New ticket hall opens at Kings Cross

5 January 2010

Capacity at London Underground’s Kings Cross Northern Ticket Hall has doubled to 8,000 square metres following an extensive construction programme completed last month.

The £810M project has seen 6,000 square metres added to the station along with and more than 300m of new tunnels linking the hall with the Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Tunneling contractor was Morgan Bemo JV. Principal contractor is Balfour Beatty, project manager is consultant is Atkins with Balfour Beatty Management, designer is Arup and the architect is Allies and Morrison.

The new ticket hall was funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and delivered as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) investment programme, which over the past year has seen new trains running on the Victoria line and London overground network, further extension of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the go ahead for Crossrail.