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19 April 2013, 11:52
Plans to knock down and completely rebuild Euston station as part of the HS2 high-speed project have been scrapped.
Instead, under new proposals, it will be developed by keeping most of the existing platforms and improving the station around them.
The work will include 11 new platforms for high-speed trains to be built around the existing platforms at Euston which will be HS2's London terminus.
The change-of-plan was announced by the HS2 Ltd company which is responsible for developing and promoting the first phase of HS2, costing £16.3 billion, and running from London to Birmingham.
Camden Council in north London has been expressing concern about not only the station plans but also proposals for the area around the station.
Euston currently has 18 platforms. The revised plan involves keeping platforms 1-15 with the exception of platforms 9 and 10 which will be removed so that adjacent platforms can be lengthened.
The plan also includes a new Euston Tube station ticket hall and a sub-surface pedestrian link between Euston and the nearby Euston Square Underground station.
There is also potential for new homes, offices and shops in a total redevelopment which would be completed by 2026 when the first phase of HS2 is due to become operational.