PLATFORMS 3 AND 4

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Overview

There are two buildings - the first, just south of the ramp from the concourse, we will call the facilities building as it contains a cafe, bar, waiting room and toilets. The second building, south of the ramp to the north subway, seems to be administrative in function, containing the British Transport Police and other offices.

There are two bay platforms, 3C and 4C at the south of this island platform, between platforms 3 and 4, which terminate a few metres south of the administration building.

There are yellow arrows painted on the platforms indicating the way to the lifts. There is tactile paving along the edge of platforms 3 and 4.

Platforms 3 and 3C from the South

This has the same layout as platforms 4 and 4C.

  slope off end
post in middle
metal box on each platform
stanchion in middle
post and station sign
post
There's a double row of wooden pillars supporting the roof
girder in middle
buffers at north end of platforms 3C and 4C
gap between platforms
admin building starts

South End of Administration Building, Going East

  fire exit
blank door

West (Platform 3) Side of Administration Building

  girder at southwest corner of building
wall
gap, wall on south, door on north side
blank door
wall
fire exit
wall
blank door
fire exit
6 blank doors
wall
blank door
gap, south side blank, blank door on north
2 fire extinguishers
4 blank doors
phone, British Transport Police, ramp access to door
2 blank doors
door to bar, closed at time of survey
7 blank doors
trolley point
tiled area starts, slope up
fire extinguishers
billboards to left

North Side of Administration Building, going East

  photo booth
card printing machine
blank door
defibrillator
vending machine
platform 4

Continuing North, Beyond the Administration Building

  girder
Ramp down to north subway
flower bed
departure screens
seats
facilities building starts

South Side of Facilities Building

  blank

West (Platform 3) Side of Facilities Building

  blank door
passage to toilets

South Side

  blank door
gents

North Side

  door twoards ladies

East End

  platform 4

Continuing North Beyond the Passage

  vending machine
seats and flower beds in middle
blank door
door to waiting room
door to bar, into passage
glass partition juts out before seating area outside Upper Crust
billboard to left
seats in middle
seating area and door to Upper Crust, on right
billboard in middle
glass partition juts out north of Upper Crust area
cross-shaped information board
purple zone post
seats in middle

North Side of Facilities Building, Going East

  Upper Crust entrance
HSBC cash machine

Platform 3, North of the Facilities Building

  gap through to platform 4
foot of ramp from concourse
customer information office
flower bed
trolley point
seats set back
under bridge
building with steps to blank door
fire exit
bike racks
building ends
wooden building continues beyond the scope of this survey.

At the north end are buffers of what appears to be a disused platform. About 15 metres south of the ramp from the concourse, is a post saying Gold zone.

Platform 4, Going North from the End of Platform 4C

  gap to platform 3
administration building starts
blank door
roof starts
row of four stanchions on platform
2 blank doors
trolleys, in middle, not for public use
2 blank doors
fire exit
gap to platform 3
ramp entrance, to British Transport Police
fire exit
seats in middle
station sign
seats
closed bar
blank door
gold zone post
gap between this building and the lift, leading north

There are fire extinguishers on the west side, whilst the east side is blank. There's a departure screen and billboards to the east of the lift.

Continuing North, Beyond the Lift

  2 blank doors
billboard in middle
tiled area starts
end of administration building, before ramp to North Subway
a row of stanchions runs north between the buildings
cross-shaped information board in middle
seats on platform
facilities building starts
billboard in middle
passage to toilets
seats and flower beds opposite
waiting room
vending machine
stanchions with departure screens
billboard
glass partition juts out south of Upper Crust
tables and chairs outside
seats on platform
station sign with timetables
purple zone post
cross-shaped information board to left
end of the building.

Platform 4, Beyond the Foot of the Ramp from the Concourse

  Cafe Ritazza, seats and tables outside
trolley point to right
open area towards ramp
under bridge
steps down, not for public use
building juts out
wall with windows
wall continues towards the end of the platform

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