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Overview

There is step-free access between the southbound Bakerloo, platform 4 and the intermediate level. There is stairs access between the northbound Bakerloo, platform 3, the Northern Line, platforms 1 and 2 and the intermediate level. There is escalator and lift access between the Jubilee Line, platforms 5 and 6 and the intermediate level.

From Which Platform?

  From the Southbound Bakerloo Line, Platform 4
From the Northbound Bakerloo Line, Platform 3
From the Northern Line, Platforms 1 and 2
From the Jubilee Line, Platforms 5 and 6

From the Southbound Bakerloo Line, Platform 4

The doors will open on your left as you face the front of the train. There's tactile paving along the edge of the platform.

Ideally, you should go through the first gap from the front of the train, this gives you step-free access to the intermediate level concourse. Go down the slope, continue to the wall in front of you, turn left then take the turning right into the concourse, the escalators to the Underground concourse are to your right.

If you take the second turning from the front, you go down a slope, then a flight of steps, then continue into the concourse. The escalators to the Underground concourse are to your right. Continue from the Intermediate Level Concourse.

From the Northbound Bakerloo Line, Platform 3

The doors will open on your right as you face the front of the train. There is tactile paving along the edge of the platform.

Ideally, you should go through the second gap from the rear of the train, continue down the slope then go up a flight of steps and continue forward, ignoring the turning to your right, into the intermediate level concourse. The escalators to the Underground concourse are to your right. If you take the first passage from the rear, you go down a flight of steps then up another flight into a passage which veers left. Ignore the turning right, continue to the wall in front of you and turn left. Take the turning right into the concourse. The escalators to the Underground concourse are to your right.

For the Northern Line

Continue forward, across the foot of the escalators to the Underground concourse, into the passage in front of you. Take the turning right and go down a flight of steps to platform level. The northbound, platform 1 is to your right, you're near the rear of the train, the southbound, platform 2 is to your left, you're near the front.

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To the Jubilee Line

Turn left, continue to the foot of the escalators to the Shell Centre exit then turn right.

Follow the passage towards the Jubilee Line.

From the Northern Line, Platforms 1 and 2

The doors will open on your right as you face the front of the train. There's tactile paving along the edge of these platforms. You should, ideally, go through the second gap from the rear of northbound (front of southbound) trains as this is indicated as the exit. Having gone into the passage, take the turning towards the rear of northbound (front of southbound) trains and go up a flight of steps to the intermediate level. Turn right and continue into the concourse, turn right again and continue to the foot of the escalators to the Shell Centre exit.

For the Jubilee Line

Turn right into the passage towards the Jubilee Line.

Follow the passage, which veers right. Ignore the two right turns, which lead you towards escalators to the Underground concourse.

This passage contains two travelators with a walkway between them, the right-hand travelator is normally the one you need. Beyond the end of the travelator is an area with two gaps leading to your right into the Jubilee Line interchange, we presume the first is intended to be the entrance, so take the first turning right.

At the end of this short passage, you can turn either left or right towards escalators to platform level. In either case, the left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to platform level.

If you turned left, take the first turning left for the eastbound, platform 6, you're near the front of the train. Take the second turning right for the westbound, platform 5, you're near the rear of the train.

If you turned right, take the first turning left for the westbound, platform 5, you're near the front of the train. Take the second turning right for the eastbound, platform 6, you're near the rear of the train.

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For the Bakerloo Line

Turn left. Continue to the wall in front of you then turn left again.

For the Southbound, Platform 4

Take the first turning right and follow the passage, up the slope, onto the platform near the rear of the train.

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For the Northbound, Platform 3

Take the second turning right, follow the right-hand side of the passage, turning right then left. Go down a flight of steps, the passage slopes down then up again onto the platform, you're near the front of the train.

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From the Jubilee Line, Platforms 5 and 6

The doors will open on your right as you face the front of the train, there's a barrier along the edge of these platforms with doors which are only open whilst a train is standing at the platform.

From here, you can reach the intermediate level via escalators from either end of the platform, or via the lift from the middle.

Via the Lift

Go into the passage in the middle of the platform. If you've come from the westbound, platform 6, the recess to the lift will be on your left, otherwise on your right. See the lift page for more details.

Go up to the intermediate level (using the button marked "I"), turn left from the lift and continue, across the interchange area into one of the passages in front of you, Continue to the exits.

Via the Escalators

At the time of our survey, it wasn't clear which direction was favoured as entrance or exit. There are two passages near each end of each platform into the central reservation from which escalators leave to the intermediate level, the left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. The exit to the Jubilee Line concourse, however is nearer the rear of westbound (front of eastbound) trains, so we'll give directions which favour this route.

From the eastbound, go towards the front of the train, ideally go through the last gap before the end of the platform and turn right towards the escalators.

From the westbound, go towards the rear of the train and, ideally go through the second gap before the end of the platform and turn left towards the escalators. Go to the intermediate level and take the first turning right.

Continue to the wall then turn left. This passage contains two travelators with a walkway between them., the right-hand travelator is normally the one you need. At the end of the travelator, continue forward, following the passage which veers left.

For the Northern Line

Take the first turning right and go down a flight of steps to platform level. Platform 1, northbound is to your left, you're near the front of the train, platform 2, southbound is to your right, you're near the rear.

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For the Southbound Bakerloo Line, Platform 4

Continue, across the foot of the escalators to the Shell Centre exit, into the passage in front of you. Continue, up the slope, onto the platform. You're near the rear of the train.

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For the Northbound Bakerloo Line, Platform 3

Continue, across the foot of the escalators to the Shell Centre exit, turn left and take the second turning right. Follow the right-hand side of this passage, turning right then left and down a flight of steps. The passage slopes down then up again, onto the platform near the front of the train.

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