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Location

The station is located on a viaduct which runs east/west to the south of Kirkintilloch Road at about the roof level of nearby houses and business premises. The viaduct crosses Crowhill Road (southwest) and Springfield Road (south).

Springfield Road leads under the tracks, to the junction with Arnold Avenue (southwest) before continuing south, beyond the scope of this survey.

Crowhill Road leads southwest, from Kirkintilloch Road, a few metres west of Springfield Road, whilst Kenmure Avenue leads north, almost opposite Crowhill Road.

Entrances and Exits

There are three entrances/exits to this station:

Via the Ramp Leading West from Springfield Road, just North of Arnold Avenue

The foot of the ramp is a few metres north of the junction of Springfield Road (north/south) and Arnold Avenue, (southwest). You go up a steep slope leading west. There's a wire mesh fence with a hand rail to each side.

As you reach the top of the ramp, the door to the ticket office is in front of you. turn right then continue, beyond the wall on your left, onto platform 2. You're about in the middle of the platform.

Via the Ramp from Springfield Road, just South of Kirkintilloch Road

The foot of the ramp is just south of the pavement along Kirkintilloch Road, you go up southwest, between a shop to your left and a wall to your right. The wall on the right is replaced by a wooden fence before you reach the top of this slope.

At the top of the slope, the wall in front has cycle racks and a bin, the steps up to the platform lead to your left (south). Turn left (180 degrees, east) and continue up the ramp. There's a wire mesh fence and a hand rail to each side. Turn right at the top onto platform 1. You're near the east end of the platform.

Via the Ramp then Steps from Springfield Road, just South of Kirkintilloch Road.

The foot of the ramp is just south of the pavement along Kirkintilloch Road, you go up southwest, between a shop on your left and a wall on your right. The wall on your right is replaced by a wooden fence before you reach the top of this slope.

At the top of the slope, the wall in front has cycle racks and a bin, the steps up to the platform lead to your left (south). These steps are divided into two by a central rail, there was no indication of which side is preferred at the time of our survey. Turn left (south) then go up 12, three then one step, going south, onto platform 1. You're about in the middle of the platform.

Local Road Crossings

Springfield road

We found no pedestrian controlled crossings of this road, though it didn't seem very busy at the time of our survey. Note, however, that there's no pavement under the bridge on the left-hand (west) side, so we suggest you cross at the foot of the ramp before turning left towards Kirkintilloch Road.

Kirkintilloch Road

We noted two crossings with rotating cones and sounders:

East of Springfield Road

This crossing is beyond the parade of shops to your right as you come out of Springfield Road. This is a single-stage crossing with a central island with tactile paving throughout. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction. Note that the post to your left had no cone at the time of our survey.

West of Springfield Road.

This is the more relevant crossing to this survey, as there's a bus stop immediately to your left as you reach the north side of Kirkintilloch road.

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

As you reach the north side of Kirkintilloch Road, Kenmure Avenue is to your right, whilst the bus stop is a few metres to your left.

Kenmure Avenue

This is a single-stage crossing, with tactile paving. The posts, with push button and rotating cone are north of the crossing, that is to your left as you cross away from the bus stop, or to your right as you cross towards it.

Note that this crossing shares the sounder with the crossing of Kirkintilloch Road, mentioned above.

Crowhill Road

There is no pedestrian controlled crossing of this road at the junction with Kirkintilloch Road. This seemed to be a quiet side street at the time of our survey.

Local Buses

South Side of Kirkintilloch Road

Bishopbriggs Triangle, between Springfield Road and the car park entrance, serves:

On the North Side of Kirkintilloch road

The stop is a few metres west of Kenmure Avenue, serving:

Local Features

East Side of Springfield Road, Going North

  under bridge, rail on right
vehicle access to shopping precinct
sports shop
pub
Kirkintilloch Road

Sout Side of Kirkintilloch Road, Going East from the Crossing

  crossing
open space with seats and bushes
Crowhill Road
wall
Springfield road
canopy outside shopping precinct
canopy ends
bus stop, Bishopbriggs Triangle
crossing of Kirkintilloch road
entrance to car park

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© 2009, Terry Robinson

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