As a pioneer structure, the point of arrival and departure, the building has a heavy responsibility. This it discharges with the style we have a right to expect of a railway station. Architects should remember that station users are captive spectators, often with time on their hands and little to occupy it. They also deserve style who only stand and wait, and in this building they get it: this is a coolly elegant, disciplined piece of work, light and airy at platform level with a distinctive band of perforated Corten steel running the length of the building. The result is a building with personality, visual coherence and echoes of classical hierarchy in its raised piano nobile above a solid plinth.