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The easiest routes out of this station via the main entrance are through the subway, however, you'll need to use the bridge to reach the National Railway Museum.

To Which Exit?

To the Main Exit

From Which Platform?

From Platforms 1 to 4
From Platform 1

Platform 1 is a terminus platform which shares an island platform with platform 3. The doors that open will be to your left as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn right and continue towards the concourse. You'd pass the top of the steps to the subway and the lift before you reach the right-hand wall which retreats, after a few metres, into the concourse.

From Platform 2

Platform 2 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with platform 4. The doors that open will be to your right as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn left and continue past the beginning of the platform. After a few metres, you'll find the wall on your left which will retreat into the concourse.

From Platform 3

We understand that platform 3 is the main platform for southbound GNER services, from which the doors that open will be to your left as you face the front of the train. The rear of the train will be nearest to the concourse, get off the train and turn left. From coach B and beyond, you'll walk along the platform, past the top of the steps to the subway and the lift before you reach the right-hand wall which retreats into the concourse.

From Platform 4

At the time of writing, we're unsure as to the direction of services which serve platform 4. You will, however, get off the train, turn right and continue, beyond the end of platform 2, locating the left-hand wall after a few metres, which retreats into the concourse.

Through the Concourse

Having entered the concourse (from the west), you need to cross to the east side. The exit into the foyer is about half way along the wall facing you. Having found this, continue forward, through the foyer into the forecourt. See the Environs page for details of relevant features.

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From Platforms 5 to 9
From Platform 5

We understand that platform 5 is the main platform for northbound GNER services. The doors that open will be on your left as you face the front of the train, whilst coach E will be beside the top of the steps to the subway and coach F slightly south of the lift. Get off the train and move towards this area from which the steps go down in the opposite direction to the train.

Go through the Subway

From Platform 6

Platform 6 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with platform 5. The doors that open will be on your right as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn left and continue past the lift to locate the top of the steps into the subway. Note that these steps go down in the opposite direction, towards the rear of the train.

Go through the Subway

From Platform 7

Platform 7 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with the southern part of platform 9. The doors that open will be on your left as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn right and continue, along platform 9 past the cafe bar on your right. Turn right here, continue past the information kiosk to your right, onto platform 5 and locate the steps to the subway on your right. These are in the middle of what will become the island platform 5 and 6.

Go through the Subway

From Platform 8

Platform 8 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with the northern section of platform 9. Get off the train, turn left and follow the instructions below.

From Platform 9

At the time of writing we're unclear as to which direction of service is usually served by platform 9. If you arrive in the northern section of this platform, get off the train, turn right and move through a gap in the wall onto platform 8 then turn right. Continue into the Platform 5 Concourse. You could go up the steps to your left onto the bridge See the routes to the National Railway Museum exit for further details or continue beyond the structure to your left, past the display boards then turn left and go onto platform 5. Locate the steps to the subway to your right, these are in the middle of what will become the island platform 5 and 6.

Through the Subway

Go down a flight of steps into the subway, turn left, follow the right-hand side to the end then go up the flight of steps in front of you, onto platform 3. Turn left and follow the path, over the metal grid, left then right and follow the right-hand wall which retreats into the concourse. Turn right and locate the exit to the foyer in the middle of the wall facing you. Go through the foyer then through the exit doors into the forecourt. See the Environs page for details of relevant features.

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From Platforms 10 and 11

At the time of writing, we're unclear as to which direction of service regularly serves these platforms. This is a simple island platform with tactile paving near each edge. The north steps to the bridge leave from a point near the north end, whilst the south steps are near the middle. South of these is the lift followed by the steps to the subway which go down north. In line with our practice for other platforms, we're describing the route via the subway to the main exit as this is easier.

Go down two flights of steps into the subway, turn right, follow the right-hand side to the end then go up the flight of steps in front of you, onto platform 3. Turn left and follow the path, over the metal grid, left then right and follow the right-hand wall which retreats into the concourse. Turn right and locate the exit to the foyer in the middle of the wall facing you. Go through the foyer then through the exit doors into the forecourt. See the Environs page for details of relevant features.

