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Skanska has led the demolition of a 1960s concrete ramp and canopy at Euston station in London, prior to the construction of the new HS2 Euston station.
The removal of the structure took 13 weeks. The ramp has been in place since the modernisation of Euston as part of the electrification of the West Coast Mainline.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, work on site was paused on 23 March
but restarted on 16 April once Government-approved safe working practices were
The western ramp was used to access the parcel deck on the
first floor of the station. The area was once used as a Royal Mail parcel
sorting depot, taking parcels from the trains on three dedicated platforms for
The ramp allowed vehicle access to the upper deck, but the
parcel depot was taken out of use when post began being transported on road due
to increased passenger demand.
Patrick Cawley, HS2 and Network Rail on-network works director,
said: “The completion of this work is of major significance to the HS2 project
and marks the first piece of structural work to Euston station in order for the
new high speed station to be built. It has been an important and successful
piece of collaborative work between the teams at HS2, Network Rail and Skanska.”