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London Underground is installing Wide Aisle Gates (WAGs) in many of its stations.

These are wide automatic gates, suitable for use by wheelchair users, those with Guide or Assistance dogs and customers with large luggage or pushchairs.

They’re operated in the same way as the normal automatic gates and there will normally be one in the entrance and exit section of each gate line.

In some stations, such as Victoria, Wide Aisle Gates have replaced the manual gates, though staff are still on hand to assist as necessary.


There is a Wide Aisle gate at each end of the gate line, the left-hand one is normally the one you need.

That beside the entrance gates is beyond the ticket sales windows and leads you north, towards the escalators to the intermediate level, whilst the other leads you south into the passage towards either the mainline concourse or suburban section of the mainline station.

Note that the layout of the gate line has changed recently, the automatic entrances are to your right of the Wide Aisle gate, also leading north towards the downward escalators.

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