After a very long wait, the day has arrived and I couldn’t let it pass without comment.
The covers are off the new ‘Western Departures Concourse’ and it looks great – a massive leap forward for King’s Cross.
The weird thing was seeing people wandering about the place as though it had been like this all the time – made me feel a bit like I was late to the party.
I don’t know what I was expecting really. It’s like Christmas. The wait is the thing. The day arrives and you go, “Oh yeah, no biggie.”
I did treat myself to a ride down the new escalator – and to be fair, it shaves a good 30 seconds of my commute to the Tube. Progress!
They were handing out maps so people could find their way around the new layout – saves them gathering up the 40 or so strays at the end of the day and shipping them home with a note.
A Paperchase and a Boots – could prove priceless. And I haven’t even checked out the Parcel Yard yet. So much to explore! But I’ve got to get home/to work…
Here it is at night: concourse of the future!