THE NORTHERN LINE PLATFORMS

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Overview

This is an island platform running approximately northwest/southeast with the northbound, platform 1 lying southwest of the southbound, platform 2.

There is tactile paving along the edges of the platforms.

There are four passages between the platforms, each of which leads to 20 steps to/from the intermediate level.

To Reach

From the foot of the escalators from the Underground Concourse

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

From the Shell Centre Concourse

Take the first turning left (passage 3) then turn left again 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 of the train.

The second passage from the foot of the escalators (passage 4) is also an entrance, again you'd turn left then left and go down a flight of steps to platform level.

To Leave

The official exit is passage 5, which is the second passage from the rear of northbound, front of southbound trains.

Enter the passage, turn towards the rear (northbound) or front (southbound), go up a flight of steps then turn right. Continue into the intermediate level concourse, this is the second passage (signed no entry) from the foot of the escalators to the Underground concourse, which are to your left.

The Northbound, Platform 1, from the Front (Northwest)

  wall at end
platform widens
passage to southbound, exit to South Bank and Jubilee Line, via passage 3
help point
billboard
4 seats
billboard
passage to southbound, exit to South Bank Centre, via passage 4
billboard
pocket map dispenser
Tube map
4 seats
Tube map
billboard
passage to southbound, exit to Bakerloo, Waterloo & City and National Rail, via passage 5
help point
2 billboards
4 seats
2 billboards
pocket map dispenser
blank doors with fire equipment
4 seats
billboard
large poster
2 billboards
4 seats
passage to southbound, entrance from intermediate level concourse
help point
poster
4 seats
2 posters
platform narrows
wall at end

The Southbound, Platform 2, from the Rear (Northwest)

  wall at end
platform widens
4 seats
passage to northbound, exit to Jubilee Line and South Bank, via passage 3
poster
help point
billboard
4 seats
passage to northbound, exit, Royal Festival Hall, and South Bank Centre, via passage 4
billboard
Tube map
4 seats
map of Northern Line
billboard
passage to northbound, exit to Waterloo & City, Bakerloo and National Rail, via passage 5
help point
2 billboards
4 seats
Tube map
billboard
defibrillator
blank door
fire point
billboard
4 seats
help point
passage to northbound, entrance from intermediate level concourse
4 seats
platform narrows
wall at end

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