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King’s Cross station transformation receives two honours at London Planning Awards: King's Cross station shops and balcony

King’s Cross station transformation receives two honours at London Planning Awards

Monday 22 Jan 2018
  • Station awarded “Best Project Five Years On” and “Mayors Award for Planning Excellence” at London Planning Awards
  • The Grade I listed historic transport hub was transformed to meet the needs of modern Britain
  • £2.2bn of private investment attracted since station opened
  • 67 acres of brown-field land transformed into offices, retail and 2,000 homes
Last-minute railway station Christmas shopping brings 9% retail sales growth: Waterloo railway station concourse - with Christmas tree and clock

Last-minute railway station Christmas shopping brings 9% retail sales growth

Thursday 11 Jan 2018
  • With shoppers turning to stations for last-minute gifts, Network Rail reports 9% retail sales growth across its managed stations over the festive period
  • Paddington, Euston and King’s Cross performed best, with five stations recording double-digit sales growth
  • 31% of total station users – around 33 million people – visited a station retailer between 18 November and 23 December

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