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Location

The station lies between the A89 (east/west) to the north and Devon View Street (west) to the south. Broomknoll Street (north) and Cairnhill Road (south) run along the east boundary of the station. We understand that the name of this north/south road changes at the crossing just outside the main entrance.

Broomknoll Street continues across the A89 via a roundabout junction, into the town centre.

Entrances and Exits

There are six entrances/exits to this station:

The East Entrance to Platform 3

From Broomknoll Street, just south of the roundabout, you go up a slight slope, leading west, past covered bike racks on the south side then you cross the path, leading south from the pavement of the A89. From here you can turn left (south) for the steps, or continue (west) up the ramp.

The Steps

You go up four steps, going south. Turn right (west), go up nine then nine steps, going west. Turn left (south) and go up five steps, going south, onto platform 3, near the east end. There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of these steps, which have a hand rail to each side.

The Ramp

The ramp continues west. turn left (south) at the top onto platform 3, a few metres east of the steps to the bridge.

The Middle Entrance to Platform 3

From the A89, you go up nine then nine steps, going south onto the platform, just east of the foot of the steps to the bridge. There’s a hand rail to each side of these steps and tactile paving at the top and bottom.

The West Entrance to Platform 3

From the pavement on the south side of the A89 you take the turning south then left east and follow the ramp to the top. The door to the lift is in front of you, turn right (south) onto the platform, west of the middle.

The Main Entrance

This is the original main entrance to the station. From the west side of Cairnhill Road/Broomknoll Street, you go up a very steep ramp, going west, with a hand rail to each side, into the ticket office. The sales window is in front of you, turn left (south) onto platform 1. Continue (west) on platform 1 then take the right turn (north) for platform 2.

The East Entrance to the Car Park

From the west side of Cairnhill Road, you go up ten then one step, going west then turn left (south) towards the car park.

As you reach the car park, after a few metres, you can turn right (west) then right again (north) for the steps to platforms 1 - 2. You go up eight steps, going north then continue, past the end of track 1, before turning left (west) and going up the slope onto platform 1. For platform 2, continue, past the ticket office then take the turning right to platform 2.

There's tactile paving at the top and bottom of these steps and a hand rail to each side. There's a hand rail to each side of the slight slope across the end of track 1, then a hand rail on your right only, as you go up towards the platform.

The South Entrance to the Car Park

There's level access from the north side of Devon View Street into the car park. You can continue north, across the car park, the disabled persons bays are along the north side, between the foot of the steps (east) and the ramp (west) to platforms 1 - 2.

The steps are the ones mentioned above. To use the ramp, follow the north side, going west then turn right (180 degrees) and go up the slope, there's a hand rail to each side. Turn left at the top, continue across the end of track 1, to your left then turn left (west) and go up the slope onto platform 1. For platform 2, continue, past the ticket office then take the turning right to platform 2. There's a hand rail to each side of the slight slope across the end of track 1, then a hand rail on your right only, as you go up towards the platform.

Local Road Crossings

The Junction of Broomknoll Street (North/South) and the A89, (East/West)

South Arm, Broomknoll Street

The crossing is south of the rail bridge, just beyond the main entrance. This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving and sounder which controls the whole junction. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction.

West Arm, A89

This crossing is west of the roundabout, just beyond the east entrance.

This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving and sounder, the post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction.

North Arm, Broomknoll Street

We found no crossing of this arm of the junction during our survey.

The Junction of Cairnhill Road (North/South) and Devon View Street (West)

This is a T-junction with a single-stage crossing with tactile paving at each arm. The post, with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction at any of these crossings.

Local Buses

On the North Side of Devon View Street

Bus Stop 6160966, with no shelter, serves:

On the South Side of Devon View Street

We found no stop number at the time of our survey.

This stop serves:

East Side of Broomknoll Street

Bus Stop 6160947, Airdrie Broomknoll Street/Callon Street, a few metres north of the roundabout serves:

On the West Side of Broomknoll Street, North of the Roundabout

Bus Stop 6160946, no shelter, a few metres north of the roundabout, serves:

Local Features

The North Side of Devon View Street, Going West

  tactile paving indicates crossing
car park entrance leading north
bike lockers inside car park west of entrance
Bus Stop 6160966

South Side of Devon View Street, Going West

  tactile paving indicates crossing
Bus stop, no number found during our survey

West Side of Cairnhill Road, going North from Devon View Street

  post box on left
tactile paving indicates crossing
railings on right
east entrance to car park on left
taxi rank to right
rail along edge of pavement
gap in railings opposite steps up west, not for public use
rail resumes
gap to crossing
phone box on right
ramp to platforms 1 – 2 on left
under rail bridge
railings on right
path leads west, east entrance to platform 3
roundabout with A89

South Side of the A89, Going West from Broomknoll Street

  path leads towards east entrance to platform 3
gap in railings, crossing of A89
bushes on left, metal rail on right
middle entrance to platform 3
low sign post, over pavement
bushes on left, railings on right
post on left
west entrance to platform 3

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