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Location

The station is located under Euston Road and King's Cross Mainline Station. There are two distinct parts of the station, that serving the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines lies under Euston Road, immediately south of St Pancras Station, whilst the remainder, serving the Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines, extends north under King's Cross Mainline Station.

Entrances and Exits

The station has ten entrances/exits:

From King's Cross Mainline Station

The original entrance, south of the beginning of platform 8 is now closed, although the wall around the stairwell still exists.

The new entrance leads west from the concourse, just north of the ticket office, into the area before the steps and lift to Level -1.

At the Top of the Steps

East Side
  Mainline concourse, doors and rails to line up with the sections of steps
South Side
  2 fast ticket machines
billboards, jutting out
map of SE region railways
West Side, Going North
  passage to lift, call button to right of door
steps, divided into three sections by rails
North Side
  seats

You go down 12 then 13 steps, going west to the passage. These steps are divided into three sections by rails, keep left. There's a hand rail to each side and tactile flooring at the top and bottom of these steps.

At the Foot of the Steps

East Side, Going South
  steps
short passage to lift, call button to left of door
South Side
  blank doors and grills at about 45 degree angles
West Side
  Level -1 passage
North Side
  blank

On the West Side of the Forecourt Outside King's Cross Mainline Station

See the Environs page of our guide to King's Cross Mainline Station for details of the forecourt.

You can reach the corner between the Western and Tube concourses via either stairs or lift.

The Stairs

You go down 15 then nine steps, going west, into the concourse. These steps are divided into three sets by rails. There's tactile paving at the top and bottom of these steps.

The Lift

The lift is at the end of a short passage leading west, to your right (north) of the stairs. The call button is to your left (south) of the door, at wheelchair height, with a distinct tactile down arrow.

This lift also serves the "Lower Ticket Hall", which is actually the Level -2 section of the Tube Concourse.

From Pancras Road, to the Suburban and Main Sections of King's Cross Station

This area is under development, so details may change.

You leave Pancras road, going east, past the entrance to the Underground station to your right (south). This path continues, past the gate lines to the Suburban section to your left (north) then onto platform 8 of the mainline station.

The Underground Entrance, Going West

  steps down to Northern Concourse
passage to lift to Northern Concourse
wall
Pancras Road

The steps are divided into three sets by two rails, keep left. There's also a hand rail to each side of the steps. You go down 15 then 15 steps, going southeast into the concourse. There's tactile flooring at the top and bottom of these steps.

From the Level 0 Concourse of St Pancras Station into the Western Concourse

You leave the station, going south, through two sets of four arches, into Level 0 of the Western Concourse.

See the lifts page for more details.

From the Level 0 Concourse of St Pancras Station into the Northern Concourse

There are two sets of escalators plus lift and stairs access between the northeast entrance of St Pancras Station and the passage from the Northern Concourse. See the Environs page of St Pancras Station for details of these access points within the station. See the lifts page for details of lifts within this station and Northern Concourse page for details of the passage.

There's a set of steps to each side of the escalators leading down, southeast from Level 0, just inside the northeast entrance, keep left. You go down eight, ten then nine steps, going southeast, into the passage. Follow this passage (southeast) into the concourse. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need.

The other set of escalators goes down south. The top of these escalators is between the feet of the two sets of escalators up to the HS1 platforms at Level 1. Again, the left-hand escalator is normally the one you need.

On Pancras Road, just North of the Junction with Euston Road

This entrance leads west from a point north of the steps leading up west towards the Level 1 concourse of St Pancras Station, into Level 0 of the Western Concourse.

On the North Side of Euston Road, South of St Pancras Station

This entrance, which consists of two sections, separated by a pillar, leads north from Euston Road into Level 0 of the Western Concourse. There's tactile flooring inside the doors and billboards to each side of the short passage which leads down a slight slope into the concourse.

On the South Side of Euston Road, Between Crestfield and Belgrove Streets

The entrance is on the right-hand (kerb) side of the pavement. You go down 11 then 12 steps, going west to Level -1. There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of these steps. See below for details of the passage to the concourse.

On the South Side of Euston Road, Between Belgrove and Argyle Streets

The entrance is on the left-hand (kerb) side of the pavement, you go down 13 then 13 steps, going east to Level -1.

The Passage from the South Side of Euston Road to the Concourse

From the west entrance, you pass a help point on your left then turn left almost immediately.

From the east entrance, you continue forward, past a blank door on your right then turn right after a few metres.

Follow the passage (north) past Tube information on your right, into the concourse. Turn left (west) towards the Metropolitan Line, continue forward for the Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.

On the South Side of Pentonville Road

See the Pentonville Road Exit page for details

Local Road Crossings

The Crossing of Pancras Road

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving throughout. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you leave the pavement in either direction. On the central island, you turn left then right. There's a post with push button and rotating cone to either side as you leave the island in either direction.

The crossing of Euston Road

Although there is an accessible crossing of Euston Road, just east of Midland Road (see the Environs page of our guide to St Pancras Station for details), you may as well choose the appropriate exit from this station.

The Crossing of Belgrove Street

This is a single-stage crossing, the post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction.

The Crossing of Argyle Street

This is a single-stage crossing, the post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction.

The Crossing of King's Cross Road

This is the crossing to the east of the Pentonville Road Exit

This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving. As you cross from the west, there’s a post to each side of you, the right-hand (south) post has a rotating cone. Traffic comes from your left, going south. As you cross from the east, there's also a post to each side, the one to your right has the rotating cone.

The Crossing of King's Cross Bridge

This is the road to the west of the Pentonville Road exit. We suggest that, rather than crossing this, you turn along King's Cross Bridge and use more friendly crossings of Grays Inn Road. See our Routes to the Sense Offices for more details.

Local Buses

On the North Side of Euston Road, Outside King's Cross Mainline Station

There are two bus stops outside the main entrance to the station. Having left via the main entrance, turn left and follow the right-hand side of the pavement. Passengers must buy their ticket before boarding, there are ticket machines beside these bus stops.

Stop D

This is the first bus stop, serving buses towards Blackfriars 45, 46, 53 N63 and coach 748.

Stop E

This is the second bus stop, outside Boots, serving buses towards the Angel Islington, 30, 73, 476, 205, 214 and N73.

Routes 205 and 214 are 24 hour services.

On the South Side of Euston Road

There are two bus stops on the south side of Euston Road, between Argyle and Judd streets, serving 30, 73 and 205.

On the South side of Pentonville road

There's a bus stop outside the Pentonville Road exit, serving 30, 73, 205 and 214. Note that the 214 turns right up Pancras Road, rather than continuing past Euston Station.

Taxis

Taxi arrangements are subject to change whilst building work at St Pancras and King's Cross stations continues. At the time of our survey, we noted drop-off points in York Way, outside the east entrance to King's Cross Mainline Station and in Pancras Road, outside the main entrance to St Pancras Station.

We noted pick-up points in Pancras Road, outside the west entrance to King's Cross Mainline Station and in Midland Road, outside the west entrance to St Pancras Station.

Local Features

See the environs pages of King's Cross Mainline and St Pancras Station for details.

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