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Overview

As the only complete lift route is between the DLR platforms and street level, these directions will be limited to stairs and escalator routes between platforms.

So as not to duplicate information unnecessarily, routes to/from the District Line platforms are included in this section and are not repeated in our guide to Monument Station.

There's tactile paving along the edge of the Central Line, DLR and Waterloo & City Line platforms, but none on the Northern Line platforms in this station, nor on the district Line platforms of Monument Station.

As you face the front of the train, the doors will open:

Note that DLR platform 10 was signed Alighting Only at the time of our survey, so we presume platform 9 is for departing trains.

From Which Platform?

  From the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6
From the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4
From the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10
From the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8
From the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2

From the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6

As you go from the front of westbound (rear of eastbound) trains, the first two gaps are the access to/from the escalators to the Central Line Concourse, the next gap is the west entrance from the Intermediate Level, whilst the fourth gap is the exit to the Intermediate Level.

As you go from the rear of westbound (front of eastbound ) trains, the first gap is the east entrance from the Intermediate Level, the next two turnings are simply gaps between platforms, whilst the fourth gap is the exit to the Intermediate Level. Beyond this is the west entrance from the Intermediate Level followed by the two gaps to/from the escalators to the Central Line Concourse.

Ideally, go into the fourth gap from either end of the train then turn right from platform 5, westbound (left from platform 6, eastbound). Go down two flights of steps, curving clockwise then down a straight flight to the Intermediate Level, turn left and continue past the turning left towards the escalators to the Northern Line Concourse.

To Which Platform?

  To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4
To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10
To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8
To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2
To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4

Take the turning left, then turn right and continue forward to the steps, in front of you. We understand you're supposed to keep left, go down a flight of steps to platform level. Platform 3, southbound is to your right, you're near the rear of the train. Platform 4, northbound is to your left, you're near the front of the train.

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To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10

Continue forward to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to platform level, either via the escalator or 14, 3 x 15 then 14 steps. Platform 9 is to your left, we believe you're near the rear of the train.

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To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8

Take the turning right then continue, along a long passage which slopes gently upwards till you reach the left-hand side of platform 7. From here, you can move right onto platform 8. On either platform, continue beyond the end of the barrier along the edge to be near the rear of the train.

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To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2

Although you could go via the Northern Line platforms, I think this could be more crowded and believe the central reservation of the DLR is the intended route. We'll include both sets of directions here, so you can make your own choice.

Via the DLR

Continue forward to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to DLR platform level, either via the escalator or 14, 3 x 15 then 14 steps.

Continue along the central reservation, to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. You can go up to the walkway via escalator or 6 x 14 steps.

Continue along the passage, which veers left then right before you reach the second set of escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. You can go up to platform level either via the escalator or 13, 4 x 14 then 13 steps.

You're now in the exit area off platform 1, westbound. Turn left (180 degrees) and continue onto the platform, we believe you're about in the middle of the train.

For platform 2, eastbound, turn left and continue into the passage off the end of the platform. You go down two flights of steps, take the turning right, continue under the tracks then turn right and go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

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Via the Northern Line Platforms

Take the turning left, then turn right and continue forward to the steps, in front of you. We understand you're supposed to keep left, go down a flight of steps to platform level. Move left onto platform 4 and continue to the far end. The escalators are in front of you.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go up then continue along the passage.

For Platform 1, Westbound

Take the turning right, continue under the tracks then turn left and go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the front of the train.

For Platform 2, Eastbound

The passage veers left before you go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

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From the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4

The steps to the Intermediate Level, towards the Central and Waterloo & City lines, are beyond the rear of southbound trains on platform 3 (or the front of northbound trains on platform 4).

The escalators towards the District Line are beyond the front of southbound trains on platform 3 (or rear of northbound trains on platform 4).

The exit to the DLR is the second gap from the front of the southbound platform 3, or rear of the northbound, platform 4. Note this is close to the gap leading towards the escalators to the District Line.

To Which Platform?

