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Euston station is a large railway station in central London. The station is the terminus of the West coast Mainline and trains from Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as many local trains, terminate here.

Although the present station building is modern, Euston was the first railway station to be built in London. The original station was built in the 1830s when the London and Birmingham Railway was constructed. It originally had only two platforms, one for departures and one for arrivals. The station grew rapidly over following years as traffic increased.

In the 1960s it was decided that the old building was no longer adequate. Amid much public outcry the old station building was demolished and replaced by a modern building. The present station has twenty platforms.

Following privatisation of the railways in the 1990s, the running of the train services were taken over by private companies on a franchise. The train services into Euston are run by Virgin Trains and Silverlink county.

The other rail terminuses in London are:

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