Hammersmith & City Line

Metropolitan Line

Circle Line


KINGS CROSS (part 2)

(1863-1941)

The Metropolitan/Circle line Kings Cross station was a dual station that also served the City Widened lines (more recently taken over by Thameslink trains). It was situated to the east of its present location but the Metropolitan line part of it was moved to allow a more convenient interchange with the deep level stations and the main line station itself. (The Widened lines / Thameslink part of the station remained operational until 2007, when it was relocated further to the north-west, under St. Pancras station)

Construction of the new Metropolitan line station was accomplished by filling in the running tunnel to provide a concourse and diverting the tracks into old tunnels that ran outside of and parallel with the original running tunnels - the old tunnels were short City Widened Lines westerly extensions beyond the junction where they veered north to St.Pancras.

(This page deals only with the Metropolitan line part of the station. The Widened lines / Thameslink side is dealt with on its own page).

 

 


 

 

 


View from the top of the westbound platform of the steps leading up to the crossover passage.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


Steps leading down to the westbound platform.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


Looking up at the steps from the westbound platform.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


Skewed angle showing the steps for both platforms.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


Eastbound platform viewed from westbound one. The exit stairs are on the left hand side in this photo...

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 

...and on the right hand side in this photo. This view is looking west toward the replacement Kings Cross station.

Photo by Gary. ©2011

 

 

 

View back eastward from the westward side.

Photo by Gary. ©2011

 

 

 


Steps up to the old station building.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


And looking back down.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


The first sight that greets you when entering from street level.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


This room is built on top the old staircase - the staircase is still there, it's just hidden under the floor of this room.

(Photo: 2008)

 

 

 


The old station building site, sixty five years after closure, on a road called Kings Cross Bridge. It is still an operational Intervention Point.

(Photo: 2006)

 


 

Shepherd's Bush (Hammersmith & City Line)

 

 

Photos taken between 1977 and 1981, except where stated.