The Concourse

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This is generally a rectangular space with the entrance to the Underground station in the northwest corner. The passage from the Harewood Avenue entrance, comes into the southwest corner, whilst the main entrance, from Melcombe Place comes into the southeast. The platforms lead north from the northeast corner, which is cut off by a two-section gate line.


South Side, Going West

  main entrance
flower stall
ladies toilets
building work, at the time of our survey
nut stall
pillar on right
pillar with seats to right
entrance to M&S Simply Food
4 phones, on left, another 4 in concourse opposite
phone on left
seats round pillar to right
exit from M&S Simply Food
Cafe Ritazza
V and A Free House, tables outside

West Side, Going North

  International Cheese Centre
passage from Harewood Avenue entrance
photo booth
ticket machines for Underground station
entrance to Underground station

East Side, Going North

  West Cornwall Pasty Co
WH Smith
information booth
Upper Crust
Gate line

North Side, Going West

  emergency access gate
4 entrances
4 exits
Wide Aisle Gate
blank door
Wide Aisle Gate
six automatic gates, no clear pattern
wall of ticket office jutting south
ticket sales windows for mainline

Within the Concourse

There's an AMT Coffee, opposite the west section of the gate line.

There are circular banks of seats around the middle of the concourse. Just be careful!

There's a staffed information point east of the ticket machines for the Underground station.

Between AMT and the flower stall is a unit with four ticket machines for the mainline with departure screens above.

The Passage from the Side Entrance

North Side, Going West

  Souper Souper, cafe
RBS cash machine
Abbey cash machine
2 Nat West cash machines
blank door
Cards Galore, stands outside
Bagel, tables outside
Burger King, tables outside
Etsu, tables outside
gents toilets
under arch, to entrance

South Side, Going East

  Sportsman Bar and Grill

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© 2009, Terry Robinson