CHANGE PLATFORMS

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Overview

Platform 1, westbound is the only separate platform in this station. Platforms 2 - 3 and 4 are joined by a walkway beyond the front of the arriving train. Platforms 2 - 3 share an island platform, whilst platform 4 is a single island platform with a rail separating this from track 3. In other words, you cannot board trains to Kensignton Olympia on platform 3 from platform 4.

There's no tactile paving along the edge of the platforms.

From Which Platform?

  From Platform 1, Westbound
From Platform 2, Eastbound
From Platform 3, Terminus
From Platform 4, Terminus

From Platform 1, Westbound

The doors will open on your left as you face the front of the train.

There are two sets of steps from this platform to the bridge, each of which juts out into the platform. From either end of the train, move towards the other, following the wall until you locate a set of steps. Go up two flights of steps onto the bridge. If you were moving towards the front of the train, turn right, otherwise left.

Follow the left-hand side, the first gap is to the steps to platforms 2 - 3, whilst the second at the end of the bridge, is to platform 4.

To Platforms 2 - 3

Go down two flights of steps onto the island platform. Platform 2, eastbound, is to your left, whilst platform 3, towards Kensington Olympia, is to your right. You're about in the middle of the train.

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For Platform 4

Go down two flights of steps onto the platform. There's a metal rail to your left, beside track 3. The train will be to your right, you're about in the middle of the train.

Note, these steps are very narrow and can become congested. It may be easier to go onto platforms 2 - 3 and walk round the end of track 3 onto this platform.

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From Platform 2, Eastbound

The doors will open on your left as you face the front of the train. This shares an island platform with platform 3, hence we include the following directions from both platforms.

From Platform 3, Terminus

The doors will open on your right as you face the front of the train.

The steps to the bridge, leave from the middle of the island platform, beside the front half of the train. There is only one set of steps going up in the direction of the train. There are three significant structures on this island platform, one, near the front of the train, is a square building not for public use, the the building around the steps, whilst the other, nearer the rear, is the waiting room.

Although you have to go to platform 1 via the bridge, you can walk around the end of track 3 onto platform 4.

To Which Platform?

  To Platform 1, Westbound
To Platform 4, Terminus
To Platform 1, Westbound

Go up two flights of steps onto the bridge, turn right and continue to the wall in front of you. From here you can turn either left or right and go down two flights of steps to platform level. If you turned left, turn left again onto the platform, you're towards the rear of the train. If you turned right, turn right again onto the platform, you're about in the middle of the train.

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To Platform 4, Terminus

Carefully follow the edge of platform 3, beyond the front of the train. You'll locate a metal barrier which turns left across the end of track 3 then left again along the left-hand side of platform 4. Continue along the platform, the only significant structure on this platform is the building around the steps to the bridge, beside the rear half of the train, which will be to your right.

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From Platform 4, Terminus

The doors will open on your right as you face the front of the train.

Although you have to go over the bridge to reach platform 1, you can walk around the end of track 3 to reach platforms 2 - 3.

To Which Platform?

  To Platform 1, Westbound
To Platforms 2 - 3
To Platform 1, Westbound

A narrow set of steps leaves beside the front half of the train, though this can become congested and it may be easier to go beyond the front of the train onto platforms 2 - 3.

There is one significant structure on this platform, the building around the steps. A metal rail runs along the right-hand side of the platform, beside track 3, though you can walk past the steps on either side.

Go up two flights of steps onto the bridge and turn right. Continue to the wall in front of you, from here you can either turn left or right and go down two flights of steps to platform level.

If you turned left, turn left again onto the platform, you're near the rear of the train. If you turned right, turn right again onto the platform, you're about in the middle of the train.

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To Platforms 2 - 3

Move to the right-hand side of the platform and follow the rail which turns right across the end of track 3, then right again at the start of the island platform. Continue forward. The first significant structure is a square building not for public use, followed by the building around the steps, which is beside the rear half of the train. Platform 2, eastbound is to your left, whilst platform 3, towards Kensington Olympia, is to your right.

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