The ISLAND Platform

Describe Online

Overview

The station consists of a single island platform with a central reservation running southwest from the lifts from Terminal 1, to the lifts to Terminal 3.

Platform 1, serving trains towards terminals 4 and 5 is on the left-hand (southeast) side, whilst platform 2, serving eastbound trains towards London is on the right (northwest). There's tactile paving along the edge of each platform.

To Reach

From Terminal 1

You leave the lifts facing southeast. Turn right (southwest) along the passage with fire points on each side, into the central reservation between the platforms. There are four ticket machines along the middle of the passage, facing northeast) before you reach the platforms. You pass a railing to right (northwest), before the luggage barriers across the passage.

From Terminal 3

We recommend you to use the lifts as these provide a simpler route from the terminal.

You leave the lifts into the central reservation. With the control panel in the lift to your right (northwest), turn left and continue forward (southeast) across tactile paving onto platform 1, westbound, or turn right (northwest) then continue across tactile paving onto platform 2, eastbound.

The Central Reservation

This is simply a passage, running northeast/southwest between the platforms. The lifts to Terminal 1 are at the northeast end, whilst those for Terminal 3 are near the Southwest.

The Area Round the Lifts to Terminal 3

Northeast Side

  passage towards Terminal 1, 300 metres

Southeast Side

  tactile paving across gap to platform 1, westbound

Southwest End, Going Northwest

  upward escalator towards Terminal 3
downward escalator from Terminal 3

Northwest Side

  tactile paving across gap to platform 2, eastbound

In the Middle

  four lifts to Terminal 3, in a row northwest/southeast

Platform 1, Westbound, from the East

  gap to central reservation
help point/fire point
vending machine
help point/fire point
gap
gap
fire point
4 seats
vending machine
gap to entrance/exit from Terminal 3
4 seats
fire point
barrier across end

Platform 2, Eastbound, from the Northeast

  barrier across end
gap, from central reservation
gap
help point/fire point
fire point
vending machine
help point
gap, exit
fire point
fire point, near end of platform
gap entrance/exit to Terminal 3
barrier across end

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