10 minutes longer depending on whether they make one or two stops. In Januarythe European railway network was opened to liberalisation to allow greater competition. In DecemberDeutsche Bahn received permission to run trains through the Channel Tunnel after safety requirements were relaxed.
It had previously expressed a desire to run through trains between London and Germany. In Februarythe idea of a Transmanche Metro service gained support as local councillors in Kent and Pas-de-Calais announced that they were in talks to establish a high-frequency stopping service between London and Lille.
It was hoped the service would be running by in time for the London Olympics. This link was made possible by the construction of two tunnels named the canal tunnels.
It is in fare zone 1. The station has two ticket halls, both of which can be accessed directly from the St Pancras concourse. This article is about the main line station.
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