PLATFORMS 1 AND 2, CIRCLE AND DISTRICT LINES

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Overview

These are separate platforms, with platform 2, eastbound lyoung northwest of platform 1, westbound.

Although there is step-free access from the Underground concourse to platform 2, platform 1 can only be accessed via steps from the bridge or Praed Street concourse.

To Reach Platform 2 from the Underground Concourse

The passage, leading southeast from the concourse to the Circle and District lines slopes steeply down then slightly up, both walls have billboards.

Northeast Side, Going Southeast

  3 billboards
2 billboards
entrance to Circle and District lines, westbound platform 1
blank door slight lip before platform 2, eastbound

Southwest Side, Going Southeast

  2 billboards
2 billboards
passage, no entry
slight lip before platform 2, eastbound

Southeast End

  platform 2, Circle and District lines, eastbound

There's a slight slope with a railing in the middle of the platform, opposite the entrance. We are outside the rear of the second carriage from the front of the train.

To Leave Platform 2, Eastbound, to the Underground Concourse

The third passage from the front of the train leaves the platform going northwest.

Southwest Side

  door to waiting room, not used
steps down from exit bridge from platform 1, noisy vent above

Northeast Side

  blank door, opposite the waiting room

The passage turns right (northeast) to become the "no entry" passage mentioned above.

Northwest Side

  blank

Southeast Side

  Station Supervisor's office, bell push left of door

To Leave Platform 2, to the Praaed Street Concourse

Go into the first gap from the front of the train, turn left and go up 16 then five steps, going southwest. Turn left, go up ten steps, going southeast then take the turning right into the concourse.

Platform 2, Eastbound

Overview

The wall comprises a series of recesses between pillars.

There are three entrances/exits to this platform, towards the front of the train. The first from the front leads to the Praed Street concourse, the second is the entrance from the Underground concourse, whilst the third is the exit to the Underground concourse. This last also includes the foot of the steps from the bridge.

From the Rear

  barrier at end
2 billboards
2 billboards with seat
2 billboards and seat
billboard
fire equipment
2 billboards and seat
2 billboards and seat
blank door
blank door
billboard
exit
billboard
pocket map dispenser
entrance, barrier across
2 billboards
pocket map dispenser
blank door
pocket map dispenser
blank door
exit to Praed Street
billboard
2 billboards and seat
2 billboards and seat
2 billboards and seat
2 billboards and seat
wall with blank door and sand bin at end

To Reach Platform 1, Westbound

Turn left (northeast) into the entrance passage, turn right (southeast) and go up 3 x 10 steps, going southeast. You're now in the Praed Street concourse. Go forward a couple of metres then turn left, continue to the wall in front of you, you're on the bridge. Turn right, go through the gate, down ten steps going southeast. Turn left (northeast) and go down 5 then 16 steps before turning left onto the platform, near the rear of the train.

To Leave Platform 1, Westbound, to the Underground Concourse

From the second passage from the rear of the train, go up 21 steps, going southwest onto the bridge. Turn right (northwest) and right (northeast) at the end. Go down 21 steps, going northeast and continue to the left turning (northwest). Continue from here to the gates towards the mainline concourse.

To Leave Platform 1, Westbound, to the Praed Street Concourse

Go into the first gap from the rear of the train, turn right and go up 16 then five steps, going southwest. Turn right, go up ten steps, going northwest then take the turning left into the concourse.

Platform 1, Westbound

Overview

The wall comprises a series of recesses, between pillars.

There are two entrances/exits to this platform, near the rear of the train. The first gap from the rear leads to the Praed Street concourse, whilst the second leads onto the bridge.

From the Front

  wall with blank door at end
2 billboards and sand bin
2 billboards and seat
blank recess
2 x 2 billboards and seat
blank recess
2 blank doors
fire equipment
exit to Underground concourse
2 billboards and Tube map
Tube map
pocket map dispenser
2 billboards
blank door
Tube map
pocket map dispenser
2 x 2 billboards
exit to Praed Street
billboard
3 x 2 billboards and seat
2 x 2 billboards
2 billboards and seat
wall at end

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