THE PICCADILLY LINE PLATFORMS

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Overview

We understand these platforms run approximately north from the station, with escalator access from the Tube concourse at the near (south) end. There are also passages between here and the near ends of the Northern and Victoria Line platforms.

There is escalator and lift access from Level -2 from the Northern concourse, at the far (north) end of the platforms.

The original stairs access to street level via the Pentonville Road exit is now closed and you'll need to go to the Level -2 for the passage to this exit.

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

To Reach

From the Tube Concourse

From the Level -2, go down the left-hand (north) set of escalators, towards the Piccadilly Line, the left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. At the foot of the escalators, Platform 5, westbound is to your right, whilst platform 6, eastbound is to your left.

From the Northern concourse

There is escalator and lift access between this concourse and the platforms.

Via the Escalators

From the Northern concourse (Level -1) locate the escalators, the left-hand one is normally the one you need, go down to Level -2, take the turning left (east) towards the Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. Follow the passage, which slopes up gently then take the turning left (north) towards the escalators to the Piccadilly Line, the left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to Level -3. Platform 5, westbound is to your right, whilst platform 6, eastbound is to your left. You're near the north end of the platforms.

Note that the original passage leading north towards the Pentonville Road Exit is now closed.

Via the Lifts

See the lifts page for details of lifts within this station.

Locate the lift in the Northern concourse, beside the escalators and go down to Level -2. You leave the lift via the other doors, go forward a couple of metres then take the turning left and follow the passage, which slopes up gently. The passage opens out at the top of the escalators to the Piccadilly Line, the lift is on your right, opposite these escalators. Go down to platform level (Level -3) and leave via the other doors. At platform level, platform 5, westbound is to your left, whilst platform 6, eastbound is to your right, you're in the third passage from the far (north) end of the platforms.

The Central Reservation

We'll describe this in two sections, the south section is at the foot of the escalators from the Tube Concourse, whilst the north section is at the foot of the escalators from the Level -2 from the Northern Concourse. the lift from Level -2 of the Northern Concourse is in the third passage from the north end of the platforms.

The South Section

South Side, Going West

  up escalator
middle escalator
down escalator

West side, Going North

  Tube map
billboard
Tube map
entrance to platform 6, eastbound
billboard
passage to Northern Line
4 billboards
exit from platform 6, eastbound

North End

  barrier

East Side, Going South

  entrance to platform 5, westbound
3 billboards
defibrillator
4 billboards
exit from platform 5, westbound
4 billboards
help point
gap to Northern and Victoria lines
foot of escalator

The North Section

South Side, Going West

  up escalator
middle escalator down escalator

West side, Going North

  entrance to platform 6, eastbound
exit from platform 6, eastbound

North Side

  closed passage, originally to Pentonville Road exit

East Side, Going South

  entrance to platform 5 westbound
exit from platform 5 westbound

The Passage to the Lift

This passage has the lift on the north side and a blank wall on the south.

Plattform 5, Piccadilly Line Westbound, From the South

  passage off end towards Northern and Victoria Lines
exit to Tube Concourse
Tube map and information point
London Pocket Map dispenser
seats
entrance from Tube Concourse
help point
2 seats
London Pocket Map dispenser
passage to eastbound
help point
Tube map
3 seats
2 seats
billboards
help point
metal flooring
passage to lift, on right
exit to Northern Concourse
entrance from Northern Concourse
temporary hoarding leaving narrow platform, you wouldn’t go beyond here

Platform 6, Piccadilly Line Eastbound, from the South

This is further from the foot of the escalators than the westbound platform.

  wall at end, leaves narrow platform, no need to go here
Tube map
information board
entrance from Tube Concourse
exit to Tube Concourse
help point
3 seats
passage to westbound
help point
2 seats
Tube map
2 seats
help point
passage to lift, on left
entrance from Northern Concourse
exit to Northern Concourse

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