THE VICTORIA LINE PLATFORMS 3 AND 4

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Overview

We understand these platforms run approximately east from this station. There is escalator access from the Tube Concourse at the near (west) end plus lift and stairs access from the Northern Concourse at the east. A passage leads from the foot of the escalators at the west end to the Piccadilly and then to the Northern Line.

Stairs access to street level is via the Pentonville Road exit at the far end of the platforms.

Unlike most island platforms, train doors open on the left.

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

To Reach

From the Tube Concourse

You go down the right-hand (south)escalators, going east, to platform level. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Platform 3, northbound is to your right, whilst platform 4, southbound is to your left.

From the Northern Concourse

There is escalator/stairs and lift access between the Northern Concourse and Victoria Line.

Via the Escalator/Stairs

From the Northern Concourse (Level -1) locate the escalators to Level -2, the left-hand one is normally the one you need, go down to Level -2, continue forward a few metres then take the turning left (east). Follow the passage, past the escalators to the Piccadilly Line. The passage veers left then right twice (south). You reach the junction where the steps from the original Pentonville road entrance lead down east, whilst the new lift and stairs entrance leads right (west).

Taking the left turning, you pass an information board to each side, before going down 10 then 11 steps to platform level. Platform 3, northbound is to your right, platform 4, southbound to your left. You're at the far (east) end of the platforms.

Taking the right turning:

West Side, Going North
  passage to lift to platform level, call button on right-hand wall before door
steps to platform level

You go down ten then ten steps, going west, to platform level. There’s tactile flooring at the top and bottom of these steps, which are divided by a central rail, keep left. The landing between these flights seemed longer than usual.

At the foot of the steps, there's a single entrance to each platform, platform 3 northbound is to your left, whilst platform 4, southbound is to your right. You're in the second passage from the far (east) end of the platform.

There's a help point, on the far wall, opposite the space between the steps and the lift.

Note that the main passage continues to the Pentonville Road exit.

Via the Lifts

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

Locate the lift beside the escalators to Level -2 in the Northern Concourse and go to Level -2. Leave via the other doors, go forward a few metres then take the turning left, towards the Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. Follow the passage, past the escalators to the Piccadilly Line. The passage veers left then right twice (south). You reach the junction where the steps from the original Pentonville road entrance lead down east, whilst the new lift and stairs entrance leads right (west).

Take the turning right, the passage to the lift is to your left of the steps. Go down to platform level.

At platform level, platform 3 northbound is to your left, whilst platform 4, southbound is to your right. You're in the second passage from the far (east) end of the platforms.

The Central Reservation

This consists of the west section, at the foot of the escalators from the Tube Concourse, plus the two passages from the foot of the steps and lift from the Northern Concourse, which we'll call the east section.

The West Section

West Side, Going North

  up escalator
Middle escalator, direction may vary
down escalator

North Side, Going East

  billboard
posters
2 Tube maps
passage to Northern and Piccadilly Lines
billboard
information board
help point
4 billboards
entrance to southbound platform 4
entrance/exit to southbound platform 4
exit from southbound platform 4

East Side

  blank doors

South Side, Going West

  entrance to northbound platform 3
entrance/exit to northbound platform 3
exit from northbound platform 3
billboard
information board
billboard
wall with posters
escalators up west

The East Section

The far passage has the original steps to the Pentonville Road exit leading west.

The Second Passage

East Side, Going South
  steps from Level -2
passage to lift from Level -2, call button on right wall
West Side
  help point, opposite the space between the steps and lift

Platform 3, Northbound, from the West

  wall at end
exit to Tube Concourse
entrance/exit from Tube Concourse
entrance from Tube Concourse
help point
2 billboards
Tube map
3 billboards
2 billboards
passage to southbound
emergency train stop button
help point
seats
seats
passage to southbound
metal grid on floor
help point
blank door
Tube map
seats
seats
2 seats
emergency train stop
2 seats
entrance/exit to Northern Concourse
exit to Pentonville Road
help point
barrier at end

Platform 4, Southbound from the West

  wall at end
entrance from Tube Concourse
entrance/exit to Tube Concourse
help point
exit to Tube Concourse
emergency train stop button
2 Tube maps
billboards
passage to northbound
help point
2 seats
emergency train stop button
passage to northbound
help point
2 seats
2 seats
entrance/exit to Northern Concourse
exit to Pentonville Road
help point
blank wall at end

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