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I have used Euston station a few times before and have never had any problems with it. It's not the best looking station, parts of it are rather dated and dull looking but its large and bright mostly and is easy to navigate around, huge signs hang above to let you know where to go for different things like where toilets are, buses are and the underground and also directions to platforms and the information & ticket office. I arrived in Euston recently and was from train to outside in minutes, very fast. Arrived on far platform and the ticket barrier was in operation, this I think is great as it combats the fare evasion problem, which stops revenue coming into the railways meaning we all end up paying more. They are easy to use just pop your ticket in the slot, staff were on hand to help too if you have problems. I went into the TFL travel office to grab a tube map incase my phone died as it's been a while since I was in London, there was plenty of leaflets there with info on and also staff on hand. I then went over to look in the travel centre (operated by Virgin Trains) again plenty of leaflets with information about train services, cycling and also a leaflet about walking around Euston which was handy. Staff didn't seem approachable though as 3 of them were stood looking bored having a personal conversation with each other, I did still interrupt and ask for directions as it's ages since I had been and forgot my way, the lady was helpful though and pointed me in the direction but I felt I had disturbed her, not that its not her job. The station has plenty of places to grab food & drink, with the usual outlets at mainline stations being present at Euston, as I had eat at Birmingham I didn't need these but have used them before and they offer everything you could want. There's also stores to grab magazines & papers, drinks and snacks. I would use Euston again its very easy to navigate, it has ample space for the hoards of passengers using it everyday and it has plenty of amenities if you need them. It's also very well connected to the London Underground and London Buses networks.
Euston is one of the largest tube stations in London, and is the main route into and out of London. When I used to work there, I lived just outside of the city, as it was cheaper, so instead of paying the huge congestion charges, I used to travel to Euston every morning. The tubes can be reliable, sometimes, and doesnt take that long. Many people do the same thing as me, so it can become a bit crowded here. There are plenty of shops and restaurantes nearby this station, so there is no worry there. As far as the station is concerned, I think that it could do with a bit of repair, and does look out of place with all of the more modern building surrounding it. There are plenty of facilities in this station where you can buy tickets, from either the desk, or the machines they have there. The toliets here are quite good, and there are loads of them. The upside to this isn that not only does it have the tube as a form of transport, obviously, but there is bus stop right outside, and there is always a queue of taxi's waiting for you, you can be annoying when they wait there forever while people say their goodbyes.
Living in the northwest Euston is the 'hub' we frequent for trips to London. It hasnt changed vastly over the years however the number of shops, eating places within have increased and are reasonably good. The building itself is nothing special, certainly not the most attractive of the London stations. The facilities such as toilets and seating however are lax to say the least and i would not want to spend much time within the station especially after once being subjected to 3 hours waiting as my train was cancelled. Our most recent visit found us having to sit outside on the 'kerb' of the grass area as it there was nowhere inside, poor in that respect and i'm hoping the improvements they promised on huge boards are fulfilled for our next visit. Drawbacks aside it is well placed, has good connections by tube and bus as the bus station is right outside so it does have its benefits. THIS REVIEW PREVIOUSLY POSTED ON QYPE BY MYSELF UNDER THE NAME SUNLINESAM
I love London and as a result I do find myself trying to get down there a couple of times a year. The only train station I tend to go to is London Euston and this is because I do trust it there and find it a very pleasant station with lots to do which is nice. It is reliable and the trains are regular so this is why I think it is a very good station indeed to travel to if you are going into the UK's largest city. First the address: Euston Road London Greater London NW1 2RT Now getting to Euston is easy because trains are regular and it is a huge station with over ten platforms and trains come from the south and from the North. I catch the train from Birmingham and it takes around 1.5 hours and costs £20 if you are lucky and get the strange time trains which trust me is worth doing to save a bit of money. The trains are every half hour or so, so they are very regular. The trains from Birmingham are Virgin trains so they are very nice. When you arrive in London Euston everything is clearly signposted from the platform number you are on, to the televisions which show you train times, to the exit signs so you can actually find your way out. The platforms are very clean and tidy and there was plenty of staff around to ask questions if you get stuck. On the platforms you do have waiting rooms which are very basic but that is all you need really. They were very warm though which is nice as train station platforms are very cold most of the time. The televisions on the platforms will tell you the next train leaving from there and exactly what stations the train will stop at so you shouldn't be able to get lost. It does also give you a time of arrival and lets you know if a train is late. You walk away from the platforms and into the main train station and it is massive. There are big screens there showing a news station and there are also big screens showing you trains and times and which platform to go to. Again there are people there to ask if you get stuck at all. Now the station is very clean and there are seats everywhere just in case you get tired. I liked it because we arrived very early for our train and there is plenty to see at London Euston. There are loads of shops including WHSmith and boots. They are quite big stores too. Then if you fancy a bite to eat you can choose from Millies cookies, burger king, crust and a couple of cafes so you can always get something. There are loads of staff at this station and cameras everywhere. There are loads of ticket sellers so queues move down quite quickly and there are fast track machines, pre-booked machines and permit to travel machines so you should be alright to get where you want to be on time. There is a left luggage section so if you do lose something it may turn up there and there is even a first class visitors lounge so if you fancy like going in there if you have brought a first class ticket then there you go. The station has a good buzz about it because it is London and is always busy which is very reassuring. I feel safe there and like it as a station. Its location is good because it is very near to several tubes so you can get all across London to it and from it very quickly which is always useful. I recommend going to London Euston station to all people travelling to London. Thanks for reading. xxx