A row of pillars runs along the platform; there's tactile paving near the edge. If you follow the tactile paving near the edge of the platform, you'd avoid all the obstacles.
2 blank doors|
door to baby care, first aid, disabled persons toilet and Station Reception
Go through the door and continue to the reception desk, in front of you.
steps, (steep!) down to gents toilet|
kiosk selling papers
British Transport Police
direction board, in middle with 2 departure screens
This is effectively a wide passage between platform 1 and the taxi way, with a row of four large pillars, across each end.
This is a significant area divided into three sections. The middle section is the clock arch.
step down, northwest to 2 blank doors
wall juts out with assistance phone
wall retreats to 2 blank doors
|exit onto pavement, taxi rank, both drop-off and pick-up|
|ticket machine, serving Mainline and Underground|
statue of Brunel|
2 Heathrow Express ticket machines, towards the middle
Kensington Court Hotel
Imperial London Hotels Ltd.
Princes Square Hotel|
Avalon Private Hotel
First Great Western Information
The de Vere Cavendish Hotel
City Vacations Travel Agency
timetable boards, departure and arrivals screens above|
information services and facilities, illustrated board as on platform 12
Above the two middle pillars is a three-faced clock.
rail round stair well, not for public use|
door to Macmillan House, through door to reception
pillar, set out from the wall, with a phone on the northwest and southeast sides
first class lounge
wall juts out round monument
2 blank doors
direction board with 2 departure screens, in the middle of the platform
2 blank doors
irregular wall with doors, windows, etc.
Steps up to bridge, up 14 then 12 steps, there's a metal strip then tactile matting at the top
bin area, under steps
Lift with bollard housing the call button which is brailled "up"
The buttons within the lift are on the left (southeast) side, all brailled.
Note it is possible to walk under these steps from the northwest into an area of diminishing headroom and bang your head. On leaving the lift, move forward a couple of metres before turning right.
The area to the left (southwest) from the bridge to the end of the covered area is filled with staff-related items, unguarded steps and other obstacles. Keep to the middle of the platform, or follow the tactile paving nearer the edge - if you must come so far along the platform!
There's a trolley point and direction board within this area.
five steps going down southeast adjacent to the wall|
end of covered area
brick wall with various blank doors, windows, etc.
building works, at the time of our survey
walkway to car park
slope off end
© 2004, Terry Robinson