Platforms 3 and 4

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Overview

This is an island platform with platform 3 lying north of platform 4. At the time of our survey, this appeared to serve southbound GNER services.

There's tactile paving near each edge of the island platform.

There are two archways between the platforms, one between the foot of the steps and ramp, leading to toilets, whilst the other, at the foot of the ramp, leads to travel information and the Pumpkin Cafe Bar.

To Reach

From the bridge, you can either take the first turning right (west) and go down 9 then 10 steps, going west. This is a double set of steps divided by a central rail. Alternatively, you can take the first turning left (east) and go down the ramp. This continues down, east, with a short landing towards the bottom.

Note that, the steps are signed platform 3, whilst the ramp to the east is signed platform 4. It is easier to reach platform 4 via the ramp as you simply turn right, past the cafe, onto the platform. Whichever route you take onto platform 3, you're about in the middle of the platform, with the ramp emerging some metres east of the foot of the steps.

The Island Platform, From the West

  slope off end
billboard
collection of posts, leading into a row along each platform
stanchions
the pillars from platform 3 and 4 become wider apart, beyond those in the middle of the island

Continuing East on Platform 3

  connections board, across platform
seats to left
waiting area curves, jutting out
post on left
waiting area, glass entrance from east, retreats
planter
First class lounge
window with planter
steps to bridge, going up east
planter
seats
fire extinguisher
recess to fire exit
seats
ladder on wall
billboards
seats
archway to toilets
planter
blank door
windows
seats
trolley point
stanchion with clock
ramp going up west to bridge
archway to Pumpkin Cafe Bar
lift in recess to platform 2 and way out
defibrillator on east side of recess
seats
planters
door into waiting area with seating
pillar with 3 phones
stanchion with displays, north of phones
planter
door into waiting area
planter
seat
billboard
blank door
billboard
east end of building fire exit with steps going up south then north, not for public use
display board, now on open island
goods lift, blank doors on east
platform tapers with posts, name signs etc.
slope off end

Going East on Platform 4

  seats on south side of first class lounge
seats
pillars and stanchions
under bridge
billboards
plant pot
archway leading to toilets
planter
three windows seats in front
double door, fire exit
drinks machine
window
stanchion with departure screen
archway to Pumpkin Cafe Bar
seats
billboard
planter
door into waiting area
planter
seating both sides
steps, not for public use
rails beyond steps, retreat to wall after a few metres
billboards
fire extinguisher below stairs
seats
stanchion beside building
open platform

The Archway Leading to Toilets

East Side, Going North

  Ladies Toilets
fire exit
unisex night toilet
post
platform 3

West Side, Going North

  gents toilets
portable ramp
disabled persons toilet
post
platform 3

The Archway to the Pumpkin Cafe Bar

East Side

  travel information

West Side

  door into Pumpkin Cafe Bar

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NEWCASTLE Central Station

© 2005, Terry Robinson