GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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Lines Served

This is a through station on the District/Circle line, (running northeast/southwest) and Jubilee Line, which runs east/west through the station.

Layout

The station is established on five levels:

  1. The concourse level, which is reached via steps or lift from street level;
  2. the District/Circle Line platforms;
  3. the interchange level;
  4. the Jubilee Line, eastbound and
  5. the Jubilee Line, westbound.

The Concourse

This is an irregular shaped area, reached via steps or lift from street level, see the Environs page for details of entrances and exits. The entrances and exits lead from the east, south or west, the ticket sales windows are on the northwest side, whilst the gate line occupies the northeast side of this area.

The area inside the gates is also irregular, with the steps to the eastbound District/Circle Line from the southwest, the lift to the eastbound District/Circle Line from the north, steps and lift to the westbound District/Circle line to the south and the escalators to the Jubilee Line from the east end of the south side.

The District/Circle Line Platforms

These are two separate platforms, running northeast/southwest, with platform 1, westbound lying southeast of platform 2, eastbound.

Both platforms can be reached via steps or lift from the concourse level.

The Interchange Level

This is divided into two sections which we'll call "east" and "west".

The west section lies under the tracks and platforms of the District/Circle Line and is reached via steps or escalator from either platform.

Escalators connect this section towards the east end of the eastbound Jubilee Line, platform 3.

The east section lies underneath and south of the District/Circle Line and is reached by escalators from the concourse or lift from the westbound District/Circle Line, platform 1. The lift only accesses the interchange level in emergency situations. The lift continues to both Jubilee Line levels, whilst escalators connect this section towards the middle of the eastbound Jubilee Line, platform 3.

The Eastbound Jubilee Line, Platform 3

This level consists of platform 3, lying north of the track, plus the east and west escalator/lift wells.

The east well contains the lift, the foot of the escalators from the west section of the interchange level, plus the top of the escalators and steps down toward the middle of the Jubilee Line, platform 4.

The west well contains the foot of the escalators from the east section of the interchange level and the top of the escalators and steps down towards the east end of the westbound Jubilee Line, platform 4.

The Westbound Jubilee Line, Platform 4

This level consists of platform 4, lying north of the track, plus the east and west escalator/lift wells.

The east well contains the foot of the lift and that of the escalators and steps leading towards the middle of the eastbound Jubilee Line, platform 3.

The west well contains the foot of the escalators and steps towards the east end of the eastbound Jubilee Line, platform 3.

Accessibility

As there is lift access throughout this station, we believe this station is accessible to wheelchair and guide dog users.

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