THE MAINLINE PLATFORMS

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Overview

This section describes four island platforms which run north/south. The platforms are numbered 1 - 8, from east to west. Note this is the opposite direction to that of the Underground station.

At the time of our survey, platforms 3 - 4 served southbound trains to King's Cross or Moorgate, whilst platforms 7 - 8 served northbound trains to Welwyn and Cambridge. Platforms 5 - 6 are little used and through trains can pass through at high speed.

We understand that the new, platforms 1 - 2 now serve trains to King's Cross and Moorgate, whilst platforms 3 - 4 serve fast trains into King's Cross.

There is no tactile paving along the edge of platforms 3 - 8, but we presume there is tactile paving along the edges of platforms 1 - 2.

To Reach

The island platform 1 - 2 is reached via steps going up north from the intermediate level. , a few metres east from the top of the steps from street level. You go up 14 then 14 steps, going north to platform level, about in the middle of 8 car trains, we have no other details about these platforms at this time.

Each island platform (3 8) is reached via two flights of steps from the intermediate level, you arrive about in the middle of the platform.

Platforms 1 - 2 Southbound

There's tactile paving along the edge of each platform. The steps to the intermediate level lead down south from the middle of 8 car trains. You go down 14 then 14 steps, going south, to the intermediate level, turn right (west) then left (south) for the steps to street level.

Platforms 3 - 4, Southbound, from the North End

lamp posts from end
seats, across the platform
rectangular building, not for public use
back-to-back seats, across the platform
stairwell to intermediate level, steps go down north
building with two vending machines and phone on north side

Platform 3, East Side

customer information
seats
waiting room and ladies toilets, passage right to waiting room, left to toilets
seats
passage through with blank doors
blank door

Platform 4, West Side

waiting room and ladies toilets, passage with waiting room to left, toilets to right
passage with blank doors
seats

Continuing South

gents toilets, on south side of building
back-to-back seats, parallel with the platform and lamp posts to end

Platforms 5 - 6, from the North End

lamp posts from end
rectangular building, not for public use
timetable between two pillars
single seats, across the platform
stairwell to intermediate level, steps down north
back-to-back seats, across the platform
building with Station Supervisor's office on north side
blank doors and windows on each side of building
building with blank door on south side
lamp posts to end

Platforms 7 - 8, Northbound, from the North End

lamp posts in middle
2 sets of back-to-back seats, across the platform
waiting room, door from each platform, seats to each side
coffee shop, at south end of waiting room building
4 sets of back-to-back seats, across the platform
bank of phones
stairwell to intermediate level, steps down north
back-to-back seats, across the platform
second building

Platform 7, East Side

ladies toilets
gents toilets

Platform 8, West Side

windows

Continuing South

customer information, on south side of building
back-to-back seats, parallel with the platform
seats and lamp posts to end

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