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Take a look inside the King's Cross signal box

27 March 2013 Last updated at 11:28 GMT

Richard Wescott goes behind the scenes at one of the UK's busiest stations King's Cross in London, with Duty Manager Paul Barber.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dr Beeching's controversial report 'The reshaping of British Railways'.

Beeching, who was tasked with making the railways profitable again, closed thousands of stations and hundreds of branch lines.