Over the summer, local business group Euston Town were awarded a grant from TfL’s Ambience Fund – offering a 50/50 match in funding to any partner attempting to improve stations and their surrounding environments.
The team are now creating a more decorative entrance (on the north side of the road), and jazzing up the staircase with lighting and greenery. They will also add more signs to point out where the tucked-away station is and to encourage people to use the underpass rather than cross the busy road.
“As we all know, the road is pretty manic and congested at peak times,” says Euston Town’s Simon Pitkeathley, “so while there’s a desire to enhance the station as a public realm, there is a simultaneous responsibility to improve road safety for pedestrians.”
And the awards don’t stop there: Simon’s organisation have also been granted funding from the Low Emission Neighbourhood fund. This’ll help them to create a lower-exposure walking route between Euston Station and Regent’s Park with art, a green wall and electrical vehicle charging hubs.
Here’s hoping we heed their calls to spend more time in the tranquility of Regent’s Park, and less time trudging through the congested concrete jungle.