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Euston station, Entrance Lodge and Arch

Hidden : 7/20/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

London and North Western Railway Portland stone entrance lodge, Euston station. This is a very busy area so stealth will be required. The arch is now a well used watering hole so please ensure you hide the cache away out of sight from smokers and drinkers. Cache cannot hold TBs.

HIGH MUGGLE AREA!!!! PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT SO AS NOT TO BE SEEN AND ENSURE THAT THE CACHE IS REPLACED SECURELY AND OUT OF SIGHT! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RE-ATTACH WITH THE MAGNET TO THE OBVIOUS METAL. (quite a few times now its just been wedged back into position and then it falls in the street, please attach with the magnet as intended).

Euston railway station, also known as London Euston is a central London railway terminus in the London Borough of Camden and is the sixth busiest rail terminal in London (by entries and exits). It is one of 18 British railway stations managed by Network Rail, and is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line. Euston is the main rail gateway from London to the West Midlands, the North West, North Wales and part of Scotland. Its most important long-distance destinations are Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Euston dealt with more than 34million passengers, an increase of 13.3 per cent in 2012 according to figures from the Office of Rail Regulation.

The original station was opened on 20 July 1837, and was redeveloped in 1962 to the current configuration. These two entrance lodges are more or less all that remains of the original station entrance.



Euston Station is now the subject of a major redevelopment plan as the high speed line HS2 will start from here. The station will be fully redeveloped again and there are plans to restore the original Euston Station arch which originally stood in a road behind it. The Euston Arch was 70ft (21,3m) tall, was built from Yorkshire stone and complemented the Ionic entrance to the Curzon Street Station in Birmingham which was the other end of the railway's mainline.

Michael Palin is now involved in a campaign to restore the original 70ft (21.3m) arch, the stones of which were dumped in the River Lee and have have recently been found again.



The structural design for the restored arch includes a nightclub in the basement a banqueting hall in the roof and will cost £30m. It's large and will obviously make this cache difficult to retrieve if it goes ahead! "More info here"



Well done to “Superdale” FTF

Thanks to groundhogs who had previously adopted the cache (Sept 2011 - Feb 2013)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yrvprfgre, Yvirecbby, Yynaqhqab ybbx bhg sbe gur zvffvat bar gurer vf ab fvta bs vg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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