Kings Cross Station concourse, shortly to be ripped up to make way for another retail ‘destination’ crossed with a railway terminus.

The floor, which is grim indeed got me thinking about change in buildings. These ‘queue’ lanes have been here since the last time it was re-designed (80’s?). The idea is that everyone neatly lines up for their train in designated lane.

How very British. First come first serve, rather than the every man for himself dash of today. The lanes are now redundant. Too higher volume of passengers for them to work.

So now we await a new design. The question that intrigues me is how¬†traveler’s¬†will be serviced in 30 years time? What will we be doing differently at transport hubs that can’t be anticipated right now.

Will King Cross avoid the curse of the queue lane.

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