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Mayor unveils new London station
The mayor at Langdon Park station
Langdon Park cost 10.5m to build
Opening ceremonies at two railway stations in London have taken place.

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone opened the new Langdon Park station on the Stratford to Poplar branch of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Construction of the station between All Saints and Devons Road began in April at a cost of 10.5m and about 5,000 people a day are expected to use it.

And transport secretary Ruth Kelly has opened the First Capital Connect platform at St Pancras International.

First Capital Connect's old home at King's Cross, will now serve the London Underground only.

The former Thameslink station has been retained as another entrance for St Pancras and the platforms will link to Tube services from King's Cross.

The last train left King's Cross Thameslink at 0106 GMT on Sunday and the first train to enter the new terminal at St Pancras arrived at 0912 GMT.

On Monday, the transport secretary was joined by 100 invited guests for its official opening.

Meanwhile, at the Langdon Park opening ceremony, Mr Livingstone said: "This new DLR station will benefit thousands of families in East London, and will play a key role in supporting the regeneration of the surrounding area."

The new station on the Dockland light railway


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