THE FCC PLATFORMS 9 - 10

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Overview

This is an island platform, running west at level 3, being the terminus for FCC services to Stevenage. Platform 9 lies south of platform 10.

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

The escalator entrance/exit to these platforms is off the east end of platform 9, whilst the stairs entrance/exit is off the east end of platform 10.

The central reservation at the east end of the platforms is the area at the top of the escalator from level 5, platforms 7 - 8. Note that, although there are four passages between the central reservation and platform 10, there are only two between the reservation and platform 9. The east section of the central reservation is beside (north of) the escalator to the lower concourse.

To Reach

From the Lower concourse

You can reach these platforms via escalator and stairs or stairs only.

Via the Escalator

You need the escalators to level 3, towards the east end of the concourse. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down (west to level 3 and continue forward onto platform 9. For platform 10, take one of the turnings right for platform 10.

Via the stairs

You go down nine, 16 then 17 steps, going north, to the top of the spiral staircase. You go down clockwise, 15 then 15 steps to a landing from which you can turn left (west) to platform 10, level 3.

There’s an Oyster card reader to each side as you reach the platform. For platform 9, continue (west) then take one of the turnings left to platform 9. Note that the first two gaps on your left don't go through to platform 9.

From platforms 7 – 8

The exit to level 3 is the fourth passage from the front of southbound trains. There's an Oyster card reader to each side of this passage before you reach the foot of the single escalator.

Go up the escalator, going east to platform level. turn right for platform 9, left for platform 10, you're near the rear of the train.

To Leave

You can reach the lower concourse via escalator from the east end of platform 9, or via the spiral stairs from the east end of platform 10.

You can reach level 5, platforms 7 - 8 via the spiral stairs at the east end of platform 10.

The Central Reservation

West Side

  escalator from level 5

North Side, Going East

  2 passages to platform 10
through arch
2 passages to platform 10

South Side, Going East

  2 passages to Platform 9, trains to Stevenage
through arch
blank wall

East Side

  blank

Platform 9, from the East

We begin with the short passage from the foot of the escalators from the lower concourse.

East End, Going South

  upward escalator to lower concourse
downward escalator. from lower concourse
South Side
  fire extinguisher
Oyster card reader
3 billboards
start of platform

North side

  fire extinguisher
gap to central reservation
gap to central reservation, Oyster card reader on west side
start of platform

Along the Platform

  billboard
billboard
fire point
passage to platform 10
2 billboards
London connections map
closed ticket gate
passage to platform 10
timetable
3 billboards
2 seats
emergency phone
Tube map
blank door
2 seats
seat
fire point
seats
passage to platform 10
fire point
blank door
platform narrows towards end

Platform 10, from the East

  passage from spiral stairs at east end
barrier across track 10 to right
seats in wall
2 passages from central reservation
2 passages from central reservation, through to platform 9
seat
passage to platform 9
fire point
map of London and southeast rail network
passage to platform 9
timetables
billboards
seats
Tube map
blank door
route to escalators, not available
fire point
emergency phone
seats
blank door
fire point
seats
wall juts out
passage to platform 9 at effective end

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