PLATFORMS 1 - 3

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Overview

Platform 1 is a separate platform along the east side of the station, whilst Platforms 2 and 3 share an island platform beyond a vehicle area which is reached via a service ramp.

There is a common entrance to platforms 1, 2 and 3 near the east end of the north side of the corridor. This leads down a ramp with railings both sides. When the slope levels out the right hand railing recedes at an angle. If you follow this railing you reach the top of some steps down. If you carry straight on however the ramp goes further down, with a railing between ramp and steps. There are 7 steps down and opposite the bottom is a wall. Turning right from the bottom of the steps takes you into a wide area occupied at the time of the survey by a number of lorries, some machinery and a variety of large boxes and other obstacles. It is not advised therefore to come this way.

Carry on down the ramp, the bottom of which opens out into a wide area. platform 3 is to your left, platform 2 is to your right, whilst platform 1 is further to your right.

To Reach the Platforms

Platform 3, is to your left, extending south of the ramp, into an area which is not for public use.

For platform 2, bear right (1:30) and continue to the railing or the tactile paving before the edge of the platform.

For platform 1, turn right (east) there is a concrete wall on the right with a blank door, the wall retreats south towards the lorry area previously mentioned. There are several large arches in this south wall.

Bear right (1 o'clock) from the end of the wall and walk approximately 30 metres until you reach the railing guarding the end of track 2. Alternatively carry on straight until you reach the tactile paving near the edge of platform 2 and then turn right (south). At the end of the railing turn left (east) following the railing across the end of tracks 1 and 2. Almost opposite you and slightly right on the far wall is a gated entrance for vehicles, with traffic noise from Eversholt Street. Turn left (north) still following the railing. You are now on platform 1.

Platform 1

There is a railing for the first 100 metres, then tactile paving along the edge of the platform. After a while the platform bends left (west).

There's a concrete wall, extending to 15 metres from the platform edge, at the end of the platform. The wall retreats at 45 degrees (southeast) away from the platform edge forming the north end of a wide empty space. The east edge of the platform proper is marked by a line of pillars and girders. From the beginning of the platform the pillars are a short way from the wall and there was a lot of machinery between and behind them.

Going North from the Vehicle entrance

  blank door guarded by railings at right angles to platform on both sides
7 pillars
trolley point
pillar
blank door
pillar
wall juts out a short way with a window in the south facing side
blank door
wall recedes to a vehicle entrance then back towards the platform
wall retreats at an angle, with a metal box and some bins
pillar, in line with the others
machinery
blank door
wall juts out west, beyond metal stairs up

The pillars/girders are now nearer to the wall.

Continuing North, from the South Facing Window

  pillar
wall becomes concrete
pillar
blank door
girder 1 metre from the wall
blank door
2 pillars
trolley point
2 pillars
2 pillars
concrete wall ends
girder
entrance to goods area
railing 1 metre high, side of goods area
wooden wall with blank doors, 4 girders in front
girder marking beginning of wide space
3 girders
wall juts out at angle (northwest) to end of platform

Platform 2

There's a railing then tactile paving along the edge of the platform. The left (west) side of the platform is marked by a line of pillars and girders. This platform eventually shares an island platform with platform 3.

Going North from the Beginning of the Platform

  5 pillars
trolley point
6 pillars
trolley point
7 pillars
4 girders
trolley point with railing between girders
concrete wall of ramp, not for public use
post
girder
2 posts
Platform narrow at this point
metal grid
metal wall

After this we are on an island with platform 3.

Continuing North along the Island Platform

  Trolley point, in the centre
girder
post
2 girders
post
name board with two posts
post marks the end of the platform
slope off end

Platform 3

Going North from the Foot of the Ramp

  pillar marks start of public area
4 pillars
concrete structure with ramp up in southern side (no entry)
roadways with speed bumps, on each side of the concrete structure
trolley point
6 pillars
trolley point
9 pillars
2 girders
trolley point
girder
railing, beside ramp, not for public use

We're now on the island platform with platform 2.

Continuing North from the Start of the Island Platform

  concrete wall starts
girder
post
concrete pillar
2 posts
metal grid
metal wall starts
metal wall in the centre with blank door in north end
trolley point

a railing guarding signal equipment blocks the platform forcing you back onto platform 2. Following the rail round and back onto platform 3.

Continuing North from the Signal Equipment

  post
2 girders
post
name board
post

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