London Euston

Location type

Major station

Name and dates

London Euston (1837-)

Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the London and Birmingham Railway.


This is a principal London terminus for services to the North West of England and beyond.

Initially the 1837 London station of the London and Birmingham Railway.

From 1846 owned by the London and North Western Railway.

Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923.

British Railways from 1948.


Station terminus

Chronology Dates

08/10/1952London and Birmingham Railway
112 are killed when a Perth to London Euston express passes a signal and crashes into a local Tring to London Euston service at Harrow and Wealdstone. The crashed trains are then run into by a London Euston to Liverpool service.
  /05/1991British Railways
British Rail withdraws West Coast Main Line services from London Euston to Inverness ('The Clansman').
31/03/1997British Railways
The last British Rail trains run: the 23:55 from Edinburgh Waverley to London Euston Sleeper, and 23:55 London Euston to Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper.
25/01/2019High Speed 2
Remains of Matthew Flinders identified by archaeologists carrying out wok before construction of HS2. The site, St James' Gardens, were located on the west side of London Euston station, just over Cardington Street. The churchyard was encroached on by the enlargement of the west side of the station in 1887.

News items

14/11/2023Class 730 EMUs enter service with London Northwestern Railway [Railway Gazette]
18/10/2023Angry reactions as PM Sunak pulls the plug on HS2 [RAIL]
05/10/2023Grimshaw's Euston HS2 station loses more platforms under Sunak rethink [Architects Journal]
01/08/2023Three more platforms could be cut from Grimshaws Euston HS2 terminus [Architects Journal]
07/07/2023Cost of Euston HS2 terminus could race past £4.8bn estimate, MPs say [The Guardian]
29/06/2023HS2 marks reinterment of Euston remains with memorial monument [HS2]
27/03/2023Revised plans for HS2 Euston terminus would cost almost 5bn, says watchdog [The Guardian]
14/03/2023New HS2 exhibition reveals the untold stories of a London burial ground [HS2]
04/03/2023Inside the Caledonian Sleeper to Scotland - Britain's contender for world's greatest train journey [Daily Mail]
11/02/2023More rail services proposed for Lockerbie [DNG Online Limited]


Great Railway Journeys: London to Birmingham By Rail (Through Time)

London and Birmingham Railway: 150 Years On
London and Birmingham: A Railway of Consequence