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Overview

The main exit and long stay car park are reached directly from the platform level concourse. Steps, lift and escalators give access to the Metro Link service (level 1), lifts, steps and escalators also give access to the Fairfield Street (level 0) exits to the taxi rank and London Road.

To Exits from the Platform Level Concourse

The gates from platforms 1 to 12 bring you onto the east side of the platform level concourse, however the route from platforms 13 and 14 is a little more complicated, bringing you onto the island platform 10 and 11.

Having reached the platform level concourse, you can turn right and continue through the doors in front of you towards the long stay car park, or turn left before these doors and follow the concourse to the wall in front of you. The main entrance doors are now to your right, go through these, turn left, through two sets of doors onto the pavement.

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To Reach the Other Exits

  Via Steps or Escalator
Via Lift

Via Steps or Escalator

The top of the steps and escalators to level 1 is towards the south end of the concourse, between the gate to platform 10 and Accessorise. As you face these, the down escalator is to your left and the steps in the middle.

For the Metro Link Service, turn left, go through a set of doors then continue forward. The escalator is to your right of the steps, turn left at the bottom, onto the platform, you're near the front of the train.

Otherwise, turn right at the bottom and go through a set of doors into the level 1 concourse. To your left are the escalators and steps to the level 0 concourse, with the down escalator first, the up escalator, then the steps. The taxi rank is outside the left-hand of two exit doors from level 0, almost opposite the foot of the downward escalator, about 1 o'clock. The London Road exit is to your right, turn right, go to the wall (or lifts) in front of you, turn right again and locate the doors on your left.

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Via Lift

For the Metro Link Service

The accessible lift for the Metro Link (level 1) is in the wall of the island, between Thorntons and Accessorise, opposite the space between the gates to platforms 9 and 10.

For the Metro Link Service, descend to level 1, the bridge across the Metro Link tracks. Turn right and locate the lift to the departures platform on your left. At level 0, turn right (180 degrees and continue forward, to the recess at the foot of the escalator and steps. You're near the front of the train.

Visit the lifts page for more details.

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For London Road, you could descend to level 0, at the end of the arrivals platform for the Metro Link service. Turn right, through a door into the passage towards London Road. You come out just north of the point where the Metro Link tracks enter the station building. Note, however, this is not the recognised London Road exit and may really only be intended for emergency and service use

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For the Fairfield Street and London Road Exits

The lifts to the level 0 concourse descend from the southwest corner of the platform level concourse, opposite the gate to platform 12. At level 0, fror the Fairefield Street and taxi rank exits, turn right and go through the doors in front of you. The taxi rank is to your left, outside the left-hand set of doors from the level 0 concourse.

For the London Road exit, turn left from the lift and go through the doors on your left. The bus stop is about 15 metres to your left. See the Environs page for details of buses serving this stop.

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From Platforms 13 and 14

From Which Platform?

  From Platform 13
From Platform 14
From Platform 13

You can leave via stairs, escalator or lift from this platform. Whichever you choose, you reach the bridge facing west, towards the moving walkways to platforms 10 and 11.

From the Escalator or Steps

You continue from the top, through a short corridor into the Link Bridge Lounge, continue, avoiding benches and other furniture, onto the left-hand of the two walkways in front of you. From the end, continue forwards onto the next walkway and thence to the gate.

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Via the Lift

Leave the lift and turn right, continue onto the bridge. There are two lifts to your right, one opposite the steps down to platform 10, the other opposite those to platforms 8 and 9. Visit the lifts page for more details.

Having reached platform level, go towards the gates into the platform level concourse.

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From Platform 14

There is only step and lift access directly from this platform. If you need an escalator, you'll need to continue beyond the rear of the train and locate the steps and escalator to your left(ascending in the direction of the train).

Via the Steps

Go up two flights of steps, turn left at the top and move, beyond the forecourt of Costa Coffee before turning left again towards the moving walkways. Take the left-hand walkway, continue from the bottom onto the second walkway, then continue towards the gates into the platform level concourse.

CONTINUE THROUGH The Concourse

Via the Lift

As you reach the steps from platform 14, move left and follow the wall round to locate the lift, in the middle of the island platform, just beyond the customer services office. Leave the lift at the upper level and turn right, continue onto the bridge. There are two lifts to your right, one opposite the steps down to platform 10, the other opposite those to platforms 8 and 9. Visit the lifts page for more details.

Having reached platform level, go towards the gates into the platform level concourse.

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