THE EXIT CONCOURSE
The area inside the gates can be regarded as a C-shaped space, with the arms pointing northwest. The main gate line lies south of this. The three escalators from the exit section of the intermediate level enter the end of the southwest arm of the C, whilst a manned assistance booth effectively separates the two arms.
The two escalators from the Central Line enter from the east towards the northeast end of the spine, whilst the northwest end of the northeast arm contains a secondary gate line to a passage leading northwest towards the main concourse.
The area outside the gates is an irregular shaped space with exit 6 leaving from a point to your left (east of the gate line, exits 7 and 8 leaving from a recess along the east side, whilst exit 5 leaves from a point to your right (west) of the gate line. Much of this area seemed to be under refurbishment at the time of our survey.
single escalator from intermediate level|
pair of escalators from intermediate level
manned assistance window, facing southwest, across the top of the escalators
The booth has another window, facing southeast, beyond which
blank door, on northeast side|
The gate line to the main concourse runs northeast from here containing
2 escalators from Central Line into east side
The main gate line starts a little south of these.
The blank wall curves round, from the end of the gate line to the single escalator from the intermediate level.
There are 2 pillars in the concourse, between the escalators from the intermediate level and the gates. The following rough directions are given for guidance.
From the top of the escalators from the Central Line, turn right for gates to the main concourse; left to other exits. Note there is a manual gate on your immediate left.
Turn left at the top of any of the escalators and go through the manual gate at the left-hand end of the gate line. There is a pillar beyond the manual gate, turn sharp left, past a blank door, to exit 6. Or, from the automatic gates, go round, left of the pillar, to locate exit 6.
wall juts out|
pillar, in the concourse
outer wall curves left
steps up to left (north), exit 7
There's a pillar, in the concourse, opposite here with a town map facing the gate line.
3 blank doors on left|
stairs up to exit 8|
temporary hoardings, at the time of our survey
WH Smith, 2 entrances|
dry cleaner, shoe repair and key cutting
Turn right (north) to the stairs to exit 5. The gate line starts beyond the foot of the stairs.
OXFORD CIRCUS STATION
© 2003 Terry Robinson