PLATFORMS 2 AND 19

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Overview

These are separate platforms along the north side of the main area of the station with platform 2 running east and platform 19 running west.

Platform 2 leads east from the east end of the North Mall, whilst platform 19 leads west from the foot of the steps to the bridge. There's therefore a gap between these platforms which includes the space between the foot of the steps and the North Mall plus the rear of the North Mall building. although you can walk along the platform through this space, we found it blocked during one of our visits and we understand that the entrance/exit to platform 2 is via the walkway between the main building and North Mall. The entrance/exit to platform 19 is between the foot of the steps and the North Mall building.

There is tactile paving along the edge of these platforms.

Note that the section of platform 19 beside track 18 is not platform 18, platform 18 is within the gated area of the station.

To reach

There is level access to these platforms from the concourse which is reached via either of the access roads from the Waverley Bridge or via lift, escalator or stairs from the bridge.

Platform 2, from the West

Note that the North Mall has only rear windows facing onto the platform, for Cafe Nero and Left Luggage/Lost Property, you need to follow the walkway between this building and the main building. Platform 2 extends further east than does platform 1.

  rear of North Mall
platform 2 starts
entrance, gap leads south towards short stay car park and the main building
pillars south of platform
temporary building in middle
box on post
billboards
clock above
departure screen above
4 seats in middle
4 seats in middle
post, CCTV
4 seats in middle
rail on right
steps from bridge from Calton Road, behind rail
3 car stop, beside steps
gap leads south to bike park and platform 3
fence on right
pillar
pillar
box on post
trolley point
pillar
8 seats in middle
pillar
pillar
Rail Gourmet trolleys
pillar
display screen, not of public concern
2 x 3 seats in middle
canopy ends, departure screen above
trolley point
platform slopes down to north then levels out again
post, CCTV
post with speaker
platform 2 indicator
post with speaker
box on post
post with speaker
post with speaker
post with speaker
post, CCTV
signal
gate and tactile at end

Platform 19, from the East

  entrance, gap from concourse
steps to bridge
signal
2/9 car stop
fence beside steps
platform 19 widens behind steps. pillars behind rail
rail on left, British Transport Police, etc. parking beyond
pillar
trolley point
walkway above, no longer used
gap into BTP car park
Waverley information board, jutting out
4 seats against rail
pillar
slight slope up
4 seats, against rail
pillar
pillar
trolley point
British Transport Police, door at east end
departure screen above
pillar
wall of BTP building
bay track 18 on left

This is physically an island platform, though platform 18 lies within the gated section of the station. There is no access to trains from this platform. There’s tactile paving along the edge of platform 19, but not on the section of platform beside track18.

There are two rows of pillars along the platform.

Continuing West

  pillars
3 seats
pillars
pillars
3 seats
3 seats
trolley point
pillars
pillars
pillars
trolley point
pillars
platform narrows
pillars
pillars, canopy ends
trolley point
post, CCTV
stanchion
post, speaker and CCTV
post, speaker and CCTV
2 boxes
gates and tactile at end

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