THE WALKWAY

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Overview

This is the high level walkway which gives access to the entrance/exit in Victoria Dock Road, each end of the platform and the ExCeL Centre.

For the purposes of this guide, we'll consider this walkway in four sections:

The East Bridge

North End

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East Side, Going South

  north lift
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Oyster card reader
billboard
2 ticket machines each with Oyster card readers
wall juts west with gate, not for public use
south lift
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West Side, Going South

  steps from landing
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wall retreats west
steps to platforms
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middle section

South End

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The West Bridge

North End

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West Side

  barrier with Oyster card reader opposite steps from platform

East Side, Going South

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steps to/from platforms
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middle section

South End

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The Middle Section

From each bridge, this section rises up a gentle ramp to the middle, from where the south section joins.

North Side, Going West

  east bridge
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Oyster card reader
2 ticket machines
Oyster card reader
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west bridge

South Side, Going West

  ramp from east bridge
south section, leading to ExCeL Centre
ramp to west bridge

The South Section

This is a broad walkway leading south from the station to the ExCeL Centre.

East Side, Going South

  barrier until start of Centre building
barrier retreats east then continues
gap
wall of building, sloping up east
short post with call button
several doors into west entrance of Centre

West Side, Going South

  Fox & ExCeL Bar and Restaurant
The Unusual Coffee Bar, steps down
Neo, home technology shop

The walkway crosses Mace Gateway, beyond which the ExCeL building starts on the east side and a seating area begins on the west, beyond which are the steps and ramp down towards the taxi rank.

We’ve now reached West Terrace, which is an open area outside the west entrance to the Centre. There is no need for Techshare visitors to go beyond this point. If you find a downward slope, you’ve definitely overshot the entrance.

Note that, beyond the end of the bridge, there’s a row of pillars supporting the canopy, which lean into the walkway. you can either go into the open then follow the building back, or, we suggest you follow the left-hand side of the bridge, where there's a barrier on your left which retreats left then continues forward, as you reach the building. You continue, across a gap, you're now beside the building with the wall sloping steeply up to your left, take the turning left, beyond this sloping wall, avoiding a low post with a call button, to your left, then continue through the doors into the Centre. Staff should be on hand to assist from here.

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