THE TAXI RANK
This would normally be part of the Environs section, but itís actually under cover and is bounded to the east by some facilities of the station, so weíll give it a separate section in this guide under Detailed Description.
The entrance/exit to the concourse leads south from the southeast corner of this space, which includes the turning circle for taxis and other vehicles. The east side includes the vehicle entrance/exits through a building which includes the toilets, Reception and a route to the Trinity shopping mall. The middle of this area, which is not completely covered, includes the short stay car park for the station. There are six accessible parking spaces at the south end of this space (nearest to the entrance to the concourse).
Note that the long stay car park we discovered lies west of the station and can be reached via the bridge. Details of this car park lie beyond the scope of this survey.
station entrance/exit, tactile flooring|
tactile paving to right, indicates route onto pavement
taxi pick-up, to right
taxi drop-off, to right
I must confess to being puzzled as to why the drop-off is beyond the pick-up point, but thatís what we observed at the time of our survey.
fence beside platform 6 north|
emergency exit from travel centre|
door to toilets
Station Reception, intercom button left of door
You go in facing east then up two flights of steps. Turn right at the top, go through the first door on your left then turn left (north) and go through the door in front of you. It may be best to ask for assistance at the intercom.
rail across, before vehicle entrance
tactile paving left (west) of the rail, this is not a controlled crossing
tactile paving on each side of central island
British Transport Police to right, 5 bollards in front
The intercom button is in a rectangular metal housing to your right of the door.
wall juts out
rail between 2 bollards on left
turn right (east) for the Trinity shopping mall.
Note that thereís a pillar leaning in from the left, this is nasty, keep right!
© 2010, Terry Robinson