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Overview

There is stairs and escalator access between the mainline and Underground concourses. There is stairs access between the Underground concourse and the Waterloo & City Line.

There is no escalator-free access to platforms from the Underground concourse.

There is stairs access from the Shell Centre concourse to the intermediate level, from here there is step-free access to the southbound Bakerloo and stairs access to the Northern and northbound Bakerloo lines. There is also lift access to the Jubilee Line.

There is lift access between the mainline concourse and Waterloo Road and from here, via the Jubilee Line concourse, to the intermediate level and Jubilee Line platforms. There is step-free access from the intermediate level to the southbound Bakerloo Line and stairs access to the Northern and northbound Bakerloo lines.

From Which Entrance

  From the Mainline Concourse
From the Waterloo & City Line
From the Shell Centre Concourse
From the Jubilee Line Concourse

From the Mainline Concourse

The steps and escalators toward the Underground concourse are beside the entrance to platform 18, see the description of the mainline concourse in our guide to Waterloo Mainline Station for more information.

If you go down the escalator, the left-hand one is normally the one you need. Go down to the Underground concourse.

If you use the steps, go down four flights of steps to the underground concourse, turn right then left again, into the concourse.,/p>

Continue through the gates.

From the Waterloo & City Line

See our guide to Waterloo Mainline Station for more details.

Go into the gap near the rear of the train, turn left and go up two flights of steps to the Underground concourse and turn right.

The entrance gates are towards the left-hand end of the gate line in front of you and the ticket sales machines and windows to your left of these. The Wide Aisle Gates are towards the middle of the gate line, with the entrance normally being the left-hand one. Don't be tempted to go into the recess on your left-hand side as this leads to the Waterloo & City Line and a series of normally closed exit gates in front of it. Go through the gates.

To Which Platform?

  To the Bakerloo Line
To the Northern Line
To the Jubilee Line
To the Bakerloo Line

The escalators towards the intermediate level concourse are to your left, about 10 o'clock, you normally need the right-hand escalator. Continue to the wall in front of you then turn left and locate the downward escalator in front of you. Go to the intermediate level.

For the Southbound, Platform 4

For step-free access, continue to the far end of this concourse, move to the left-hand side and go through the first gap from the foot of the escalator in front of you. You go up a slope onto the platform, at the rear of the train.

Alternatively, you could take the second turning on your left, follow the left-hand side of the passage, up nine steps onto the platform, again, near the rear of the train.

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For the Northbound, Platform 3

Follow the left-hand side, take the second turning left and follow the right-hand side of the passage. Take the turning right then left again and go down a flight of steps. The passage slopes down then up again before you reach the platform, towards the front of the train.

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To the Northern Line

The escalators towards the intermediate level concourse are to your left, about 10 o'clock, you normally need the right-hand escalator. Continue to the wall in front of you then turn left and locate the downward escalator in front of you. Go to the intermediate level.

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

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To the Jubilee Line

The escalators towards the Jubilee Line are to your right, continue to the wall in front of you, turn right and follow the wall on your left then take the turning left towards the escalators. The right-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to the intermediate level, continue forward to the wall at the end of the passage then turn right.

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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From the Shell Centre Concourse

If you enter the concourse via the London Eye entrance, the ticket sales facilities are on your left, the Wide Aisle Gate is in front of you and the entrance gates just before this, on your right. .

Alternatively, if you enter via the first entrance off York Road, the ticket sales facilities are in front of you, the Wide Aisle Gate to the far right and the entrance gates on your right, as you approach this. Go through the gates, turning right from the Wide Aisle Gate or continue forward from the automatic entrances, to the escalators or steps.

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need and the steps are between the two escalators. Go down to the intermediate level. If you use the steps, you go down three, 5 x 17 then 11 steps into the concourse.

To Which Platform?

  To the Bakerloo Line
To the Northern Line
To the Jubilee Line
To the Bakerloo Line
For the Southbound, Platform 4

Take the first turning right and continue, up a slope onto the platform. You're 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 then take the turning right and left. Go down a flight of steps then follow the passage which slopes down then up again onto the platform. You're near the front of the train.

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To the Northern Line

Take the first turning left, which is actually signed entrance to Jubilee Line. Take the turning left 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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To the Jubilee Line

Take the first turning left and 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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From the Jubilee Line Concourse

Having turned left from the foot of the escalators from exit 2 of the mainline station, or right from Waterloo Road, the ticket sales facilities are along the left-hand wall, the Wide Aisle Gate is at the left-hand end of the gate line in front of you. the automatic entrances are immediately to your right of this. Note that a rope barrier separates the entrance (left) and exit (right) sections of this space. Go through the gates. From here , you can either take the lift to the intermediate or platform level, or use the escalator.

Using the Lift

The passage toward the lift is in front of you, continue into the passage and locate the lift,on your left.

To the Jubilee Line

Go down to platform level, using the bottom button (marked "J"). Leave the lift and continue into the passage running left/right. turn left for the eastbound, platform 6, or right for the westbound, platform 5. In either case, you're about in the middle of the train.

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To Other Platforms

Go down to the intermediate level, using the second button from the bottom (marked "I"). Leave the lift then turn left and continue across the Jubilee Line interchange, ideally through the right-hand of the two passages in front of you then turn left. Continue to the other platforms.

Using the Escalator

Bear right, about 1 o'clock, towards the downward escalators. At the time of our survey, a rope barrier divided this space into the entrance and exit areas, so if you find the barrier, follow this to the wall then move left to the escalators. Go down to the intermediate level. Continue forward from the foot of the escalator into the Jubilee Line interchange.

To the Jubilee Line

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 right, 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 left, 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.

GO TO END

To Other Platforms

Continue forward from the foot of the escalator, across the Jubilee Line interchange and ideally, go through the right-hand of the two passages in front of you then turn left.

This passage contains two travelators with a walkway between them. The right-hand travelator is normally the one you need.

Although slightly against the rules, I suggest it's easiest to continue straight forward beyond the end of the travelators along the passage, which veers right before you reach the intermediate level concourse. Strictly speaking, you should take the turning left after the travelators, turn right, across the foot of the escalators from the Underground concourse and continue along the passage in front of you into the intermediate level concourse. From here, you should turn right and locate the entrance passages to the platforms. Try this, however.

  To the Northern Line
To the Bakerloo Line Southbound
To the Bakerloo Line Northbound
To the Northern Line

Take the turning right, just before the intermediate level concourse 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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To the Bakerloo Line Southbound

Continue, across the foot of the escalators from the Shell Centre concourse and follow the passage in front of you. This passage slopes up onto the platform near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

To the Bakerloo Line Northbound

Continue, across the foot of the escalators from the Shell Centre concourse then turn left and take the second turning right. Follow the right-hand side of the passage, turning right then left, 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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