PLATFORMS 1 AND 20

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Overview

These are separate platforms along the north side of the station with platform 1 running east and platform 20 running west. Although they are physically one through platform, we understand that platform 1 is for eastbound, whilst platform 20 is for westbound services.

These platforms can be reached via a lift from the bridge, or via steps from the bridge to each platform. There is tactile paving along the edge of these platforms.

To Reach

You can leave the concourse via the escalator or four flights of steps, going west, onto the bridge then turn right. The Waverley Steps are in front of you. Take the turning right onto the short path which leads east onto the main bridge.

From the Waverley Steps, take the first turning left onto this path. The lift is now in front of you with the steps to platform 1 to your right of that. You can also follow the rail on your left then turn left (180 degrees) for steps onto platform 20.

From other platforms, continue to the end of the bridge. The lift is to your right with the steps to platform 1 before this. The path to your left leads towards the Waverley Steps, whilst the steps to platform 20 are at the end of the ridge, on your left.

Via the Steps to Platform 1

You go down eight steps, going east, move left (north) then continue down eight, eight then six steps, going east onto platform 1. You're near the west end of this platform.

Via the Steps to Platform 20

You go along a short passage then down 3 X 8 steps, going west. The stairs now narrow before you go down six steps, going west to platform level. There is tactile paving at the top, but not at the bottom of these steps, which have a hand rail to each side. You're at the east end of this platform.

Platform 1, from the West

For convenience, we'll start at the lift.

  pillar
building for lift, door in west, call button right of door
mesh fence between lift building and foot of steps
steps up west to bridge
speaker
trolley Point
Stanchion, speaker behind
speaker
signal, in middle
speaker
box on post
VT 4 5 car stop, Scotrail 3 6 car stop
speaker
stanchion, in middle
speaker
fence juts out
departure screen above
box on post
speaker
stanchion
fence ends, wall continues along platform
platform 1 indicator
speaker
4 seats on wall
post, CCTV
platform 1 indicator
display screen, not of public concern
speaker
stanchion
departure screen above
post, CCTV
box on post
post, CCTV
stanchion
platform 1 indicator
canopy ends, platform about 5 metres wide
box on post, in middle
gate at end, tactile to south, mesh fence to north

Platform 20, from the East

We'll continue west of the lift.

  lift
steps going up east to bridge,
building juts out, not for public use
wall retreats again
under main bridge
2 speakers
departure screen above
box on post
post, CCTV
4 seats
speaker
speaker
4 seats
speaker
wall retreats
post in middle, 3 car stop, 2 + 9 stop
4 seats
mesh fence juts out
4 seats
box on post
pillar
4 seats
pillar
platform narrows as wall juts out
speaker
board, six car stop
box on post
gate at end tactile to south, mesh fence to north

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