Platform 9

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Overview

This platform starts as a single platform with a wall with posters and timetables on the right-hand (east) side. Eventually, it becomes an island platform with platform 8 of the mainline station, though no public access is permitted between these two sections of the platform.

The platform is divided into an A and B section, with the B section being nearer the concourse. During our survey, we only saw four car trains, within the B section.

There is no tactile paving along the edge.

Going North

  posters and timetables
defibrillator
box jutting out
seat
wall juts out then retreats
seat
blank door
rail jutting out
wall
window, rail at calf height
waiting room with door jutting out at angle (northwest)
window, retreating (northeast)
rail resumes
seat
seat
stanchion
wall retreats east

South Side

  Duty Manager's office
recess to blank door
blank doors

East Side

  gate onto platform 8, normally closed

North Side, Going West

  wall
metal grid
wall jutting out south at lower level
gap, not for public access
pillar with posters, wall jutting out at thigh height

Continuing North on Platform 9

  wall retreats beyond pillar
blank door
pillar
double blank door
wall
seat
recess to blank door
ramp
wall with windows
2 seats
gap
seat
recess
seat
seat
seat
platform 9A starts, change in flooring
trolley point
pillar
blank door
wall angles left, narrowing platform.
wall juts out, temporary hoarding around building work, sign indicating end of public platform
wall continues with posts in the platform
gap to platform 8, not for public use

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KING'S CROSS Station

© 2009, Terry Robinson