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    how do i know if i am standing on the right platform in train stations there is a platform for trains going to the right and left how do i know which platform to stand on??

    (Original post by jonnypdot)
    how do i know if i am standing on the right platform in train stations there is a platform for trains going to the right and left how do i know which platform to stand on??
    You need to look at the big sign which show all the stops. They look something like this:

    You can always ask a staff member for the platform if you are not sure.

    Find the line you need to be on to get from station A to station B.
    When you go to the station you will either have the option of going Eastbound/Westbound OR Northbound/Southbound
    Look at the tube map and if Station B is East of Station A then go eastbound, or check the image like the one above and it will tell you all the tube stops on the eastbound/westbound tube line.
    Follow the signs leading you to the direction of the tube you need to be on.

    Find the tube line you need to be on
    Figure out which direction you need to go
    Follow the signs

    there will be a sign right before you walk onto any platform (poster above has put a picture) which will only show the stops the train on that platform is stopping on, just check before you go on the platform

    If it's just one line you need (no transfers) then it will all be okay. Just remember the name of the station you are going to and then look for it on the walls (there will usually be a line map, as posted above, where you split for the platforms) and choose the right side like that.

    If you're transferring, you need to remember where you've planned to transfer and use the same method.

    And don't be afraid to ask a passer by or better, staff at the station.
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