Platforms 3 and 4

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To Reach

Assuming the anti-clockwise traffic flow through the station, we presume you take the steps leading up west from the main corridor. From the main corridor, go up 14 then 16 steps, going west onto the middle of the island platform.

To Leave

Assuming the intended anti-clockwise traffic flow through the station, we presume you should leave the platform via the steps going down west. From the middle of the island platform, go down 16 then 14 steps, going west into the main corridor.

General Information

There is clear tactile paving along each edge of the platform and a metal drainage grating runs along the middle of the open sections. There is no tactile at either the foot or top of the steps between the main corridor and the platform. Each set of steps is divided into two by a central rail.

All features are in the middle of the island unless stated otherwise.

Since the buildings exhibit different features on each platform, we've departed from our usual practices and described the buildings in total rather than as isolated features along each platform.

The Island Platform 3 and 4, from the East End

  slope off end
lamp post
name board with two posts
2 posts
covered area starts
pillar on each platform
bike rack

The First Building

East End

  blank door

North (Platform 3) Side

  wall with windows
conference room
blank door
ladies toilet
gents toilet

South (Platform 4) Side

  blank door

West Side

  blank door

Continuing West, Beyond the First Building

  bin, in gap

The Second Building

East Side

  blank wall

North (Platform 3) Side

  bench

South (Platform 4) Side

  blank wall

West Side

  lift, call button to the north of the door

The Third Building

East Side

  lift, call button north of the door

North (platform 3) Side

  fire alarm
blank door

South (Platform 4) Side

  departures screen, in gap between second and third building
bench

West Wall

  cupboard containing fire equipment

The East Stairwell

North (Platform 3) Side

  bench

South (Platform 4) Side

  bench

West Side

  trolley point

Continuing Beyond the East Stairwell

  pillar on each platform
2 departures screens facing west
cross-shaped information board
pillar on each platform
2 departures screens facing east

The West Stairwell

East Side

  2 phone boxes

North (Platform 3) Side

  bench

South (Platform 4) Side

  bench

West Side

  pillar each side at top of steps

The Fourth Building

East Side

  wall with 2 windows

North (Platform 3) Side

  ramp entrance to waiting room
3 benches, departures screen above, facing east
blank door

South (Platform 4) Side

  bench
ramp entrance to waiting room
departure screen overhead facing both ways
2 benches
blank door
2 benches

West Side

  blank door

Continuing Beyond the Fourth Building

  2 pairs of pillars
2 back-to-back benches
bench facing platform 3
girder on each platform
2 back-to-back benches with billboard
girder on each platform
2 back-to-back benches with billboard
girder on each platform
billboard
2 pairs of girders
end of covered area
5 pairs of lamp posts, including name board between last two
slope off end

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CARDIFF Central Station

© 2004, Terry Robinson