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Although this is a major station, its layout is very straightforward so, rather than describing all likely combinations of routes, as we do with some Underground stations, a few basic guidelines should suffice.

The main station has the eight platforms, numbered 1 to 8 from right to left (east to west) as you go into the station via the main entrance. Platforms 1 and 8 are effectively single platforms along the sides of this station, with the intermediate platforms being islands.

The suburban section has the single platform 9 lying to your right (east) of the island platforms 10 and 11, as you face the platforms.

To Which Exit?

The Main Section

We're aware of six exits from this section of the station:

The Suburban Section

The platforms lead north from a gated area within the concourse. Go to the end of the platform.

There are now two gate lines, one opposite platform 9, the other opposite platforms 10 - 11. We believe the right-hand automatic gates are normally the ones you need. There's a Wide Aisle Gate at each end of the gate line opposite platforms 10 - 11, but only at the left-hand end of the gate line opposite platform 9.

The small concourse outside the gates has been removed. Once through the gates, you can turn left towards the main section of the station, onto platform 8, or turn right towards Pancras road, or the Northern Concourse of the Underground station.

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