The Anonymous Widower

Waterloo Upgrade August 2017 – Mid-Platform Entrance/Exit On Platforms 23/24 At Waterloo Station

These pictures show the mid-platform entrance/exit on Platforms 23/24 at Waterloo station.


  • This mid-platform entrance/exit must mean that Platforms 20 to 24 effectively have a double-deck gate line.
  • Access is also to the Waterloo and City Line.

This article in Rail Engineer, which is entitled Waterloo and South West Route Upgrade, says this.

Improvements in access to the Bakerloo, Northern and Jubilee tube lines from platforms 1/2 and 3/4 and from the former International terminal.

These pictures were taken at 09:30 at the end of the Peak.

When finished it looks like it will be impressive.

Will the access on Platforms 1/2 and 3/4 be double-escalator like this access on the former International platforms?

As I indicated in Waterloo’s Wide Platforms, the design of the older platforms isn’t cramped, so it could be possible.

Incidentally, I couldn’t see any lifts on Platforms 23/24, but these structures behind the grey hoardings could be for lifts.

Will there be any platforms in the UK with better step-free access?

And it’s not as if the platforms are for an exotic destination like Cardiff, Huddersfield or Norwich, although I suspect services will go to the regal delights of Windsor! Will Liz be amused?

August 8, 2017 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


  1. […] gates are reversible, that surely is enough to cope with the Peak, especially as there is a mid-platform entrance/exit on some platforms to the […]

    Pingback by Waterloo Upgrade August 2017 – Waterloo’s Wide Platforms « The Anonymous Widower | August 8, 2017 | Reply

  2. There’s actually an undercroft they open at peak times according to DG’s blog- maybe worth braving the evening peak to visit? (photo:

    Comment by jeremy | August 8, 2017 | Reply

  3. Thanks for that. I was pretty certain there was something.

    Living here in Dalston, Waterloo is not the easiest station to use, as it os easier to pick up South Western services at Clapham Junction or Richmond.

    The opening of the new Bank entrance to the Waterloo and City Line will help.

    I always remember parking under the International platforms and going for a weekend in Paris with my late wife.

    Comment by AnonW | August 9, 2017 | Reply

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