London King's Cross railway station

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King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a passenger railway terminus in the London Borough of Camden, on the edge of Central London.wikipedia
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Kings Cross, London

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The station was opened in Kings Cross in 1852 by the Great Northern Railway on the northern edge of Central London to accommodate the East Coast Main Line.
It is served by London King's Cross railway station, the terminus of one of the major rail routes between London and the North.

London station group

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It is in the London station group, one of the busiest stations in the United Kingdom and the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line to North East England and Scotland.
This includes major national terminals such as,, and King's Cross, and local commuter terminals such as and.

Grand Central (train operating company)

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, long-distance trains from King's Cross are run by London North Eastern Railway to, and ; other long-distance operators include Hull Trains and Grand Central.
It has operated passenger rail services on the East Coast Main Line from Sunderland to London King's Cross since December 2007; and from Bradford Interchange to London King's Cross since May 2010.

London North Eastern Railway

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, long-distance trains from King's Cross are run by London North Eastern Railway to, and ; other long-distance operators include Hull Trains and Grand Central.
LNER operates the InterCity East Coast franchise providing long-distance inter-city services on the East Coast Main Line from London King's Cross to North East England and Scotland.

Hull Trains

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, long-distance trains from King's Cross are run by London North Eastern Railway to, and ; other long-distance operators include Hull Trains and Grand Central.
It operates long-distance services between Hull/Beverley and London King's Cross.

London and North Eastern Railway

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It came under the ownership of the London and North Eastern Railway as part of the Big Four grouping in 1923, who introduced famous services such as the Flying Scotsman and locomotives such as Mallard.
The LNER inherited four of London's termini: (ex-London and Blackwall Railway; King's Cross (ex-Great Northern Railway); (ex-Great Eastern Railway); and (ex-Great Central Railway).

Flying Scotsman (train)

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It came under the ownership of the London and North Eastern Railway as part of the Big Four grouping in 1923, who introduced famous services such as the Flying Scotsman and locomotives such as Mallard.
The first Special Scotch Express ran in 1862, with simultaneous departures at 10:00 from the GNR's London King's Cross and the NBR's Edinburgh Waverley.

London Buses route 10

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Several London bus routes, including 10, 30, 59, 73, 91, 205, 390, 476 pass in front of or to the side of the station.
It ran between Hammersmith Bus station and King's Cross Station, and was operated by London United.

London Borough of Camden

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King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a passenger railway terminus in the London Borough of Camden, on the edge of Central London. The station stands on the London Inner Ring Road at the eastern end of Euston Road, next to the junction with Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and York Way, in what is now the London Borough of Camden.
, St Pancras and Kings Cross are the London termini for the West Coast, Midland and East Coast Main Lines and also High Speed 1.

Gray's Inn Road

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The station stands on the London Inner Ring Road at the eastern end of Euston Road, next to the junction with Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and York Way, in what is now the London Borough of Camden.
The road begins at the City of London boundary, where it bisects High Holborn, and ends at King's Cross and St. Pancras Station.

Pentonville Road

The station stands on the London Inner Ring Road at the eastern end of Euston Road, next to the junction with Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and York Way, in what is now the London Borough of Camden.
The road is 0.7 mi long and runs east from King's Cross station as a continuation of Euston Road.

Eurostar

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Adjacent to King's Cross station is St Pancras International, the London terminus for Eurostar services to continental Europe.
Three of the Regional Eurostar units were leased by Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) to increase domestic services from London King's Cross to York and later Leeds.

List of busiest railway stations in Great Britain

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It is in the London station group, one of the busiest stations in the United Kingdom and the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line to North East England and Scotland.

East Coast Main Line

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It is in the London station group, one of the busiest stations in the United Kingdom and the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line to North East England and Scotland.
Later, the 1971 British gangster film Get Carter features a journey from London King's Cross to Newcastle in the opening credits.

Euston Road

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The station stands on the London Inner Ring Road at the eastern end of Euston Road, next to the junction with Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and York Way, in what is now the London Borough of Camden.
King's Cross and St Pancras railway stations are at the eastern end of the road, the British Library is nearby, and Euston railway station is a further west.

York Way

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The station stands on the London Inner Ring Road at the eastern end of Euston Road, next to the junction with Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and York Way, in what is now the London Borough of Camden.
York Way (part of the A5200) is a major road in the London Borough of Islington, running north for one mile from the junction of Pentonville Road and Euston Road, adjacent to King's Cross railway station towards Kentish Town and Holloway.

InterCity 125

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The station complex was redeveloped in the 1970s, simplifying the layout and providing electric suburban services, and it became a major terminus for the high-speed InterCity 125.
Within a year they had displaced the Deltics and reduced the London-Edinburgh journey time by up to an hour.

Metropolitan Railway

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In 1866, a connection was made via the Metropolitan Railway to the London, Chatham and Dover Railway at, with goods and passenger services to South London via.
Its first line connected the main-line railway termini at,, and King's Cross to the City.

London Inner Ring Road

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The station stands on the London Inner Ring Road at the eastern end of Euston Road, next to the junction with Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and York Way, in what is now the London Borough of Camden.
After being renamed in 1857, the western section between Edgware Road and Great Portland Street is known as Marylebone Road, the central section between Great Portland Street and King's Cross is known as Euston Road, and the eastern section from King's Cross to The Angel is called Pentonville Road.

LNER Class A4

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The Gresley A3 and later streamlined A4 Pacific steam locomotives handled express services from the 1930s until 1966.
Thirty-five of the class were built to haul express passenger trains on the East Coast Main Line route from London Kings Cross via York to Newcastle, and later via Newcastle to Edinburgh, Scotland.

King's Cross railway accident

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On 4 February 1945, a passenger train to Leeds and Bradford stalled in Gasworks Tunnel, ran back and was derailed in the station.
The King's Cross railway accident occurred on 4 February 1945, at London King's Cross railway station on the East Coast Main Line of the London & North Eastern Railway.

LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard

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It came under the ownership of the London and North Eastern Railway as part of the Big Four grouping in 1923, who introduced famous services such as the Flying Scotsman and locomotives such as Mallard.
The Elizabethan was a flagship express that ran non-stop over the 393 mi between London King's Cross and Edinburgh Waverley from 1953 to the mid-1960s.

Places in Harry Potter

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A major redevelopment was undertaken in the 21st century, including restoration of the original roof, and the station became well known for its association with the Harry Potter books and films, particularly the fictional Platform 9¾.
Hogsmeade Station is the closest train stop to Hogwarts; the Hogwarts Express stops here after travelling from King's Cross.

Metropolitan line

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It was followed by a connection to the Metropolitan line on 1 February 1878.
Its first line connected the mainline railway termini at, and King's Cross to the City, built beneath the New Road using the cut-and-cover method between Paddington and King's Cross, and in tunnel and cuttings beside Farringdon Road from King's Cross to near Smithfield.

Train shed

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The design comprised two great arched train sheds, with a brick structure at the south end designed to reflect the arches behind.