The Anonymous Widower

Westbound Elizabeth Line To Northbound Thameslink At Farringdon Station

This journey is the reverse of the one I did earlier today in Southbound Thameslink To Eastbound Elizabeth Line At Farringdon Station.

These pictures show my walk at Farringdon station.


  1. This route starts at the Western end of the Elizabeth Line platforms in Farringdon station.
  2. I took the escalator there to the top.
  3. I then walked to the left of the second bank of stairs and escalators.
  4. This took me directly on to the Northbound Thameslink platform.

This route also works if you’re going East on the Elizabeth Line and want to go North on Thameslink.

This second set of pictures show the walk in the reverse direction.

Interchange with the Northbound Thameslink platform is very easy in both directions, as most of the walk between platforms is done on the escalator.


There would appear to be an imbalance of quality between the connections between the Elizabeth Line and the two Thameslink platforms.

  • Those going between the Elizabeth Line and the Northbound Thameslink platform will find it easy, as most of the route is on an escalator.
  • On the other hand, those using the Southbound Thameslink platform at busy times could find it congested and slow.

I suspect that regular users of the station, will develop their own routes through the station.


June 18, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. […] If you want to avoid the lifts, as it appears they can busy, you have to climb the stairs to get to the concourse and then descend to get the escalator down to the Elizabeth Line, that I wrote about in Westbound Elizabeth Line To Northbound Thameslink At Farringdon Station. […]

    Pingback by Southbound Thameslink To Eastbound Elizabeth Line At Farringdon Station « The Anonymous Widower | June 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. Looks like more people on Tlk platforms than Crossrail ones. Still early days and many people won’t realise its been opened yet and the new journey opportuinties.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | June 18, 2022 | Reply

    • I also think there’s a bit of confusion amongst certain passengers, as to when the Elizabeth Line is open at weekends. Because the two ends are being connected up, it can be open on Saturday only, both Saturday and Sunday or not at all.

      A station guy told me, that there have been problems with passengers not touching in when they change lines.

      Comment by AnonW | June 18, 2022 | Reply

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