THE NORTHERN LINE PLATFORMS

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Overview

This is an island platform running north/south, with a large, central reservation with stairs from passage 3 at the south end and to passage 4 in the middle.

A passage near the south end of each platform leads towards the lift between here and the lower concourse, Borough High Street entrance.

To Reach

From the Main Concourse

You go down the left-hand of three escalators, going south into passage 2 which curves right (west).

The Area at the Foot of the Escalators

Left-Hand Side, Going Away from the Escalators
  fire extinguisher
blank door
pillar to right
passage 5, to Jubilee Line, leading southeast

We can continue from here, along this passage, or turn left then right into passage 6, which also curves right (west). At the time of writing, we don't know which of these, if any, is intended as entrance or exit. Passage 5 continues to your right, to the foot of the exit escalators.

Continuing Forward, Following Passage 2
  pillar in middle
fire alarm
blank door
2 billboards
pillar in middle
2 passages leading to passage 6
slope down, rail to each side
billboard
billboard

You reach a T-junction with passage 3, turn left (south) to Borough High Street and Escalators, right (north) to the Northern Line.

Turning right (north), you go down 10 then 10 steps, going north to platform level. These steps are divided into two sets by a central rail. We’re now in a passage leading north between the southbound platform 2 to our left (west), and the northbound, platform 1 to our right (east).

You turn left (west) past a large billboard on your left, onto the platform.

The Platforms

There's tactile paving along the edge of each platform.

The Southbound, Platform 2, from the South

  wall at end
2 billboards
passage to lift, leading east then south
2 seats
2 seats
2 billboards
exit to Borough High Street and London Bridge Station
map of area
slope up then down (this is wheelchair access ramp)
fire extinguisher
help point
exit
3 billboards
exit to London Bridge Station
billboard
Tube map
billboard
5 seats
2 billboards
2 seats
2 billboards
2 seats
billboard
exit to London Bridge Station
billboard
Tube map
fire extinguishers
help point
exit/entrance
3 billboards
entrance
3 billboards
wall at end

The Passage Nearest the North End

North Side, Going East

  2 billboards
fire exit
through archway, onto northbound platform

South Side

  blank

The Northbound, Platform 1, from the South

  barrier at end
passage to lift, leading west then south
2 billboards
2 seats
2 seats
information on trains and services
Tube map
exit to Borough High Street, Jubilee Line and London Bridge Station
3 billboards
slope up
passage
help point
passage
slope down
large billboard
passage
6 billboards
2 seats
billboard
2 seats
2 seats
billboard
Tube map
billboard
exit to London Bridge Station
3 billboards
passage
fire extinguishers
2 billboards
passage
help point
2 seats
billboard
2 seats
barrier at end

The Passage to the Lift

Going West from the Northbound Platform 2

  blank door each side
passage leading left (south) towards lift
passage continues to southbound platform 1

Going South

  through fire doors
rail to each side
up slope
through fire doors
help point on right
fire exit on left

south End

lift to lower concourse, Borough High Street entrance

The Reservation Between the Platforms

The gaps onto the southbound platform are wider than some of those to the northbound, which are effectively divided in two by pillars.

South End

  steps from entrance

West Side, Going North

  gap to southbound
2 billboards
gap to southbound
2 billboards
gap to southbound

Beyond this, we pass the steps going up north, to our right, which are the way out to London Bridge Station - the exit area. Note it’s not possible to walk under these steps.

Continuing North on West Side
  2 billboards
2 billboards
gap to southbound
help point
2 billboards
gap to southbound
2 billboards
gap at end

East Side, Going South

  large gap to northbound
2 billboards
large gap to northbound
2 billboards
large gap to northbound
2 billboards
Tube map
slope up, steps in front, way out London Bridge Station
Tube map, beyond steps
small gap to northbound
2 billboards
small gap to northbound
billboard
help point
small gap to northbound
billboard
small gap to northbound
steps at south end

The steps in the middle of this area go up from either the south or north. Go up eight steps from either side, two sets separated by central rail. turn east, go up 12 steps, going east, again two sets with central rail, into a passage leading east. The passage continues, east between glass barriers, there’s a passage leading right (southeast) to the Jubilee Line, before you reach the two escalators going up east into the main concourse, into the exit only area at the west end.

The Passage to the Jubilee Line

This passage leads southeast from the foot of the exit-only escalators from the Northern Line.

Going Southeast

  up slope
blank door on left (northeast)
cross the first entrance passage to the Northern Line
up steep slope
second passage leading right to Northern Line
turn left (northeast), then right again (southeast)

As you continue southeast, you go down eight then eight steps going southeast, after a few metres, go down ten then ten steps, going southeast to a T-junction. Turn right (southwest) for the Jubilee Line, left (northeast) for the escalators towards the main concourse.

The Second Passage to the Northern Line, Going South

This passage curves to the right (west) as you approach the T-junction.

  down slope
help point on left
two passages right to first passage, already discussed
T-junction, Borough High Street to left (south), Northern Line to right (north)

At the left-hand (south) end of the passage are the two escalators towards the Lower Concourse, up south, use the left-hand one.

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