The year is 1986. Though You-Know-Who has been dead for nearly five years, there are still whispers that this may not be so; there is still fear of his name; there is still the threat of another uprising.
"All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Don't stop and don't be scared you'll crash into it, that's very important. Best do it at a bit of a run if you're nervous." Molly Weasely
A "tiny, dark platform" where the Hogwarts Express ends its journey north from Platform Nine-And-Three-Quarters. The station is located near the
lake, and from there a road extends around the lake to Hogwarts Castle (PA5, GF11). The station is actually quite a distance from the town itself, being on the
opposite side of the Hogwarts grounds.