THE DISTRICT LINE PLATFORMS 1-2

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Overview

These platforms serve the Circle and District lines. References to the District Line within this guide also include the Circle Line.

These are separate platforms running east/west with platform 1, serving westbound trains towards Victoria and beyond lying south of platform 2, serving eastbound Circle Line trains towards Liverpool Street and King's Cross and District Line services towards Upminster.

There is stairs-only access to these platforms from the Concourse or Intermediate Level. The entrances from the Concourse are near the west end of the platforms, whilst the exits to the Concourse are east of these. The east steps from the Intermediate Level are opposite the foot of the exit steps to the Concourse, whilst the west steps from the Intermediate Level are beside the foot of the entrance steps from the Concourse. The steps to the Intermediate Level are the middle steps down from each platform.

There's tactile paving along the edge of each platform.

Platform 1, Westbound

To Reach

From the Concourse

From the south side of the West Passage, you go down 18 steps, going south, turn left (east), down 12 steps, going east to platform level. Turn left (north) onto the platform.

From the Intermediate Level

From the West Passage of the Intermediate Level, you go up ten then ten steps, going east, then turn left (north), across the foot of the steps from the Concourse, onto the platform.

From the East Passage of the Intermediate Level, you go up six steps, going west, into the South Passage. Keep left (south) and continue, up 17 steps, going west then turn right (north) onto the platform. Note that the foot of the steps to the Concourse is opposite the top of these steps.

To Leave

To the Concourse

From the east set of steps, you go up 16 then 14 steps, going west, into the Concourse.

To the Intermediate Level

Leave the platform just east of the steps to the Concourse. The steps from the East Passage of the Intermediate Level are to your left (east). Continue (south) into a short passage with a help point at the south end, then turn right (west).

Go down 20 steps, going west. Turn right (north), go down five steps, going north into the Main Passage of the Intermediate Level.

From the West

The entrances/exits are towards the west end of the platform in a recessed area with a row of pillars across the front of the recess.

  metal barrier across end
billboards
2 x 4 seats
billboard
help point
blank door
4 seats
blank door
kiosk
wall retreats into recess

West Side, Going South

  entrance from Concourse
steps from West Passage of Intermediate Level

South Side, Going East

  2 billboards
billboard
blank door
exit to Concourse, steps up west
passage leads south to exit to Intermediate Level
steps up west from South Passage of Intermediate Level
billboards
kiosk
blank door
billboards
wall juts out at end of recess
fire point
billboards
2 x 4 seats
billboard
help point
2 x 4 seats
billboard
wall juts out at end

Platform 2, Eastbound

To Reach

From the Concourse

From the north side of the West Passage, you go down 15 steps, going north. Turn right (east) and go down 15 steps, going east to platform level then turn right (south) onto the platform.

From the Intermediate Level

From the West Passage of the Intermediate Level, you go up 20 steps, going east to platform level then turn right (south), across the foot of the steps from the Concourse, onto the platform.

From the East Passage of the Intermediate Level, you go up six steps, going northwest, veer left (west) then up 17 steps, going west to platform level then turn left (south) onto the platform. The steps up to the Concourse are opposite the top of these steps.

To Leave

To the Concourse

Using the steps nearer the east end of the platform, you go up 16 then 14 steps, going west into the northeast corner of the Concourse.

To the Intermediate Level

From the middle set of downward steps, you go down nine then nine steps, going west. Turn left (south) then go down five steps, going south, to the Main Passage of the Intermediate Level.

From the West

The entrances/exits are towards the west end of the platform. These are in a recessed area, there's a row of pillars along the platform across this recess.

West End, Going North

  barrier across end
entrance from Concourse
steps from West Passage of Intermediate Level

Continuing Along the Platform

  kiosk
help point
steps down west, exit to Intermediate Level
steps up west, exit to Concourse
steps up west from East Passage of Intermediate Level
2 blank doors
billboard
wall juts out at end of recess
fire point
kiosk
help point
2 x 4 seats
blank door
2 billboards
4 seats
billboards
blank door
2 x 4 seats
help point
2 x 4 seats
wall juts out before east end

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