FIND A PLATFROM FROM THE ENTRANCE

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Overview

There is one entrance to this station leading to the gate line between the concourse and bridge. Having gone through the gates, you turn left to platform 1, westbound, continue forward (or slightly right) for platforms 2, eastbound or 3, for Kensington Olympia and turn right for platform 4, westbound.

Platform 4 is seldom used outside peak hours. Note that this is reached via narrow steps which can get congested and it may be easier to go onto platforms 2 - 3 and walk round to platform 4.

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

To The Gates

Enter the station, go through the shopping mall into the concourse. The ticket sales windows are on the far left-hand wall and the gate line is in front of you. The manual gate is at the left-hand end of the gate line and the automatic entrances are to your right of that.

Go through the gates.

To Which Platform?

  To Platform 1, Westbound
To Platforms 2 - 3, Eastbound or Olympia
To Platform 4, Westbound

To Platform 1, Westbound

Turn left 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 turn 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.

GO TO END

To Platforms 2 - 3, Eastbound or Olympia

Continue forward to the wall or steps in front of you. If you find the wall, try moving right to locate the steps. This is a wide staircase, not to be confused with the narrow one leading to platform 4.

Go down two flights of steps to the island platform. Platform 2, eastbound, is to your left, platform 3 to your right, you're about in the middle of the train.

GO TO END

To Platform 4, Westbound

The easiest way to find is via the steps from the bridge, though this may get congested as the platform only tends to be used during peak hours or when there are problems on the District Line.

Via the Steps from the Bridge

Turn right, continue to the wall in front of you then turn left and go down two flights of steps onto the platform. There's a metal rail to your left beside track 3, the train is to your right, you're about in the middle of the train.

GO TO END

Via Platforms 2 - 3

Continue forward to the wall or steps in front of you. If you find the wall, try moving right to locate the steps. This is a wide staircase, not to be confused with the narrow one leading to platform 4.

Go down two flights of steps to the island platform. turn right, (180 degrees) and carefully follow platform 3 to the end. You'll find a metal barrier towards the end which turns left, across the end of track 3 then left again to run along the left-hand side of platform 4. Continue, along platform 4. The only major structure on this platform is the building around the steps from the bridge which is beside the rear half of the train.

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