THE NORTHBOUND PLATFORMS

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Overview

This is an island platform from which trains run north from the station. Platform 1, Piccadilly Line lies west of platform 2, Victoria Line.

There are six passages between the platforms, from the rear of the train, these are:

For the Underground station, the intention to have people keeping to the left will determine which passage is entrance or exit according to where you've come from. If you've arrived from the Wells Terrace or Seven Sisters entrance, you'll arrive in the third passage from the rear, whilst if you arrive from the Station Place entrance you'll be in the passage nearest the rear of the trains.

Similarly, on leaving the platform, if you're going to the Station Place exit, you should leave via the third passage from the rear of the trains, whilst for the other exits, you should leave via the passage nearest the rear.

At the time of our survey, we found people broadly sticking to this rule.

The route to/from the mainline station is the second passage from the front of the train.

There is no tactile paving along the edge of these platforms.

To Reach

From the Station Place Entrance

From the passage, using the left-hand ssteps, go down 19 then 18 steps, going south to platform level. Platform 1, Piccadilly Line, northbound is to your right; platform 2, Victoria Line, northbound to your left; you're at the rear of the train.

From the Seven Sisters Road or Wells Terrace Entrance

Leave the passage facing north, there's a help point on your left before you reach the top of the steps. Using the left-hand steps, go down 16 then 17 steps, going north to platform level. Platform 1, Piccadilly Line is to your left, whilst platform 2, Victoria Line is to your right. You're about in the middle of the train.

From the Mainline Station

From the intermediate level, go down three flights of 17 steps, spiralling anti-clockwise to platform level. At the foot of the steps, platform 1, Piccadilly Line is to your left, whilst platform 2, Victoria Line is to your right. You're beside the front half of the train.

To Leave

For the Station Place exit

Take the third passage from the rear of the train then turn towards the rear of the train and, using the left-hand steps, go up 17 then 16 steps, going south to the passage. There's a help point on your right between the top of the steps and the passage. Turn left for the Station Place exit.

For the Seven Sisters Road or Wells Terace Exit

Take the passage nearest the rear of the train then turn towards the front of the train and, using the left-hand steps, go up 18 then 19 steps, going north to the passage, turn left and continue to the T-junction. Turn left for the Seven Sisters Road, right for the Wells Terrace exit.

To the Mainline Station

Take the second passage from the front of the train, turn towards the rear of the train and go up three flights of 17 steps, spiralling clockwise to the intermediate level.

Platform 1, Piccadilly Line Northbound, From the South End

  barrier across end
large billboard
way to/from Underground, passage to platform 2
help point
bench
passage to platform 2
billboard
bench
billboards
bench
billboard
help point
way to/from Underground, passage to platform 2
passage to platform 2
bench
fire point
way to/from mainline, passage to platform 2
bench
help point
passage to platform 2
bench
blank door
jutting out billboard
barrier across end

Platform 2, Victoria Line Northbound, From the South End

  barrier at end
billboards
way to/from Underground, passage to platform 1
help point
seat in wall
passage to platform 1
billboards with seat in wall
billboards
seat in wall
way to/from Underground, passage to platform 1, barrier in middle of platform
passage to platform 1
help point
billboard and seat in wall
way to/from mainline, passage to platform 1
fire point
passage to platform 1
billboards
blank door
help point
seats in wall
billboards
seat in wall
barrier across end

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