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Overview

All entrances to the station lead from the junction between Old Street and City Road to the upper concourse. See the Environs page for details of entrances and exits to this station.

You go down eight steps from the upper concourse into the lower concourse - this is the real entrance to the station. The following directions should prove useful. Note that all entrances/exits are referred to as exits.

The ticket sales windows are to your left (about 11 o'clock) behind Tensa barriers, the gate line is in front of you with the manual gate at the left-hand end, the automatic entrances also tend to be towards the left-hand side of the gate line. Go through the gates.

Via Escalator

Continue forward, bearing slightly right to locate the single (descending) escalator and go down to the intermediate level.

To the Underground, Platforms 1 - 2

Continue forward from the foot of the escalator, the passage turns right then left before you go down two flights of stairs to platform level. Platform 1, northbound is on your right, you're near the rear of the train. Platform 2, southbound is on your left, you're near the front of the train.

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To the Mainline, Platforms 3 - 4

Take the first turning right, continue to the wall in front of you then tirn right. This brings you towards the foot of the escalators to the concourse.

Follow the left-hand side, take the first turning left, go to the wall, turn right then follow the left-hand side of the passage. Take the turning left, continue to the wall then turn right and go up two flights of steps to platform level.

Platform 3, northbound is to your left, you're near the front of the train. Platform 4, southbound is to your right, you're near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

Via the Spiral Stairs

Turn right, continue to the wall in front of you and move slightly left to locate the top of the stairs. Go down one flight of stairs before turning right then down the spiral, to your left. At the foot of the stairs, continue to the wall then turn left and continue to the end of the passage.

For the Underground, Platforms 1 - 2

Turn left, go down a flight of stairs and a short slope onto the end of platform 1, northbound at the front of the train.

For platform 2, southbound, continue along the platform and take the first passage on your left, you're at the rear of the train.

GO TO END

For the Mainline, Platforms 3 - 4

Turn right and go up two flights of steps to platform level.

Platform 3, northbound is to your left, you're near the front of the train. Platform 4, southbound is to your right, you're near the rear of the train.

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