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Farringdon Underground Station

London Underground Ltd., Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY

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  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Farringdon.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Farringdon.

Opening Times (Station)

  • This service is open 24 hours.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

Outside Access (Main Entrance **DO NOT USE**)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Cowcross Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 285cm (9ft 4in).

Level Change (Main Entrance **DO NOT USE**)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the threshold.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • Lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • The first photograph shows the ticket barrier with the extra wide barrier on the right.
    • The second photograph shows the concourse between the barriers and the steps to the platforms.


Lift (Elizabeth Line)

Train Station

  • There are generally 3 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is an office to obtain help.
  • The station is not staffed between 00:00 - 06:30.
  • This office is located on platform 4.
  • There is a ticket office.
  • The ticket office is located on the right as you enter the main concourse.
  • The ticket office is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are London Underground, Thameslink, and Elizabeth Line. Farringdon Underground station is served by the London Underground Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
  • There is not a taxi rank at the station.
  • There are 4 platform(s) in the station.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Wider ticket barriers are available to access platforms.
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the platform(s).
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the main station concourse.
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • London Underground services run from platforms 1 and 2.
    • Thameslink services run from platforms 3 and 4.
    • Elizabeth Line services run from platforms A and B.

Train Station Platform (**DO NOT USE**)

  • This information is for platform(s) 1-2-3-4.
  • The platform(s) accessed by steps only is / are 1-2-3-4.
  • Comments View
    • The platforms 3 southbound and 4 northbound are the First Capitol Connect platforms.
    • The platforms 1 southbound and 2 northbound are the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City underground platforms.

Level Change (Platforms)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located from the concourse to the platforms.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.