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Special Notice

Note that, from 13 December 2009, you're advised to use platform 16 of the Mainline Station for eastbound journeys on the Circle Line. Trains serving platform 2 of the Underground Station will terminate at Edgware Road and return via platform 1, so you'd need to change trains at Edgware Road to continue your journey. Note that the change at Edgware Road is much easier than the change between the Underground Station and platform 16 at Paddington so, unless you're already in the Mainline Station, we suggest you change at Edgware Road. See our guide to Edgware Road Station for details.

From Which Platform?

  From the Circle and District Lines, Westbound
From the Circle and District Lines, Eastbound
From the Bakerloo Line

From the Circle and District Lines, Westbound

The doors open on your left as you face the front of the train.

Go towards the rear of the train and take the second passage from the end of the platform. Turn right and go up a flight of steps onto the bridge. Turn right again, continue to the wall in front of you then turn right, down a flight of steps.

To Which Platform?

  For the Circle and District Lines, Eastbound
For the Bakerloo Line
For the Circle and District Lines, Eastbound

Take the turning to your right and continue onto the platform. There's a railing in front of you, you're near the rear of the second carriage from the front of the train.

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For the Bakerloo Line

Continue to the wall in front of you, then turn left and take the turning to your right.

Follow the passage into the London Street concourse, in front of you. Turn left here towards the escalators. The downward escalator should be the right-hand one and there are central steps (4 flights). At the foot of the escalator, take the first turning left for the northbound, platform 3; right for the southbound, platform 4. You're about in the middle of the train.

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From the Circle and District Lines, Eastbound

The doors open on your left as you face the front of the train.

To Which Platform?

  For the Circle and District Lines, Westbound
For the Bakerloo Line
For the Circle and District Lines, Westbound

Go to the front of the train and take the first passage from the end of the platform. Turn left and go up two flights of steps then turn left again.

Go up another flight of steps, continue to the end, going down a flight, before turning left. Go down two flights of steps then turn left onto the platform, you're near the rear of the train.

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For the Bakerloo Line

From the front of the train, you should take the third passage from the end of the Platform. Take the turning right, continue to the wall in front of you then turn left and take the turning right.

Follow the passage into the London Street concourse, in front of you. Turn left here towards the escalators. The downward escalator should be the right-hand one and there are central steps (4 flights). At the foot of the escalator, take the first turning left for the northbound, platform 3; right for the southbound, platform 4. You're about in the middle of the train.

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From the Bakerloo Line

The doors open on your right as you face the front of the train.

The entrances/exits are about in the middle of these platforms. You should take the passage nearer the rear, (eastbound) or front (westbound).

From the Westbound, turn right (left from eastbound) towards the escalators, the upward escalator should be to your right. Go up the escalator, turn right, follow the passage, down the slope and take the turning left.

For the Circle and District Lines, eastbound, go down a steep slope then up a slight slope onto the platform, there's a railing in front of you. You're near the rear of the second carriage from the front of the train.

For the westbound, follow the passage, down the slope, take the turning to your left, before you reach the platform and follow this to the right. You go up three flights of steps into the Praed Street concourse. Move forward two or three metres then turn left and continue to the wall in front of you, you're on the bridge. Turn right, go down a flight of steps, turn left, then go down two flights of steps, before turning left again onto the platform. You're near the rear of the train.

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