St Pancras International opens (again)

I was fortunate to be invited to an opening party (the third of three to be precise) for the revamped St Pancras International station which will be the new home of the Eurostar.

The evening was truly impressive with actor Timothy West playing the role of William Barlow designer of the famous ‘shed’. Then there was the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra assisted by a 40 strong youth choir and Katherine Jenkins singing a duet with Lemar.

Over 1,000 of us sat in specially constructed stands to watch a suspended giant screen on rails featured appearances from F1 driver David Coulthard, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and a range of personalities, promoting the new High Speed 1 service to Paris.

The video below was recorded on the Tuesday evening opening and gives a good idea of the evening plus the Queen’s opening speech.

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