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Overview

Platforms 1 to 6 lead directly to the concourse, whilst you reach the concourse from platform 7 via lift or stairs from the bridge. The car park is also reached from the concourse and platform 7 via the bridge.

The concourse is a long, rectangular space from which platforms 1 - 5 lead south and platform 6 runs along the west side. The taxi rank is at the north end, whilst the two exits to the Union Square shopping mall leave from the east side, as does the exit to the travel centre.

Note that platforms 1 and 2 are seldom used and that platform 1 finishes some distance from the concourse, before the wall of the Union Square shopping mall.

There is no tactile paving along the edges of any platforms in this station.

As you face the front of the train, the doors will open:

The above presumes that northbound services will terminate in the south half of the platforms, whilst southbound services will terminate in the north.

From Which Platform?

  From Platforms 1 - 5
From Platform 6
From Platform 7

From Platforms 1 - 5

Continue, beyond the front of the train.

If you arrive on platforms 1 or 2 (seldom used) you'll find a glass barrier in front of you, move to your left then continue forward for a few metres before turning right to the gate line. Go through the gates.

From platforms 3 and 4, continue, between the low walls across the beginning of the tracks, into a rectangular space inside the gate line. Continue for a few metres into this area before turning right, towards the gate line. Go through the gates.

From platform 5, continue past the low wall across the ends of tracks 4 - 5, to your right, into the rectangular area inside the gates. Continue forward for a few metres before turning right towards the gate line, note that there are several large pillars in this area. Go through the gates.

From Platform 6

This platform is often considered as being in two halves, south and north.

From the South Section

Continue, towards, or beyond the front of the train, you may notice a change in floor surface as you reach the area outside the concourse. This is a rectangular space with several pillars. Turn right towards the gate line> Go through the gates.

From the North Section

Continue towards, or beyond the front of the train. You may notice a change in surface as you reach the area outside the concourse. This is a rectangular space with several pillars. turn left towards the gate line and go through the gates.

There's an assistance booth to your left of the gate line, where you can buy a ticket or get assistance. There are staff at the gate line, Wide Aisle gates are at the right-hand end with the automatic exits to your left of these. Go through the gates, into the concourse.

To Which Exit?

  To the Taxi Rank
To the Travel Centre
To the Union Square Shopping Mall
To the Long Stay Car Park
To the Taxi Rank

Continue, across the concourse then turn left and continue, following the right-hand side and go through the open doorway, into the taxi rank. the pick-up point is a few metres to your left.

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To the Travel Centre

Cross the concourse, turn left and take the second turning right, into the north passage. Either of the two doors on your left lead into the travel centre. From here, you can turn right and leave via the door into Union Square.

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To the Union Square Shopping Mall

Cross the concourse, turn left and take the first turning right, into the south passage. Continue forward, through another set of doors, into the shopping mall. Note that the second turning right, via the north passage, also leads into the mall.

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To the Long Stay Car Park

Turn left, pass the rear of the assistance booth to your left and continue, past the fence, to the foot of the stairs to the bridge. If you need the lift, carry on, past a series of offices and billboards, then find the lift door on your left. The foot of the north stairs is just beyond this.

Via the Stairs

Go up a flight of steps, turn right and go up another flight onto the bridge. turn left and continue, past the stairs and lift to platform 7, towards the car park. Details of this lie beyond the scope of this survey.

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Via the Lift

As you face the lift, the call button is to your right of the door. Go up to bridge level, leave via the other set of doors then continue, past the lift and stairs to platform 7, towards the car park. Details of this lie beyond the scope of this survey.

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From Platform 7

The exits from this platform are behind a small gate line which faces along the north section of the platform. As you approach from the north, you'll find the gate line jutting out, in front of you, beyond the signal post in the middle of the platform.

As you approach from the south, you'll find a fence jutting out in front of you, before the lift, this is beyond the signal post in the middle of the platform. Move right, and follow the fence on your left to the end then turn left, to the gate line.

If you need assistance, there's a help point beside the foot of the stairs. Whilst facing the gate line, turn left, then right and follow the fence till you find the help point on your right, beside the foot of the stairs.

Go through the gates then move to the left-hand side and continue forward for the stairs. Otherwise, for the lift, move right and follow the right-hand side till you reach the fence in front of you then turn left and left again towards the lift door.

Via the Stairs

You go up two flights of steps onto the bridge. Turn right for the car park, details of which lie beyond the scope of this survey. For other exits, turn left. From here, you can follow the left-hand side, take the first turning left, go down two flights of steps into the concourse.

Alternatively, you can follow the right-hand side, take the first turning right and go down a flight of steps. Turn left and go down another flight into the concourse, then continue to the exits.

Via the Lifts

As you face the lift door, the call button is to your right of the door. Go up to bridge level and leave via the other set of doors. turn left for the car park, details of which lie beyond the scope of this survey. For other exits, turn right and continue to the end of the bridge. The lift door is in front of you, with the call button to your left of the door. Go down to concourse level and leave via the other set of doors.

The right-hand south) steps, bring you almost opposite the south passage, towards the Union Square shopping mall, whilst the lift and left-hand (north) steps bring you to your right of the left-hand (north) passage to the shopping mall and travel centre.

To the Taxi Rank

From the lift or the foot of the left-hand (north) stairs, cross the concourse, turn left and continue, through the open doorway, to the taxi rank. The pick-up point is a few metres to your left.

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To the Travel Centre

From the lift or the foot of the left-hand (north) stairs, cross the concourse, turn left and take the first turning right into the north passage. The two doors on your left lead into the travel centre. From here you can turn right and go through the door into Union Square.

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To the Union Square Shopping Mall

From the foot of the right-hand (south) stairs, cross the concourse, turn left then take the first turning right into the south passage. Continue, through the doors in front of you, into the shopping mall. Note that you can also go straight into the mall via the north passage.

From the lift, cross the concourse, from here you can turn either left or right then take the turning into either passage and continue into the shopping mall.

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