This is the latest news from St Pancras International…
Monday 19 March 2018
Over 50 bespoke dog kennels are being showcased at venues in central and east London, including a unique collection of doggy dream-homes on display at St. Pancras International. Before being auctioned off on 26th April at The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel to support The Blue Cross, you can find the individually designed kennels in the station by the Betjeman Statue on the upper concourse. Pooches welcome to come visit!
Thursday 08 March 2018
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, the Rail Women Debate at St. Pancras International on 8th March examined the story of women in the rail industry, and how we can encourage more women to become involved in the railways.
The debate was a free ticketed event held on the upper concourse by the Betjeman Statue. As well as attending the event, people were also invited to follow the debate live through Facebook.
With consideration of how women have been involved in the railway industry from the beginning, discussions explored the impact of breakthrough moments in the past, and the future direction of the industry.
To keep up to date on future events follow our Facebook page and take a look at our What's On.
Tuesday 06 March 2018
Tuesday 6th March saw the unveiling of three ghostly figures of First World War soldiers, or ‘Tommies’, at the station.
The Tommies are part of the nationwide ‘There But Not There’ fundraising campaign.
Designed by Martin Barraud and on display at the station until November 2018, the six foot high silhouettes will serve as a poignant reminder of the fundamental role British railways played to the First World War effort, including the transportation of troops, aircrafts, munitions, and supplies. They also commemorate the integral role women played in the conflict, employed by the rail industry in positions previously occupied by men.
Friday 02 March 2018
We're delighted to announce today with The Royal Academy of Arts that the Royal Academician Tracey Emin, has been selected as the next artist to be commissioned for St. Pancras International’s Terrace Wires – the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists. Emin’s I Want My Time With You, 2018, will be unveiled at St. Pancras International station on the morning of Tuesday, 10 April 2018.
Saturday 17 February 2018
With all the city’s chaotic hustle and bustle around us we thought it’ll be nice to throw a little sunshine on it all!
On Saturday 17th February St. Pancras International celebrated National Random Acts of Kindness Day. To coincide with the station's 150th anniversary year, throughout the day selected retailers gave away special treats and lovely goodies every 150 minutes to customers and station visitors.
Lucky station visitors were surprised with free hugs from Hamleys' teddy bear, complimentary glasses of champers courtesy of Searcys and even excellent free day rail passes from Southeastern Rail, it was fantastic to be able to share a smile.
Thursday 25 January 2018
Singer-songwriter MILCK delighted fans and station visitors alike on Thursday 25th January with a special singalong performance.
Her latest song Quiet has gained momentum since her moving performance at the Women's March on Washington, USA earlier in January.
With a beautiful singing voice and an important message to share, MILCK took to the Elton John piano and played the keys in the station's Arcade.
Click here to view video: #ICantKeepQuiet
Thursday 11 January 2018
St Pancras International which originally opened in 1868 launched celebrations marking its 150th anniversary year when a historic Young’s Brewery horse-drawn dray delivered a very special celebration ale on Wednesday 10th January. The visit of the dray and horses provided a visual link to the station’s brewing heritage. The Midland Railway Company played a crucial role in changing Londoners’ drinking habits through access to the brewers and beer of Burton upon Trent and literally built the station on beer barrels.
The dray delivered a cask of ‘St Pancras IPA’ commissioned for the anniversary year to The Betjeman Arms pub located under the station’s iconic roof. Attending journalists and photographers had the opportunity to take pictures of the horse-drawn dray inside the station and interview Josie Murray, HS1 Senior Heritage Advisor and Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director of HS1 Ltd about the station’s rich heritage and its historic links with the brewing industry. Dr David Turner, Associate Lecturer of Railway Studies at the University of York also attended to give his insight.
HS1 Ltd, the company that owns and operates St Pancras International invites the station’s visitors to celebrate St Pancras International's 150th anniversary throughout 2018 with a series of further events, exhibitions and installations. ‘Celebrate St Pancras - the people, the place, the journey’ will showcase themes including the construction and transformation of the station over the centuries, its key people, the role of women in the railway industry, the impact of both World Wars, the numerous travel destinations, transport of goods and trades the station supported.
The St Pancras IPA was brewed specially for the anniversary year by Lost Rivers Brewing Co. and is available at The Bentjeman Arms Pub and other retail outlets within St Pancras International.
Tuesday 14 November 2017
High Speed 1 (HS1) is celebrating its 10th birthday today with record passenger numbers and exceptional passenger satisfaction, unrivaled punctuality and a marked impact on Kent’s economy.
To mark the milestone HS1 Ltd, the company that owns and operates HS1, has published a report today by entitled ‘10 Businesses at 10 Years’, which can be viewed here. The report presents real life examples of how HS1 has helped 10 of the most exciting businesses in Kent to grow and prosper. An accompanying survey of leading Kent businesses showed that:
91% of those asked said that their business has benefited from HS1
89% said that HS1 has made Kent a more attractive place to set up a business
Over one third said that HS1 was a factor when choosing to set up their business in Kent
Over 80% said that HS1 had helped their business grow
100% said that HS1 will play an important role in the future growth of Kent
Dyan Crowther, CEO of HS1 Ltd, said: “As the nation’s first and only high speed railway, HS1 has been a catalyst for growth, generating economic, cultural and social value in the regions it serves and the UK more widely.”
“We believe that high speed rail is essential to the nation’s future growth, improving connectivity and bringing people closer together than ever before. We are proud to be flying the flag for British high-speed rail and see HS1 as a model for the future.”
Passengers using HS1 have doubled since launch, with services carrying over 20 million domestic and international passengers in 2016 alone. With an unrivaled average delay per train of less than five seconds, and passenger satisfaction on the domestic service at 93%, HS1 has proven itself to be a world class high speed rail service.
Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of investment promotion agency Locate in Kent, said: “Since the launch of HS1 we have seen a substantial increase in the number of businesses wanting to invest and base themselves in Kent.”
“HS1 offers outstanding connectivity to London and Europe, making the county a highly desirable place to live, work and do business. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with HS1 as we help the Kent business community reach its full potential.”
For further information please contact Leonie Martin 020 3327 4050 or email email@example.com
The survey results are based on responses from 33 leading companies in Kent.