The new concourse is unveiled at King's Cross train station in London, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The new King's Cross station concourse, will be a new major London landmark which is expected to serve some 45 million passengers a year, it will open for public public Monday, March 19. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti)
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter fans should now find it a bit easier to find platform 9 3/4.
King's Cross Station, the London train terminal made famous by J.K. Rowling's series on the boy wizard, has undergone a 550 million pound ($875 million) makeover.
The station is the setting of the fictional platform 9 3/4, where Potter and his friends went through a wall to find the train to Hogwarts, their school.
But the 45 million real-life commuters who struggle through the cluttered station every year often found the experience something short of magical.
On Monday a spectacular new glass-and-steel entrance opened to the public in a bid to cut the crowding.
As part of the station's renovation, there is now a photo-op version of platform 9 3/4 — right next to platform 9.
King's Cross: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/867.aspx