THE UNDERGROUND CONCOURSE

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Overview

This includes the rectangular concourse plus the passage leading north towards the escalators to/from the mainline concourse. Note that the passage to the taxi rank and car park leads east from the north end of this passage.

The rectangular space is divided into two by the gate line which starts near the northwest corner before running east, south then east. The walkway between the ticket sales area and gate line is a continuation of the passage which leads north from the taxi rank and car park, past the foot of the escalators from the mainline concourse, towards the ticket machines and sales windows which are to your left (west) of the gate line. Another walkway, along the south side of the concourse, leads to the suburban section, platforms 8 - 11 of the mainline station.

To Reach, from the Mainline Concourse

Via the Escalators

The escalators from the Mainline concourse go down to the west, up east. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need.

Alternatively, you can go down Steps between the escalators; go down three, 17, 17 and eight steps, going west, into the passage.

Via the Lifts

See the Lifts page for details. As you leave the lifts, you're on the left-hand (west) side of the passage, facing the gate line, move to the right-hand side, unless you need a ticket, and continue towards the entrance gates.

The Underground Concourse, From the Foot of the Down Escalator

South End

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West Wall, Going North

  2 paper stands
3 billboards
2 billboards
pocket map dispenser

East Side, Going North

  passage to taxi rank and car park
blank wall
escalator from mainline concourse
central stairs
escalator to mainline concourse
blank door
billboard
Tube map
2 London Connections maps
paper stand

The Concourse, Outside the Gates

West Side, Going North

  2 blank doors
platform finder
blank door
fares information

This is the north end of the ticket sales area. There's a series of machines along the left-hand (west) side, with a rail jutting east to each side of each machine to form an orderly queuing space.

Continuing North

  2 ticket machines
2 fast ticket machines
2 ticket machines
2 fast ticket machines
Oyster card top-up machine
Tube map

You enter the queuing system facing north, follow the barrier left (south) then right (north). You then pass:

  Tube map
2 ticket machines
billboard
blank door
leaflet rack
3 ticket sales booths, numbered 1 to 3, audio announcements indicate which window to go to

After buying your ticket, you can continue (north) through the Wide Aisle Gate, or move to your right (east) to go through the automatic entrances beyond these. Note that there's now a barrier where the entrance gates used to be.

North Side, Going East

  barrier
barrier retreats about 1 metre
luggage point Wide Aisle Gate (entrance)
automatic entrances
gate line turns south

East Side, Going South

  barrier
assistance booth, unmanned at the time of our survey
gate line turns east

North Side, Going East

  5 automatic exit gates
Wide Aisle Gate (exit)
vacant shop
passage to suburban section, platforms 8 to 11

East Wall of Concourse

  billboard
blank door
billboard

South Side, Going West

  billboards
paper stand
2 phones
passage from mainline concourse
information board
blank door

The Concourse, Inside the Gates

West Side, Going North from the Gate Line

  window
wall veers right, northeast
blank door
fire equipment
blank door
2 billboards
2 blank doors

East Side, Going South

  2 down escalators, leading northeast
defibrillator
blank door
recess with 2 blank doors and ventillation
pillar on right
2 up escalators, going west
fire extinguishers
blank door
2 billboards
Station Supervisor's office
gate line

The south and west sides of this space are the gate line.

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EUSTON UNDERGROUND STATION

2010, Terry Robinson