UK Network Rail is planning to invest £12.5m in the development of London’s Euston station, which will provide passengers with additional food and beverage options.
Phase I of the expansion project includes the construction of an 8,000ft2 balcony that will house a new bar, a selection of casual dining outlets and a seating area overlooking the main concourse.
This initial phase will also see the installation of new ‘grab and go’ food units, which will replace the station’s existing kiosks.
The new food units and the new balcony are expected to be open to the public by late 2015.
During Phase II, Network Rail will transform the existing food court in the station into an improved and expanded retail area, offering a range of quality brands.
Network Rail commercial retail director Hamish Kiernan said: "More than a million people use Euston station every week and this number is only set to grow further. Our plan for Euston will provide more space and a better atmosphere for passengers, as well as an attractive mix of food, drink and shopping options for people travelling to or through the station.
"Our award-winning developments at King’s Cross and Waterloo showcase what can be achieved at our major stations and now as we move our focus to Euston, we are confident we can create a bigger, brighter station for everyone."
The station will continue to operate its services during the development.
Image: Network Rail begins a £12.5m development of Euston station in London, UK. Photo: courtesy of Network Rail.