THE UNDERGROUND PLATFORMS 1 - 2

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Overview

This is an island platform running north/south with platform 1, northbound, lying west of platform 2.

There are five passages through the central reservation, from the south end of the platforms, these are:

Passage 1, leads north from the end of platform 1, up stairs toward the mainline. You can also turn right (into passage 2) beyond the top of the first flight of stairs, then right again (into passage 3) towards the escalators to the concourse.

There's tactile paving along the edge of the platforms.

To Reach

From the Escalator from the Concourse

Follow the passage, southwest then west from the foot of the escalator, then turn left and go down 16 then 15 steps, going south, to platform level. Platgform 1, northbound is to your right, you're near the rear of the train. Platform 2, southbound, is to your left, you're near the front. There's tactile flooring at the top and bottom of these steps.

From the Mainline

We presume that you leave the mainline via the exit, turn right at the first junction, then left at the T-junction. You go down 17 steps, going south, then down a slight slope onto platform 1, near the front of the train. For platform 2, southbound, go through the first passage on your left, near the rear of the train. Note that the steps down are indicated as an exit, though we presume you keep left. The signage around the first passage also indicates this as an exit, though we actually believe this should be the third passage along the platform.

To Leave

Via the North Exit

This is the second passage from the north end of the platform. You turn south and go up 15 then 13 steps, going south, to the intermediate level. There's tactile flooring at the bottom and top of these steps.

Via the South Exit

This is the second passage from the south end of the platform. You turn north and go up 18 then 11 steps, going north to the intermediate level. There's tactile flooring at the bottom and top of these steps.

From the North End of Platform 1

You go up a slight slope, then up 17 steps, going north, to the intermediate level. From here, you can continue to the mainline platforms or turn right (east) towards the exit. Turn right again (south), then left towards the escalators to the concourse, or continue (east) to the end then turn right (south) towards the spiral stairs.

Platform 1, Northbound, From the North End

  passage leading north towards mainline
2 blank doors
fire point
passage from platform 2
2 billboards
help point
2 billboards
north exit, passage to platform 2
Tube map
seat in wall
passage to platform 2
2 billboards
billboard
blank door
seat in wall
2 billboards
south exit, passage to platform 2
help point
Tube map
4 billboards
wall juts out
entrance, passage to platform 2
4 billboards
seat in wall
2 billboards
billboard
help point
3 billboards
seat in wall
billboard
wall juts out at end

Platform 2, Southbound, From the North End

  wall with blank door across end
blank door
exit to platform 1, towards mainline
4 billboards
north exit, passage to platform 1
billboard
seat in wall
passage to platform 1
billboard
help point
billboard
blank door
fire point
seats in wall
blank door
south exit, passage to platform 1
2 Tube maps
billboard
wall juts out
2 billboards
help point
2 billboards
entrance, passage to platform 1
3 billboards
seat in wall
4 billboards
help point
billboard
seat in wall
wall juts out
3 blank doors
wall at end

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OLD STREET UNDERGROUND STATION

2008 Terry Robinson