THE NORTHERN LINE PLATFORMS

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Overview

This is an island platform running south with platform 3, northbound lying west of platform 4, southbound.

In order to maintain a clockwise flow of traffic, the normal entrance is via the north end of platform 4, southbound, whilst the exit is via the north end of platform 3, northbound.

The central reservation comprises a passage across the north end of the platforms, a second passage, which is an entrance route from platform 4 onto platform 3 and the area at the foot of the exit escalator, about in the middle of the platforms.

At the Foot of the Exit Escalator

There are three gaps into this area from each platform. The escalator to the south spur of the intermediate level, leaves from the north side, whilst there is fire equipment and an emergency phone on the south wall of this space.

The First, North Passage

This is beyond (north of) the end of the platforms and includes:

South Side, Going West

  passage to platform 4
passage to platform 3

North Side, Going West

  entrance steps from the escalator at the lower level
passage from Central Line
exit steps to lower level

There is no tactile paving along the edge of these platforms.

To Reach

Turn left (180 degrees) at the foot of the escalators from the main concourse and continue (east) down the escalator, the left-hand escalator is normally the one you need.

Continue (east) from the foot of the escalator, through normally open gates, down nine steps, going east. Turn right (south), go down 14 steps going south and continue onto platform 4, southbound. A metal rail runs from the beginning of the platform to the rear of the train.

For the northbound, platform 3, take the next passage on your right. You are near the front of the train.

To Leave

There are four recognised exit routes from these platforms:

Platform 3, northbound, From the North End

  passage 1, to escalators, leading north
2 billboards
entrance to platform 4
pocket map dispenser
entrance from platform 4
3 billboards
3 blank doors
billboard
4 seats
pocket map dispenser
first passage to central reservation
second passage to central reservation
4 seats
third passage to central reservation
billboard
4 seats
blank door
4 seats
blank door
wall at south end

Platform 4, Southbound, from the North

  entrance steps from north
entrance, from Central Line or spiral stairs
exit to platform 3
2 billboards
3 blank doors
3 billboards
Tube map
3 seats
first passage to central reservation
second passage to central reservation
3 seats
third passage to central reservation
4 seats
Tube map
blank door
4 seats
wall at end

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