The bridge provides stairs access to all platforms and the west exit to the National Railway Museum. All flightss of steps are divided into two sections by central rails and customers are requested to keep to the left.
Although this is the only means of accessing the National Railway Museum exit, the platforms can also be reached via the subway which offers simpler stairs access. So we recommend using the subway to move between the main entrance and platforms and to change platforms within the station.
The Bridge from Platform 3
There are two sets of steps leading from platform 3, outside the concourse. The south steps leave from a point just to the left (west) of the Upper Crust kiosk. The north steps leave from a point west of the building with cash points, on the west side of the concourse. This is a shop which was closed down at the time of our survey.
Using either set of steps, you go up 8 then 8 steps onto a landing with:
- Puccino's Expresso Bar on its East side. Go up three stepps, East to the entrance.
- Ahead of you, whichever steps you use, are the steps from the opposite direction. Both lead to platform 3, and go down 8 then 8 steps.
- Turn West, (opposite Puccino's Expresso Bar and up 9 steps, onto the bridge
Continuing West, Along the Bridge
The first turnings are to the steps, down left or right onto platforms 5 to 9.
Beyond this you may notice the ceiling is lower as you go into the access tunnel to approach the turnings to the steps either side to platforms 10 and 11.
You can continue, beyond these and will reach a blank wall at the west end. At this point, steps lead down to your right (north), towards the National Railway Museum. See the Environs page for details of this exit.
© 2006, Terry Robinson