PLATFORMS 1 - 2, METROPOLITAN LINE NORTHBOUND

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Overview

This is an island platform with platform 1 (west of platform 2) being a terminus, whilst platform 2 is the through platform for northbound services.

Platform 1 extends beyond platform 2 by about one car length. A metal barrier runs along the right-hand (east) side of platform 1, for the length of this extension, with a barrier across the end. Note that this part of the platform is very narrow.

Two passages link these platforms to platform 5. The west passage, leading south from platform 1 is divided into two at the south (platform 5) end by a single pillar. Note that the west wall of this passage ends with a short barrier beside the start of the track, then no tactile paving beyond this keep right!

A broader (east) passage including the stairs from the Metropolitan Line concourse, joins platforms 5 and 2. You can keep left of these stairs and follow the passage through to platform 1, or follow the right-hand wall onto platform 2. Note that the section of platform 2 beside the stairs from the Metropolitan Line concourse is very narrow.

Stairs in the middle of this island platform lead to the lower concourse and from there towards the Bakerloo and Jubilee lines, whilst stairs towards the north end lead onto the north bridge which joins these platforms to platforms 3 and 4.

There's no tactile paving along the edge of these platforms.

The East Passage from Platform 5

West Side, Going North

  billboard
WW I memorial
through archway with metal gates
veering left
window
blank door
wall continues north
entrance to offices
up slope
window
billboard
window
2 windows with seat
veer left, west
blank door
window
blank door
3 billboards
wall veers right
lank door
recess with blank door
blank door
vacant shop
veer left, west
staff phone
platform 1

East Side, Going North

  billboard
2 blank doors
gents toilets
steps up to Metropolitan Line concourse on left
blank wall
blank door
barriers on right, beside the beginning of platform 2
very large pillar on left
large pillar on left
wall veers left onto platform 2<
recess with 3 billboards
wall retreats
platform widens
blank door
2 metal pillars
station sign

The West Passage

West Side, Going North

  4 billboards
blank door
2 billboards
blank door
blank door
2 billboards
barrier, adjacent to track
track 1, off end of barrier

East Side, Going North

  3 billboards
up slope
6 billboards
seat
2 posters

To Reach the Platform from the Metropolitan Line Concourse

Going north, go down 9 then 17 steps to platform level. Platform 1 is on your left, 2 on your right. You are near the rear of the through train, platform 2 and the rear of the train starting from platform 1.

PLATFORM 1 FROM the SOUTH

  Seat
blank door

Start of Island with Platform 2

All features are in the middle of the island unless stated otherwise.

  steps from Metropolitan Line concourse
assistance booth, platform 2, door in north side
maps
shop, entrance on platform 2
station sign
stairs down to Bakerloo and Jubilee railings around stairwell, with seat
pillar
seat
pillar
billboard
stairs to north bridge
metal pillar
3 seats
2 metal pillars
canopy ends
CCTV cameras
station sign
metal rail on right, front of car 2
metal barrier at end

Platform 2, Going North from the Foot of the Steps from the Metropolitan Line Concourse

  steps to Metropolitan Line concourse
assistance booth
2 pillars
station sign
Treats, selling snacks and newspapers
3 pillars along middle
metal post
platform narrows
railings around stairwell towards Bakerloo and Jubilee lines
2 large pillars with seat between
3 seats
pillar
steps up to north bridge
wall juts out, leaving narrow platform
under north bridge, note it is not possible to walk under the rear of these stairs
2 pillars with seat between
seat
barrier across end, note platform 1 extends beyond this

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BAKER STREET STATION

2008 Terry Robinson