Platforms 6 and 7

Describe Online

To Reach

Assuming the anti-clockwise traffic flow through the station, we presume the steps up to the right (west) are the entrance. Go up 15 then 15 steps, going west, from the main corridor, onto the middle of the island platform.

To Leave

Assuming the anti-clockwise traffic flow through the station, we presume the steps going down to the west are the exit. From the middle of the island platform, go down 15 then 15 steps, going west, into the main corridor.

General Information

This is a shorter platform, about 40 metres shorter to the east than platforms 1 to 4. It is also a narrower platform than that for platforms 1 to 4.

There is clear tactile paving along each edge of the platform and a metal drainage grating runs along the middle of the open sections. There is no tactile paving at the foot or top of the steps between the platform and the main corridor. Neither set of steps has a central rail.

All features are in the middle of the island unless stated otherwise.

Since the buildings exhibit different features on each platform, we've departed from our usual practice and described the buildings in total rather than as isolated features along each platform.

The Island Platform, From the East End

  slope off end
post in middle at end
double girder with ladder on east side, on platform 7 not for public use
post in middle
pair of pillars at the start of the covered area
pair of pillars
bike rack in middle

The Stairwell to the East Exit

There are railings round the east, north and south sides, there's a normally closed gate on the west.

You'd go down 16 steps, going east, turn right and go down 11 steps, going south towards the east exit. We had an excellent view of the Brain's Brewery from here, slightly west of south.

Continuing West from the Stairwell to the East Exit

  pillar on each platform
end of railings round stair well

The First Building

East Side

  lift, with short ramp up to door, call button north of the door

North (Platform 6) Side

  blank door departure screen facing west

South (Platform 7) Side

  blank wall

West Side

  blank wall

Continuing Beyond the First Building

The east (exit) steps are immediately followed by the second building and the west (entrance) steps.

North (Platform 6) Side

  weighing machine
2 blank doors
3 benches
ladies toilet
phone box

South (Platform 7) Side

  trolley point
blank door
2 benches
gents toilet
fire alarm
phone box

continuing Beyond the West Stairwell

  pair of pillars
cross-shaped information board

The Third Building

East Side

  sweet vending machine platform 7, drinks platform 6
4 departure screens facing east. The two middle ones are general, outer two are specific to the platforms

North (Platform 6) Side

  3 benches
blank door
bench
blank door
fire alarm

South (Platform 7) Side

  waiting room
2 benches
2 blank doors
fire alarm
bench

West Side

  blank door in middle, 2 cupboards with fire extinguishers on platform 6

Continuing Beyond the Third Building

  pair of pillars with bin between
billboard
bench, facing platform 7
pair of pillars
billboard
pair of pillars
billboard
pair of pillars, at the end of the covered area
5 lamp posts along middle
platform narrows towards slope off end

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CARDIFF Central Station

© 2004, Terry Robinson