The Intermediate Level

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Overview

This is the intermediate level between the ticket office and the platforms, though it is actually lower than the platforms.

The main area is an irregular shaped space which is divided into two sections by ticket gates. The area inside the gates includes recesses towards escalators to/from the platforms on the north, the weststeps to the platforms off the west end and emergency exit doors to stairs on the southwest side.

The area outside the gates is a rectangular space from which the recess to the escalators leads SOUTH.

We understand that the passage which led to the east steps to the platforms is no longer in use.

Outside the Gates

The Recess at the Foot of the Escalators

There is tactile paving at the foot of each escalator. The east and west walls are tiled with billboards.

South Side, Going West

  escalator to ticket office
escalator from ticket office

West Side

  wall with billboards

North Side, Going East

  entrance, doors opposite escalator from ticket office
pillar
exit, door opposite escalator to ticket office

East Side

  wall with billboards

The Main Area

South Side, Going West

  gap to exit
pillar
gap from entrance

West Side, Going North

  2 entrance gates
exit gate
Wide Aisle Gate (bi-directional)

North Side

  wall with billboards
help point, opposite the pillar between the entrance and exit
wall with billboards

East Side

  passage to east steps, no longer available

Inside the Gates

North Side, Going East

  recess east then south from down escalator
recess leading north then west to up escalator
billboards
pillar on right
gate line

East Side, Going South

  Wide Aisle Gate (bi-directional)
exit gate
2 entrance gates

South Side, Going West

  wall veers right (northwest)
4 push bar, emergency exit doors

The Wall continues northwest, meeting the passage leading west almost opposite the foot of the down escalator.

The West Steps

You leave the main area via a passage leading west, past a blank door on the left-hand (south) side. This passage bends right then left again (west) before you go through a fire door. After a few metres, you cross tactile paving then go up 14 then 15 steps, going west, to platform level. You're near the west end of the platforms.

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ARGYLE STREET Station

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