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To the National Railway Museum Exit

From Which Platform?

From Platforms 1 to 4
From Platform 1

Platform 1 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with platform 3. The doors that open will be on your left as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn right and continue, past the steps to the subway, the lift then beyond the gap into the concourse at the end of the right-hand wall. Locate the steps to the bridge, in front of you.

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From Platform 3

We understand that this is the main platform for southbound GNER services. Although platform 3 appears to extend to the north of the concourse, we believe that trains stop by the section to the south of the concourse. The doors that open will be to your left as you face the front of the train, get off the train and turn left, continue past the lift then follow the right-hand wall which will retreat into the concourse, continue forward to the steps in front of you. Go up two flights of steps, turn left, up another flight and continue to the end of the bridge. The exit to the National Railway Museum is down the steps to your right, see the Environs page for details of this exit.

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From Platform 2

Platform 2 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with platform 4. The doors that open will be to your right as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn left and continue till you locate buildings surrounding the concourse to your left, keep going till you find the steps to the bridge, in front of you.

Go Over the Bridge

From Platform 4

At the time of writing, we're unclear as to the direction of services using this platform. Get off the train, turn right and continue onto platform 3, locate the steps up to the bridge in front of you.

Go up two flights of steps, turn right then go up another flight of steps and continue to the end of the bridge. The exit to the National Railway Museum is down the steps to your right, see the Environs page for details of this exit.

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From Platforms 5 to 9
From Platform 5

We understand this is the main platform for northbound GNER services. The doors that open will be on your left as you face the front of the train. Coach E should stop beside the steps to the subway, the steps to the bridge are towards the front of the train from here. Get off the train and move into the Platform 5 concourse and locate the steps to the bridge which lead away from the platform.

Go Over the Bridge

From Platform 6

Platform 6 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with the south section of platform 5. The doors that open will be on your right as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn left and continue into the Platform 5 concourse, you pass a shop to your left before you find the steps to the bridge leading up to your left.

Go up five steps onto the landing. From here you can go up steps to either left or right but, since you're encouraged to keep left, we suggest you go up the steps to your left. Go up a flight of steps, turn right, continue to the rail in front of you then turn right again. Go up a flight of steps, turn left and continue to the end of the bridge. The exit to the National Railway Museum is down steps to your right, see the Environs page for details of this exit.

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From Platform 7

Platform 7 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with the south section of platform 9. The doors that open will be to your left as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn right and continue, past the cafe bar, till you locate the gap with vending machines to your right, this leads straight to the foot of the steps to the bridge, in front of you.

Go Over the Bridge

From Platform 8

Platform 8 is a terminus platform which shares the island platform with the north section of platform 9, but is separated from platform 9 by buildings and walls with gaps. The doors that open will be on your right as you face the front of the train. Get off the train, turn left and continue, across the tactile paving which marks the end of this platform, into the Platform 5 Concourse. Locate the main structure in the middle of this area, to your left and find the steps to the bridge which lead up to your left.

Go Over the Bridge

From Platform 9

At the time of writing, we're unclear as to the direction of services which use this platform. Platform 9 extends along the west side of this island, to north and south of the Platform 5 Concourse, which is about in the middle. You need to find the gap between the toilets and the cafe bar, which contains a number of vending machines. This leads you straight to the foot of the steps onto the bridge.

Go up five steps onto the landing. From here you could go up steps to either left or right, however, since you're supposed to keep left, we suggest you take the left-hand steps. Go up a flight of steps, turn right, continue to the rail in front of you, turn right again and go up a flight of steps onto the bridge. Turn right and continue to the end. The exit to the National Railway Museum is down steps to your right. See the Environs page for details of this exit.

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From Platforms 10 and 11

This is a simple island platform, at the time of writing we're unclear as to the direction of services using these platforms.

The north steps to the bridge lead from a point near the north end of the island, whilst the south steps are nearer the middle, just north of the lift and steps into the subway.

From either set of steps, go up two flights onto the bridge, turn right (from the north steps, left from the south) and continue to the end. The exit to the National Railway Museum is down steps to your right. See the Environs page for details of this exit.

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