  To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6
To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10
To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8
To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2
To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6

Go beyond the rear of the southbound (or front of the northbound) train, to the steps in front of you. We understand you're asked to keep left, go up a flight of steps to the Intermediate Level.

Take the first turning left, continue past the lift on your left then take the turning right.

Continue, past the passage towards the Waterloo & City Line, on your left, then turn left for the steps. You go up a straight flight of steps, then two flights curving anti-clockwise, to platform level. Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

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To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10

From the southbound, platform 3, go into the second gap from the front of the platform then turn left.

From the northbound, platform 4, go into the second gap from the rear of the platform then turn right.

Go down three flights of steps, turn left then left again, go down a flight of steps to platform level then take the turning left onto platform 9. We believe you're near the front of the train.

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To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8

Go beyond the rear of the southbound (or front of the northbound) train, to the steps in front of you. We understand you're asked to keep left, go up a flight of steps to the Intermediate Level.

Take the first turning left, continue past the lift on your left then take the turning right.

Take the first turning left then continue, along a long passage which slopes gently upwards till you reach the left-hand side of platform 7. From here, you can move right onto platform 8. On either platform, continue beyond the end of the barrier along the edge to be near the rear of the train.

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To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2

From the southbound, platform 3, go into the gap at the front of the platform and turn right towards the escalators.

From the northbound, platform 4, continue beyond the rear of the train, the escalators are in front of you.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go up then continue along the passage.

For Platform 1, Westbound

Take the turning right, continue under the tracks then turn left and go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the front of the train.

For Platform 2, Eastbound

The passage veers left before you go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

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From the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10

As platform 10 was signed "Alighting Only" at the time of our survey, we presume you'll arrive on this platform. The exit towards the Central and Waterloo & City lines is beside the front of the train, whilst that for the Northern and District lines is towards the rear.

To Which Platform?

  To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6
To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4
To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8
To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2
To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6

Go through the gap nearest the front of the train, into the central reservation and turn left. The escalators, with central steps to the Intermediate Level, are in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go up to the Intermediate Level via the escalator or 14, 3 x 15 then 14 steps.

Continue past the passage to the Waterloo & City Line, to your left then take the next turning left, up the steps to the Central Line platforms. You go up a straight flight of steps then up two flights, curving anti-clockwise to platform level.

Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

GO TO END

To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4

Go into the gap near the rear of the train, cross the central reservation then turn left to the steps, in front of you.

Go up a flight of steps, take the turning right then turn left and go up three flights of steps to platform level.

Platform 3, southbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Platform 4, northbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

GO TO END

To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8

Go through the gap nearest the front of the train, into the central reservation and turn left. The escalators, with central steps to the Intermediate Level, are in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go up to the Intermediate Level via the escalator or 14, 3 x 15 then 14 steps.

Take the first turning left then continue, along a long passage which slopes gently upwards till you reach the left-hand side of platform 7. From here, you can move right onto platform 8. On either platform, continue beyond the end of the barrier along the edge to be near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2

Go through the gap near the rear of the train then tirn right towards the escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. You can go up to the walkway via escalator or 6 x 14 steps.

Continue along the passage, which veers left then right before you reach the second set of escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. You can go up to platform level either via the escalator or 13, 4 x 14 then 13 steps.

You're now in the exit area off platform 1, westbound. Turn left (180 degrees) and continue onto the platform, we believe you're about in the middle of the train.

For platform 2, eastbound, turn left and continue into the passage off the end of the platform. You go down two flights of steps, take the turning right, continue under the tracks then turn right and go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

From the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8

Go beyond the front of the train on either platform. The passage leading away from the right-hand side of platform 7 (doors opened on your left) leads to the Intermediate Level.

If you arrive on platform 8 (doors opened on your right), move right onto platform 7 then continue into the passage.

Follow this passage, which slopes genttly down, into the Intermediate Level.

To Which Platform?

  To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6
To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4
To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10
To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2
To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6

Turn left then take the turning left for the steps. You go up a straight flight of steps, then two flights curving anti-clockwise, to platform level. Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

GO TO END

To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4

Turn left, take the turning right then turn right again and continue to the steps, in front of you.

