Euston station’s new outdoor taxi rank opened yesterday, Sunday 6 January, providing passengers with a better way to switch between road and rail, with level access from the station concourse.
Taxis now pick up and drop off outside the front of the station (formerly Euston Square Gardens West), instead of at the previous underground taxi rank.
The new rank marks the first phase of work to improve passenger flows through the station in preparation for the arrival of Britain’s new railway, HS2.
Key features of the new taxi rank include:
- Six pick-up spaces
- Eight drop-off spaces
- Two drop-off and pick-up spaces for people requiring mobility assistance
- 40 ranking spaces
- 147 covered cycle spaces and 36 uncovered spaces
Joe Hendry, Euston station manager, said: ‘For decades the taxi rank at London Euston has been hidden away underground. When it is outside the station it will be step-free and easily accessible for everyone.
‘We are confident this new bright and modern facility not only allows us to improve interchange to taxis, but also routes for pedestrians to Euston Square underground station and improved provision for cyclists.’
Passengers have been made aware of the changes through station announcements, social media and on train announcements, and additional staff will be in place to direct passengers and assist customers with special mobility needs.
Find out more at: www.hs2.org.uk/stations/london-euston/.