General Arrangement Drawings of Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground Station

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Dear Transport for London,

As part of our MEng degree in Civil Engineering my colleague and I are conducting a research project into wayfinding within Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground Station.

Please can you provide us with copies of technical drawings (by technical drawings I mean drawings that show measurements) showing the general layout of the underground station. This would provide a great starting point for our research.

If you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours faithfully,

M.Ridealgh & T.J.Bowerman

FOI, Transport for London

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Payne Malcolm,

I refer to your request of 30 October:

 

Dear Transport for London,

 

As part of our MEng degree in Civil Engineering my colleague  and I are
conducting a research project into wayfinding within Kings Cross St.
Pancras Underground Station.

 

Please can you provide us with copies of technical  drawings (by technical
drawings I mean drawings that show measurements)  showing the general
layout of the underground station. This would provide a great starting
point for our research.

 

If you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

M.Ridealgh & T.J.Bowerman

 

As you will be aware the London Underground Kings Cross Station has
evolved considerably since the first Metropolitan Railway station opened
in 1863 through to the most recent significant change of the opening of
the Northern Ticket Hall. There are thus many, literally thousands, of
drawings that form the jigsaw of information for this station. With eight
platforms, four ticket halls and 10 exits to street it is indeed a very
complex location where there is also a need to try to segregate passengers
entering the system, leaving the system or interchanging between lines in
order to achieve the most efficient flows. This also needs to consider the
influence of St Pancras Station (both domestic and international), Kings
Cross (East Coast) and Kings Cross (Thameslink) stations, plus the growing
local residential, employment and entertainment traffic. On top of all
this LU needs to be able to maintain flexibility in operation to cover
both planned and unplanned closures of lines, platforms, escalators or
station entrances!

 

I am having a few technical problems at present but hope tomorrow to be
able to send you three drawings, one showing the locations of the station
entrances and the other two showing in three dimensions the general layout
of the station in two parts. These drawings will not be dimensioned but
show in sufficient clarity for wayfinding purposes the interrelationships
of the various parts of the stations. If you believe you will need more
detail I can arrange for you to visit our drawing archive and view such
drawings as you believe useful.

 

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Thank you for your reply, we very much look forward to receiving the drawings you mentioned. We think we may need some dimensions for calculating path length between locations, so we would therefore like to take you up on your offer of visiting the drawing archive at some point convenient to you.

Yours sincerely,

M.Ridealgh & T.J.Bowerman

Hi,
We were wondering if you had managed to sort out your technical difficulties and where able to send the drawings you mentioned in your previous correspondence.

Yours sincerely,
M.Ridealgh & T.J.Bowerman

Payne Malcolm,

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Dear Payne Malcolm,

Thank you for the drawings you sent they have been very helpful in our initial stages. Would it be possible to have your contact details so Tony and myself can arrange a convenient time to visit the drawing archive?

Perhaps we can make arrangements via email,my email address is : zcesmtr @ ucl.ac.uk

Yours sincerely,
M.Ridealgh & T.J.Bowerman

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