Thursday 07 May 2015
We are extremely thrilled to announce that for the third year of our Terrace Wires public sculpture series, we’ve partnered with the Royal Academy of Arts to commission this year’s installation.
The first artwork, selected as part of the four year partnership with the leading arts institution, will be by British artist and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker.
We’ve been huge fans of Cornelia since her previous artworks in the 80s and 90s featured our station as her subject, but she’s now taken the UK art world by storm and we cannot wait to see her newest piece exhibited in all its glory.
The sculpture, One More Time will be a working replica of the station’s DENT London clock, reversed out in black with white hands and numerals in silver detail. It will be suspended from our stunning Barlow Shed roof, 16 metres in front of the original, so for those alighting from the trains the original face will gradually appear eclipsed.
The piece will be fully unveiled on Thursday 28th May – let the countdown begin!
For further information on this year’s project, click through to www.terracewires.com.
Friday 14 November 2014
From the end of 2015, eager holidaymakers looking to hop across the channel will be able to board the exciting new Eurostar trains. The new e320 trains, which were launched at the station this week, will zoom along the tracks at an impressive 200mph, cutting journey times by 15 minutes.
The stylish interiors, designed by Italian design house Pininfarina, offer more space per seat, free WiFi, power points and a USB socket.
The launch came on the eve of Eurostar’s 20th anniversary where new routes where also announced for those looking to escape to Europe - May 2015 will see a service to Provence and in 2016 a direct service to Amsterdam.