Find a platform from an entrance
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.
We're aware of six entrances to this section of the station:
This section of the station can be reached from Pancras road, the Underground station or via the passage from platform 8 of the main section.
From Pancras road or the Underground station, either continue forward from Pancras Road or turn right from the top of the lift or stairs from the Northern Concourse. the gate lines are on the left-hand side before you reach the main section of the station.
From the main section of the station, you leave via the passage from platform 8, the gate lines are on your right, just after you leave the station.
The small concourse outside the gates has been removed. there is a temporary ticket office on your left as you approach the station from Pancras Road. there are two gate lines, one opposite platform 9, the other opposite platforms 10 - 11, you can move between platforms through the area inside the gates.
We understand the right-hand automatic gates are normally the ones you need. There's a bi-directional Wide Aisle Gate at the right-hand end of the gate line opposite platform 9 and a Wide Aisle Gate at each end of the gate line opposite platforms 10 - 11.
Note that, in this section of the station, platforms are divided into A and B sections, with the B sections adjacent to the concourse. At the time of our survey, we saw only four car trains, which lay within the B section.
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