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London's Changing Stations

This talk will explore London stations over the past twenty years and provide a glimpse at things to come.

One by one London's stations are being transformed - Liverpool Street, Charing Cross and most recently St Pancras. Next to come will be Waterloo, London Bridge and Euston. It is easy to be sentimental about historic stations - many people still have fond memories of the old Liverpool Street - but in most cases they were ill-planned and inefficient. The problem is how to renew them without losing their historic character. This talk will look at what has happened to London stations over the last twenty years and provide a glimpse at things to come.

Robert Thorne is the author of books on Liverpool Street Station, King's Cross and most recently a new edition of Jack Simmons' classic, St Pancras Station (2005). He is a Senior Associate at Alan Baxter & Associates, where he has been closely involved in a number of railway schemes, including works at Paddington Station and the Crossrail project.


Robert Thorne | talks


Date and Time:

8 July 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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£7, concessions £5; advance booking required

Available from:

Call 020 7392 9220 between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Additional Information:

Bishopsgate Institute is two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station.

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