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At the Birmingham end of this line, the company have a station of about ten acres, which will serve both for passengers and goods.
The arrangement of these stations, and the plans for the necessary buildings and machinery connected with them, have been maturely considered, and the contractors are under penalties that the various works in London shall be completed by June next (with the exception of the facade of the Euston station for which three months more are allowed) and the works in Birmingham by November next.
and extending about 300 feet in width, the centre being opposite to a wide opening into Euston-square. Cubitt, after the designs of Philip Hardwick, Esq., the successful architect of Goldsmiths Hall, City Club House, and other first rate edifices.The entrance to the London passenger station, opening immediately upon what will necessarily become the grand avenue for travelling between the Metropolis and the Midland and Northern parts of the Kingdom, the directors thought that it should receive some architectural embellishment. Hardwick for a grand but simple portico, which they consider well adapted to the national character of the undertaking.In December 1835, the contract to build the Extension was let to W. Cubitt at a price of 76,860 (the outturn was 91,528).There is a great deal more difficulty than would at first be imagined in laying out a railway station; and, perhaps, in every one now in existence, if it had to be entirely built over again, some change would be desirable: there are so many things to be amalgamated, and such various accommodation to be provided, that the business becomes exceedingly complicated. South front of the Propylum, or entrance gateway, with two Pavilions, or Lodges, on each side, for Offices by John Cooke Bourne, 1838.The Great Gateway to the North, the entrance Portico at Euston Station.