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To Reach the Subway

As you enter the station, the ticket sales windows are to the right-hand end of the opposite wall, followed by the manual gate, then the two automatic entrances. Go through the gates.

To Which Platform?

  To Platforms 1 - 4 via Stairs
To Platform 6 via Stairs
To Platforms 1 - 6 via the Lift
To Platforms 7 - 8 via Stairs
To Platforms 7 - 8 via the Lift
To Platforms 9 - 10 via Stairs
To Platforms 9 - 10 via the Lift
To Platform 11, via Stairs

To Platforms 1 - 4 via Stairs

Continue, into the subway, following the right hand wall and take the second turning right. Go up two flights of stairs into the waiting room. Continue forwards, to the blank door in front of you, turn right, pass the recess and turn left, through the automatic door, into the passage, beside the lift. Continue past the end of the building on your right.

The ends of the track beds serving platforms 1 - 4 are guarded by metal rails. There's a rail beyond the track serving platform 1 (furthest right), another across the tracks serving platforms 2 - 3 and a third across the track serving platform 4. This last extends across the empty track bed adjacent to platform 6.

Bear right, beyond the end of the building (1 o'clock) to locate the rail from platform 4. If you find a step up leading onto gravel, you're too far to the left.

Locate the gap you want, onto platforms 3 - 4, then 1 - 2. You're behind the rear of the train.

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To Platform 6 via Stairs

Turn left, continue to the wall and turn right. Go up two flights of stairs into the waiting room. At the top, bear right (1 o'clock) and go through the automatic doors, you're about in the middle of the platform. Alternatively, turn left at the top of the stairs and go through the automatic door at the end of the waiting room, you're heading towards the front of the train.

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To Platforms 1 - 6 via the Lift

Continue, following the right-hand wall and take the first turning right, then follow the passage to your left. At the end, the lift door is to your right, with the button to your left as you face the door.

At platform level, continue, through the other door, platform 6 is to your left, you're about in the middle of the train.

For platforms 1 - 4, turn right, go to the wall in front of you then turn left. Continue past the end of the building on your right.

The ends of the track beds serving platforms 1 - 4 are guarded by metal rails. There's a rail beyond the track serving platform 1 (furthest right), another across the tracks serving platforms 2 - 3 and a third across the track serving platform 4. This last extends across the empty track bed adjacent to platform 6.

Bear right, beyond the end of the building (1 o'clock) to locate the rail from platform 4. If you find a step up leading onto gravel, you're too far to the left.

Locate the gap you want, onto platforms 3 - 4, then 1 - 2. You're behind the rear of the train.

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To Platforms 7 - 8 via Stairs

Continue, into the passage then move to the left-hand wall and take the first turning left. Go up two flights of stairs into the waiting room.

As you stand at the top of the stairs, platform 7 is to your left, 8 to your right. Move forwards about two metres then turn and go through the automatic doors onto the platform. You're about in the middle of the train.

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To Platforms 7 - 8 via the Lift

Continue, into the passage, following the right-hand wall. Pass the two turnings to your right and locate the first lift door, beyond these. The call button is to your left as you face the door.

At platform level, go out through the same door. Platform 7 is to your left, 8 to your right. You're about in the middle of the train. The waiting room building is in front of you, follow the building, in either direction, to locate the automatic doors.

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To Platforms 9 - 10 via Stairs

Continue into the passage, follow the left-hand wall and take the second turning left. Go up two flights of stairs into the waiting room. As you stand at the top of the stairs, platform 9 is to your left, 10 to your right. Move forwards about three metres then turn to go through the automatic doors onto the platform. You're about in the middle of the train.

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To Platforms 9 - 10 via the Lift

Continue, following the right-hand wall, past the two turnings to your right and locate the second lift door. The button is to your left as you face the door.

At platform level, leave via the same door. Platform 9 is to your left, 10 to your right. You're about in the middle of the train. The waiting room building is in front of you, follow the building in either direction to locate the automatic doors.

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To Platform 11 via Stairs

Continue to the end of the passage and turn right. Go up two flights of stairs. Note, at the top, don't turn right as this leads to a disused section of platform next to a vacant track bed!

Turn left and continue, along a path between two wooden fences. When you reach the end of the fence, you may notice a wooden-sounding surface, you're on the platform. The tactile paving marking the platform edge is in front of you and the slope onto the tracks is to your right. Turn left onto the platform, there's a shelter on your left, after a few metres.

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