THE NORTHERN LINE PLATFORMS 7 - 8

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Overview

This is an island platform running east/west at level 5 with platform 7, northbound, lying south of platform 8, southbound.

The entrances from the spiral stairs and escalators from the lower concourse are towards the east end, whilst exits towards the lower concourse and FCC platforms 9 - 10 are to the west of these.

There is no tactile paving along the edge of these platforms. Note that the platforms are very narrow towards the ends and that the rear door of the rear car does not open at this station. There is also a large step between the train and platform.

To Reach

From the lower concourse, you can either use the escalator and stairs, or take the stairs-only route.

Via the Escalator

The escalator you need is at the west end of the lower concourse, the right-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down (west) to level 4.

Take the first turning right (north) and follow the passage down the slope, to the end. Turn right (east) and go down 21 steps, going east to level 5, platform level. Platform 7, northbound, is to your right, you’re near the rear of the train. Platform 8, southbound is to your left, you’re near the front.

Via the Stairs

From the lower concourse, take the turning right before the top of the escalators to level 4. 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.

Continuing clockwise, you go down 15 then 22 steps. Turn left and go down 23 steps, going east. There’s a barrier in front of you. You’re at the east end of the island platform 7 – 8. turn right (south) then right again (west) onto platform 7. Turn left (north) and left again (west) onto platform 8. You're probably beyond the end of the train, move west to the first passage, which is the entrance steps from level 4.

To Leave

The exit to the lower concourse is the third passage from the east end of the platforms, including that from the spiral stairs. You go up 20 steps, going east. The steps down to the entrance are in front of you. Take the first turning right and follow the passage south.

East Side

  billboards

West Side

  rail
up slope
blank door
fire point

Turn left, past the entrance passage to your left, towards the two escalators in front of you. The right-hand one is normally the one you need, go up east to the lower concourse.

Platform 7, Northbound from the East

  barrier at end
gap from spiral staircase
very narrow platform, widens gradually
entrance, passage to platform 8
2 x 3 seats in wall
8 billboards
exit to lower concourse, passage to platform 8
3 billboards
2 x 3 seats in wall
exit to level 3, passage to platform 8
5 billboards
3 seats in wall
3 seats in wall
2 Tube maps
billboard
passage to platform 8, fire extinguishers on east side
billboard
billboard
2 blank doors
wall retreats
2 billboards
large billboard
2 seats
wall at end

Platform 8, Southbound from the East

  barrier at end
gap from spiral staircase
very narrow platform, widens gradually
entrance, passage to platform 7
billboard
2 Tube maps
4 billboards
2 sets of seats in wall
exit to lower concourse, passage to platform 7
billboards
exit to level 3, passage to platform 7
2 billboards
3 seats in wall
3 seats in wall
billboards
passage to platform 7, fire extinguishers on east
2billboards
2 seats
wall juts out at end

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