Wednesday 7 November 2007 2.00pm
Eurostar leaves Waterloo
Mixed feelings about this...
The international terminal at Waterloo Station
will be out of use for more than a year before the platforms are used by domestic rail services, the government has confirmed.
Living up the road from St Pancras and having all the disruptions whilst it was being upgraded for Eurostar, I am glad its now almost over nearly a decade. But await to see how it performs in it's new home.
I will dearly miss the tiny station on Pentonville Road formerly known as “Kings Cross Thameslink” which had preferable queues to the mainline stations for getting cheap away day tickets to Brighton and other south east towns.
But I feel most sorry for the commuters who will have to wait for the disused facilities at Waterloo to be adapted for domestic use and for all the business who have located to Ashford only to have the continental service reduced/withdrawn, it will take a while to stop sniggering over “Ebsfleet International”.