THE MAINLINE PLATFORMS 3 - 4

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Overview

This is an island platform running north/south with platform 3, northbound, lying west of platform 4.

The exit and entrance passages are towards the north end of the platforms, whilst there's another passage between the platforms towards the south end.

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

To Reach

These platforms are reached via steps from the intermediate level. You can either follow the passages from the escalator to the foot of the steps, or reach the foot of the steps from the north end of platform 1, see the Underground Platforms page for details.

Following the entrance passage at the intermediate level, from the top of the steps from platform 1. You pass the exit towards the escalators on your right and an Oyster card reader to each side the passage curves slightly left before you reach the steps up. Go up a slight slope which levels out, the passage veers right again before you go up 18 then 18 steps going north, to platform level. There is no tactile flooring before or after these stairs, each flight is divided into two sections by a central rail.

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

To Leave

From the passage near the north end of the platform, take the turning south and go down 17 then 17 steps, going south. Continue along the passage which curves left (east) then turns right (south again) before continuing to the up escalators.

Platform 3, Northbound, From the North End

  wall at end
seat
fire point
exit
seat with fire point
billboard
billboard
entrance|
2 billboards
seat
billboard
Tube map
emergency phone
seat
fire point in wall
seat
fire point
passage to platform 4
platform narrows towards end

Platform 4, Southbound, From the North End

  wall at end
seat
exit
seat
fire point
billboard
billboard
entrance
4 billboards
Tube map
emergency phone
fire point
blank door
seat
fire point
passage to platform 3
platform narrows towards end

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