We understand you're supposed to keep left, go down a flight of steps to platform level. Platform 3, southbound is to your right, you're near the rear of the train. Platform 4, northbound is to your left, you're near the front of the train.

GO TO END

To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10

Turn right and continue to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to platform level, either via the escalator or 14, 3 x 15 then 14 steps. Platform 9 is to your left, we believe you're near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

To the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2

Although you could go via the Northern Line platforms, I think this could be more crowded and believe the central reservation of the DLR is the intended route. We'll include both sets of directions here, so you can make your own choice.

Via the DLR

Turn right and continue forward to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to DLR platform level, either via the escalator or 14, 3 x 15 then 14 steps.

Continue along the central reservation, to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. You can go up to the walkway via escalator or 6 x 14 steps.

Continue along the passage, which veers left then right before you reach the second set of escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. You can go up to platform level either via the escalator or 13, 4 x 14 then 13 steps.

You're now in the exit area off platform 1, westbound. Turn left (180 degrees) and continue onto the platform, we believe you're about in the middle of the train.

For platform 2, eastbound, turn left and continue into the passage off the end of the platform. You go down two flights of steps, take the turning right, continue under the tracks then turn right and go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

Via the Northern Line Platforms

Turn left, take the turning rightt, then turn right and continue forward to the steps, in front of you. We understand you're supposed to keep left, go down a flight of steps to platform level. Move left onto platform 4 and continue to the far end. The escalators are in front of you.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go up then continue along the passage.

For Platform 1, Westbound

Take the turning right, continue under the tracks then turn left and go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the front of the train.

For Platform 2, Eastbound

The passage veers left before you go up two flights of steps onto the platform. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

From the District Line, Platforms 1 - 2

The exit towards the Northern Line is beyond the front of westbound trains (platform 1) and behind the rear of eastbound trains (platform 2). Although you could go along either Northern Line platform to reach the Intermediate Level, these platforms may be crowded and this could be a more difficult route than that via the DLR platforms. The exit towards the DLR is about in the middle of platform 1, westbound. We'll therefore give directions via either route so you can make your own choice.

To Which Platform?

  To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6
To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4
To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10
To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8
To the Central Line, Platforms 5 - 6
Via the DLR

From Platform 2, Eastbound

Go beyond the rear of the train and continue, down two flights of steps. Take the turning left then turn left again and go up two flights of steps onto platform 1. Follow the right-hand side and go into the recess towards the exit area.

From Platform 1, Westbound

As you go from the front of the train, you pass three pillars in the middle of the platform and a series of doors on your right before you reach the recessed area to the exit. There are two pillars, dividing this into three gaps, ideally, you should turn right into the first of these gaps.

As you go from the rear of the train, the section of platform beside the rear car is narrower than the rest of the platform. You then pass a series of seats and two pillars in the middle of the platform before you reach the left turn for the exit. This gap is divided into three by two pillars, ideally you should turn into the third gap.

Follow the barrier beside the escalator well on your right then turn back at the end to face the escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to the walkway via the escalator or 13, 4 x 14 then 13 steps.

Continue along the passage which veers left then right again before you reach the second set of escalators with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to DLR level via the escalator or 6 x 14 steps.

Following the left-hand side, continue through the central reservation to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go up to the Intermediate Level via escalator or 14, 4 x 15 then 14 steps.

Continue, past the passage towards the Waterloo & City Line, on your left, then turn left for the steps. You go up a straight flight of steps, then two flights curving anti-clockwise, to platform level. Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

GO TO END

Via the Northern Line Platforms

From Platform 1, Westbound

Go beyond the front of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Take the turning right and follow the left-hand side of the passage, which veers left, towards the escalators.

From Platform 2, Eastbound

Go beyond the rear of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Pass the turning left, the passage veers right before you reach the escalators.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to platform level. As you're asked to keep left, we suggest you turn left then right onto platform 3, southbound.

Continue to the far end of the platform, then up a flight of steps, to the Intermediate level. Take the first turning left, continue past the lift on your left then take the turning right.

