Waterloo Looks To The Future
Eurostar's move to move to St Pancreas in 2007 may seem quite a way ahead but a recent study shows that the future of the award winning international station is already a matter of debate.
The terminal services trains to Brussels and Paris at present - the Department of Transport is looking into possible alternatives for the Eurostar terminal. Options that have been broached include a shopping centre, offices or flats.
The study is designed to look at possible commercial opportunities for Waterloo station if there is no requirement for platforms in certain areas of the station. It is the government aim to gain "best value" from the building once it is vacated by Eurostar
South West Trains, which serves Waterloo has expressed an interest in using the platforms in international station to ease domestic capacity problems.
Network Rail has its own plans for the rest of Waterloo Station, including
the possibility of a concourse linking Lower Marsh with the South Bank.