PLATFORMS 1 - 2, CLOCKWISE

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Overview

This is an island platform running approximately north/south with platform 1, Circle Line clockwise, lying east of platform 2, Metropolitan Line.

The entrance/exit via the bridge is about in the middle of the platform. Note that platform 1 is narrower than platform 2 and there's no tactile paving along the edge of the platforms.

There's a metal barrier on platform 1 from the north end to the rear of the train and from the front of the train to the south end of the platform.

There's a row of large pillars along the platform such that platform 1 is narrower than platform 2. There are smaller pillars supporting the canopy outside these.

To Reach

From the right-hand (east) end of the bridge, you can go down 10 then 14 steps in either direction (north or south) to platform level. We found no indication as to which set of steps is intended as entrance or exit. We believe you arrive to either side of the middle of the train.

From the North

  metal barrier at end
barrier along platform 1 to the rear of the train
platform widens
6 pillars
Tube map
4 back-to-back seats
Tube map across platform
steps up east to bridge

West (Platform 2) Side

  Tube map
billboard
gap with blank door on each side
wall

East (Platform 1) Side

  Tube map
gap with blank door on each side
wall

Continuing South

  steps up west onto bridge
2 pillars
4 back-to-back seats
Tube map
2 pillars
4 seats facing platform 2
6 pillars
platform narrows
barrier on platform 1 from the front of the train
smaller pillars
building at south end

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