Continue, past the passage towards the Waterloo & City Line, on your left, then turn left for the steps. You go up a straight flight of steps, then two flights curving anti-clockwise, to platform level. Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

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To the Northern Line, Platforms 3 - 4

From Platform 1, Westbound

Go beyond the front of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Take the turning right and follow the left-hand side of the passage, which veers left, towards the escalators.

From Platform 2, Eastbound

Go beyond the rear of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Pass the turning left, the passage veers right before you reach the escalators.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to platform level. Platform 4, northbound is in front of you, you're behind the rear of the train. Turn left then right onto platform 3, southbound, you're at the front of the train.

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To the DLR, Platforms 9 - 10
From Platform 1, Westbound

As you go from the front of the train, you pass three pillars in the middle of the platform and a series of doors on your right before you reach the recessed area to the exit. There are two pillars, dividing this into three gaps, ideally, you should turn right into the first of these gaps.

As you go from the rear of the train, the section of platform beside the rear car is narrower than the rest of the platform. You then pass a series of seats and two pillars in the middle of the platform before you reach the left turn for the exit. This gap is divided into three by two pillars, ideally you should turn into the third gap.

Follow the barrier beside the escalator well on your right then turn back at the end to face the escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to the walkway via the escalator or 13, 4 x 14 then 13 steps.

Continue along the passage which veers left then right again before you reach the second set of escalators with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to DLR level via the escalator or 6 x 14 steps. Take the turning right onto the departures platform 9, we believe you're near the front of the train.

GO TO END

From Platform 2, Eastbound

Go beyond the rear of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Pass the turning left, the passage veers right before you reach the escalators.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to platform level. As you're asked to keep left, we suggest you turn left then right onto platform 3, southbound.

Take the first turning right then turn left and go down three flights of steps. turn left then left again and go down a flight of steps to platform level and take the turning left onto the departures platform 9. We believe you're near the front of the train.

GO TO END

To the Waterloo & City Line, Platforms 7 - 8
Via the DLR

From Platform 2, Eastbound

Go beyond the rear of the train and continue, down two flights of steps. Take the turning left then turn left again and go up two flights of steps onto platform 1. Follow the right-hand side and go into the recess towards the exit area.

From Platform 1, Westbound

As you go from the front of the train, you pass three pillars in the middle of the platform and a series of doors on your right before you reach the recessed area to the exit. There are two pillars, dividing this into three gaps, ideally, you should turn right into the first of these gaps.

As you go from the rear of the train, the section of platform beside the rear car is narrower than the rest of the platform. You then pass a series of seats and two pillars in the middle of the platform before you reach the left turn for the exit. This gap is divided into three by two pillars, ideally you should turn into the third gap.

Follow the barrier beside the escalator well on your right then turn back at the end to face the escalators, with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to the walkway via the escalator or 13, 4 x 14 then 13 steps.

Continue along the passage which veers left then right again before you reach the second set of escalators with central steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to DLR level via the escalator or 6 x 14 steps.

Following the left-hand side, continue through the central reservation to the escalators, with central steps, in front of you.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go up to the Intermediate Level via escalator or 14, 4 x 15 then 14 steps.

Take the first turning left then continue, along a long passage which slopes gently upwards till you reach the left-hand side of platform 7. From here, you can move right onto platform 8. On either platform, continue beyond the end of the barrier along the edge to be near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

Via the Northern Line Platforms

From Platform 1, Westbound

Go beyond the front of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Take the turning right and follow the left-hand side of the passage, which veers left, towards the escalators.

From Platform 2, Eastbound

Go beyond the rear of the train and continue down two flights of steps. Pass the turning left, the passage veers right before you reach the escalators.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to platform level. As you're asked to keep left, we suggest you turn left then right onto platform 3, southbound.

Continue to the far end of the platform, then up a flight of steps, to the Intermediate level. Take the first turning left, continue past the lift on your left then take the turning right.

Take the first turning left then continue, along a long passage which slopes gently upwards till you reach the left-hand side of platform 7. From here, you can move right onto platform 8. On either platform, continue beyond the end of the barrier along the edge to be near the rear of the train.

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