The Lower Level Platforms, 8 - 9

Overview

This section of the station consists of two separate platforms running east/west with platform 8 westbound lying south of platform 9 eastbound.

These platforms can be reached from the west, just inside the Dundas Street entrance, from the east via the entrance off North Hanover Street, or via lifts from platform 7.

The east and west entrances define the effective ends of the platforms, whilst the lifts are about in the middle. There is no tactile paving along the edge of these platforms.

To Reach

From the West, Dundas Street Entrance

Go through the gates onto the west bridge. This is a rectangular space with:

West Side, Going North

  gate line
wall with billboards
blank door

North Side

  billboards

East Side, Going South

  steps to platform 9, eastbound
billboards, departure screens above
steps to platform 8, westbound

South Side, Going West

  blank door
assistance box
blank door
manual gate, south end of gate line

To Platform 8, Westbound

Go down 16 then 17 steps, going east, to platform level. You're near the front of the train. The steps are divided into two sections by a barrier with rails, keep right.

To Platform 9, Eastbound

Go down 16 then 16 steps, going east to platform level. You're near the rear of the train. These steps are divided by a barrier with rails, keep right.

From the East Entrance, off North Hanover Street

Go through the gates and continue onto the east bridge. The steps down to platform 8, westbound, are in front of you to your left, keep right then turn left for the eastbound, platform 9.

To Platform 8

Go down ten steps, going north, turn left and go down 19 steps, going west to platform level. These steps are divided by a glass barrier and central rail, keep right. You're near the rear of the train.

To Platform 9

Go down 15 then 14 steps, going west, to platform level. These steps are divided by a glass barrier and central rail, keep right. You're near the front of the train.

Via the Lifts

As you move away from the concourse, along platform 7, you pass the lift to the westbound, platform 8, then that for the eastbound, platform 9. See the lifts page for details. At platform level, you're about in the middle of the train.

Platform 8, Westbound, from the West

  steps up west to exit
wall juts out
seats and billboards
blank door
information point jutting out, unstaffed at the time of our survey, departure screen above
recess to lift

West Side

  blank

east side

  blank door

South Side, Going West

  call button
lift door

Continuing East

  seats and billboards
recess to steps up east to exit
slight slope up
blank door
floor texture changes at end

Platform 9, Eastbound, from the West

  windows to office
recess to steps up west to exit
seats and billboards
blank door
seats and billboards
information point, jutting out, departure screen above, unstaffed at the time of our survey
recess to lift

West Side

  blank

North Side, Going East

  call button, up
lift door

East Side

  blank door

Continuing East

  seats and billboards
recess to steps up east to exit
wall
blank door

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