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Southwark Underground Station - Alighting from the Jubilee Line

68 - 70 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8JZ

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Introduction - Alighting/Transferring (the Jubilee Line)

  • Exit Points View
    • There is step free access, via lift, from the Jubilee line platforms to Blackfriars Road (route 1).
      There is stepped and escalator access from the Jubilee line platforms to Waterloo East station (route 2).
  • Exit Route Summary View
    • This access guide describes the shortest step free route to the Blackfriars Road exit (route 1).
      The approximate distance of this route is 60 metres.
      Alternatively, there is stepped/escalator access to the Waterloo East station (route 2).
  • Distance(s) from Platform(s) to Exit(s) View
    • The shortest distance (step free) to an exit from the Jubilee line (eastbound and westbound) is approximately 60m.
    • The exit referenced above is Blackfriars Road exit.
    • The shortest distance (stepped/escalator) to the Jubilee line (eastbound and westbound) is approximately 100m.
    • The exit referenced above is Waterloo East station.

Platform(s) (Route 1 - To Blackfriars Road - Alight Train onto Platform 1 (Westbound))

  • Platform Information View
    • This is a straight platform.
    • The platform is flat throughout its length.
    • The platform does not have tactile markings on its edge.
    • The edge of the platform is not clearly marked.
    • There are automatic platform screen doors.
    • The opening widths of the double automatic platform screen doors are 200cm.
    • The opening widths of the single automatic platform screen doors are 135cm.
    • Doors do not contrast visually with their immediate surroundings.
    • The maximum gap between the platform and train when boarding/alighting is 8cm.
    • There are tube maps, Jubilee line maps, digital display(s) for train times and Night Tube and London Overground maps on this platform.
    • Signage on this platform includes; directional to lifts, directional to way out, directional to mainline station and level access boarding.
    • Announcements on this platform are audio and visual.
    • There are 2 help points on this platform.
    • The help points are not fitted with hearing loop systems.
    • The height of the buttons at the help point(s) are; 110cm (emergency) and 120cm (information).
    • There is fixed bench seating with armrests on this platform.
    • The height of the seating is 49cm.
    • The width of the majority of seats is 53cm.
    • The colour contrast for the seating is good.
    • Perch seating is available on this platform.
    • Perch seating is at a height of 84cm.
    • The colour contrast between the wall and platform is poor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Access from the Platform View
    • There is/are 4 exit point(s) from this platform.

Platform(s) (Route 1 - To Blackfriars Road - Alight Train onto Platform 2 (Eastbound))

  • Platform Information View
    • This is a straight platform.
    • The platform is flat throughout its length.
    • The platform does not have tactile markings on its edge.
    • The edge of the platform is not clearly marked.
    • There are automatic platform screen doors.
    • The opening widths of the double automatic platform screen doors are 200cm.
    • The opening widths of the single automatic platform screen doors are 135cm.
    • Doors do not contrast visually with their immediate surroundings.
    • The maximum gap between the platform and train when boarding/alighting is 8cm.
    • There are tube maps, Jubilee line maps, digital display(s) for train times and Night Tube and London Overground maps on this platform.
    • Signage on this platform includes; directional to lifts, directional to way out and directional to mainline station.
    • Announcements on this platform are audio and visual.
    • There are 2 help points on this platform.
    • The help points are not fitted with hearing loop systems.
    • The height of the buttons at the help point(s) are; 110cm (emergency) and 120cm (information).
    • There is fixed bench seating with armrests on this platform.
    • The height of the seating is 49cm.
    • The width of the majority of seats is 53cm.
    • The colour contrast for the seating is good.
    • Perch seating is available on this platform.
    • Perch seating is at a height of 84cm.
    • The colour contrast between the wall and platform is poor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Access from the Platform View
    • There is/are 4 exit point(s) from this platform.

Route 1 - Access between Platform 1 (Jubilee Line Westbound) and Platform 2 (Jubilee Line Eastbound)

  • There is step free access between platform 1 and platform 2.
  • The approximate distance between the platforms is 40 metres.
  • If alighting the train on platform 2 (eastbound), head towards the exit located on the far left hand side.
  • Continue ahead straight through to platform 1.
  • Having entered platform 1, turn left and head towards the lift.
  • There is clear directional signage from platform 2 to the lift on platform 1.

Lift (Route 1 - To Blackfriars Road - Take the Lift to Main Ticket Hall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far right hand side of platform 1 as you alight the train.
  • There are signs indicating the accessible route to the lift from the concourse.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 175cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Route 1 - To Blackfriars Road - Take Ramp Down to Main Ticket Hall)

  • There is a ramp/slope located to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The ramp/slope is used to access the main ticket hall.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope does not have resting areas.
  • The ramp/slope is approximately 6m in length.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.

Concourse (Route 1 - To Blackfriars Road - Pass Through the Ticket Barriers and Concourse Area)

  • Access View
    • There is level access throughout this concourse area.
    • Pass through the barriers on the left hand side.
      After the barriers, proceed straight ahead until you reach the Blackfriars Road exit.
  • Barriers View
    • The width of the standard barriers is 61cm.
    • The ticket slot heights for the standard barriers are 83cm (insert ticket) and 102cm (remove ticket).
    • The Oyster card reader height is 105cm for the standard barriers.
    • The width of the wider access barriers is 105cm.
    • The ticket slot heights for the wider access barriers are 92cm (insert ticket) and 102cm (remove ticket).
    • The Oyster card reader height is 98cm for the wider access barriers.
    • Staff are available to provide assistance at the barriers.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are tube maps, TFL maps, Jubilee line maps and service update boards in this concourse area.
    • Signage in this concourse area includes; directional to lines, directional to lifts and directional to exits.
  • Other Features and Facilities View
    • There is 1 help point in this concourse area.
    • The help point is fitted with a hearing loop system.
    • The height of the buttons at the help point(s) are; 130cm (emergency) and 120cm (information).
    • The Oyster machine controls/screen heights vary between 105cm and 130cm.
    • Announcements in this concourse area are audio and visual.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in this concourse area is fair.
    • Seating is not available in this concourse area.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Lift (Route 1 - To Blackfriars Road - Take the Lift up to Blackfriars Road)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the station exit stairs.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 175cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Route 2 - To Waterloo East Station

  • The approximate distance of this route is 100 metres (not including steps and escalators).
  • This route includes; 14 steps and 2 sets of escalators.
  • The steps are clearly marked and have handrails on both sides.
  • Step 1 - Alight the train and leave the platform via the exit second from the right (platform 1 westbound) or second from the left (platform 2 eastbound).
  • Step 2 - Take the steps up to the Jubilee line concourse and take the first escalator on the left.
  • Step 3 - At the top of the escalator, turn right and follow the signs to Waterloo East station towards a second set of escalators.
  • Step 4 - Take the escalators up to the Waterloo East ticket hall.
  • Step 5 - From the Waterloo East ticket hall, continue ahead through the barriers and into Waterloo East station.