Platforms 2 - 3, EASTBOUND

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This platform, which runs along the northwest side of the station, includes the terminus platform 3 and the through platform 2. We understand that both platforms serve eastbound trains towards Glasgow, though we found 2 and 4 car stop signs towards the southwest end of the platform which suggests that platform 2 could be used bi-directionally.

The southwest section of this platform includes the buildings alongside (northwest of) platform 2, whilst the northeast section is the island platform with platform 3 lying northwest of platform 2.

There is tactile paving along the edge of each platform.

To Reach

This platform can be reached via the ramp from Arthurlie Street, see the Environs page for details, or via steps from the ticket office.

Via the Stairs

From the main passage of the ticket office, you go up nine then 23 steps, going southwest into the building near the southwest end of platform 2. Turn left (180 degrees), up the slight slope then turn right, through the door onto the platform.

At the Top of the Steps

Southwest Side

  4 seats, windows behind

Southeast Side, Going Northeast

  windows, double door to platform 2

Northeast Side

  wall with billboards

Northwest Side, Going Southwest

wall retreats across steps down northeast to ticket office

Platform 2, From the Southwest

All features are on the left-hand (northwest) side, unless stated otherwise.

  rough area, off end of platform
bridge over Arthurlie Street, metal railings on left
lamp post, 2 and 4 car stop
lamp post
building with canopy outside, sand bin on southwest side
platform now about 1.5 metres wide
door to steps to ticket office
wall retreats
waiting room starts
door to waiting room, push button right (northeast) of door
building ends
2 x 4 seats
2 planters
lamp post
wall retreats to open area

Southwest Side, Going Northwest

  help point, facing northeast
departure screen
ticket machine, under small canopy

Continuing Northeast

  bike racks
lamp post, CCTV,Way Out
4 seats
ramp from Arthurlie Street
island platform starts

The Island Platform, from the Southwest

This platform is about five metres wide at the beginning, narrowing progressively towards the end. All features are in the middle, unless stated otherwise.

  beginning of track 3 on left
lamp post, CCTV, 2 car stop (for platform 2)
lamp post
lamp post, 4 car stop (for platform 2)
assistance ramp
sand bin
lamp post, CCTV
lamp post, Barrhead
platform about two metres wide
slope off end

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