FIND A PLATFORM FROM THE ENTRANCE
Go up two steps into the concourse. The ticket sales window is to the left-hand side of the concourse, with the manual and automatic entrance gates towards the left-hand end of the gate line in front of you. Note that the entrance gates are set at an angle, so you go through facing 1:30 rather than 12:00, then turn left to your previous direction. Go through the gates, continue forwards to locate the entrances to the two lifts, or the passage to the spiral staircase, which is to the left of these.
This is a step-free entrance which is normally only open during peak hours. There are two gates in front of you, the left-hand one is an automatic gate, the direction of which may be change according to the time of day, whilst the right-hand one is a bi-directional Wide Aisle Gate. Go through the gates and follow the left-hand side, you pass the entrance to the spiral stairs before the lifts.
Continue into the passage, go down one flight of stairs then follow the outer wall which curves round to your left. You go down six flights of spiral stairs (anti-clockwise). From the foot of the spiral stairs, take the first turning on your right, which is the entrance passage. Go to the wall and turn left. Take the turn right and go down a flight of stairs into the middle of the island platform. Platform 1, westbound is to your left, platform 2 to your right. You're about in the middle of the train.
Although you call the lift, via the button between the lift doors, the rest of the operation is automatic. There are clear announcements, see the Lifts page for details.
Enter the lift. Note that the exit doors may also be open. Go to the intermediate level, continue forward to the wall and turn left. Take the turning right and go down one flight of stairs into the middle of the island platform. Platform 1, westbound is to your left, platform 2 to your right. You're about in the middle of the train.
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© 2008 Terry Robinson