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Location

The station lies west of the point where Grahams Road (north/south) crosses the tracks.

To the north, an extensive car park lies between the station and Meeks Road (east/west), we'll call this the north car park.

An extensive car park lies to the south, between the station and Garrison Place (east/west), we'll call this the south car park.

Grahams Road and Garrison place are busy major roads, whilst Meeks Road appeared to be a relatively quiet side street at the time of our survey.

Entrances and Exits

There are six entrances/exits to this station, three to each platform.

To Platform 1, Eastbound

There is level access from the north car park to either side of the ticket office building and through the ticket office.

Note that there is also ramp and stepped access from Grahams Road into the north car park, see the Local Features section for details.

The East Entrance

Facing the building, turn left and follow the path (southeast) to the end of the wall on your right then turn right (south) onto the platform. Alternatively, from the ramp from Grahams Road, follow the path which veers right, beyond the foot of the steps to your left. Ignore the first turning left then take the next turning, onto the platform.

The West Entrance

Facing the building, turn right then follow the building on your left (southwest) then turn left (south) and continue onto the platform, the steps to the bridge to platform 1 are a few metres to your right.

Via the Ticket Office

You go through automatic doors (on a sensor) going south into a short lobby with no door on the south side. You're now in the northeast corner of this space, whilst the door to the platform is about in the middle of the opposite side. Bear right (1 o’clock) then continue across the ticket office, the sales windows, with induction loops are to your left. continue, through automatic doors, going south onto the platform.

To Platform 2, Westbound

See the Local Features section for more details.

The West Entrance

From the north side of the Behar car park, you go down four steps, going north onto the platform. These steps are divided into two by a central rail and there's a hand rail to each side.

The Middle Entrance

From the north side of the south car park, you go down a short, steep ramp, going north onto the platform.

The East Entrance

From Grahams Road, just south of the rail bridge, you go down 19 widely spaced, ramped steps, going west, then continue down a ramp onto the platform, near the east end. There’s a hand rail to each side of this walkway.

Local Road Crossings

We found no pedestrian controlled crossings during our survey, however:

Local Buses

On the West Side of Grahams Road

Bus Stop 32526535, between the top of the ramp and steps to the north car park. The shelter has two entrances and a seating rail on the far (west) side.

This stop serves:

Local Features

From Grahams Road to the North Car Park

There is ramp and stairs access to the north car park and level access from there onto platform 1, eastbound.

The Ramp

From just north of the bus shelter, you go down the ramp, going southwest, there's a hand rail to each side. The first tirning on your left is from the foot of the steps. The path veers right (west), the next turning left leads to a building which is not for public use. Continue (west) to the bottom of the slope, the east entrance to the platform is to your left with the station building beyond this.

The Steps

From Grahams Road, just south of the bus shelter, you go down 16 steps, going west, there’s a hand rail to each side. Take the turning left and continue (southwest), the path veers right (west). The next turning left leads to a building which is not for public use. Continue (west) to the bottom of the slope, the east entrance to the platform is to your left with the station building beyond this.

The Station Building, going West

This is an irregular shaped building resembling a half octagon along the south side of the north car park, whilst a flat frontage is presented on platform 1.

From the foot of the ramp from Grahams Road, you pass the east entrance to platform 1 before you reach the building, there are two bollards in this entrance.

Beyond this entrance, the wall runs north/south, there’s a planter off the east end.

The wall veers left (northwest):

  timetables
Scotrail information
pillar for canopy
wall veers left (west)
automatic door leading south into ticket office
taxi pick-up /drop-off point to right
wall veers left (southwest)
wall veers left again (south)
ramp with rail up south to two blank doors
2 steps up east to these doors
station facilities billboard
billboards
ticket machine, under small canopy, a pillar to each side
onto platform 1, via the west entrance

There are two bollards across this entrance. A wooden fence continues (west) between the car park and platform.

West Side of Grahams Road, Going South from Meeks Road

  up slope
shops
dip in pavement, tactile paving indicates traffic island in middle
top of ramp from north car park
bus stop 32526535
steps down west towards north car park
wall
top of slope

Beyond the south end of the bridge, the pavement splits into three sections. The right-hand (west) turning leads to ramped steps to platform 2, westbound. The middle section continues south, past shops, down a steep slope towards Garrison Place. The left-hand section continues south, down ten steps, going south, towards a subway under Garrison Place. There’s a hand rail to each side and the steps are divided by a central rail. Details of this lie beyond the scope of this survey.

The Ramp Leading South

You go down a steep slope, past a turning left down a slope leading east into the subway, onto the pavement of Garrison Place, turn right (west) towards the entrance to the south car park.

North Side of Garrison Place, Going West

  post office
steps down (north) into the south car park
entrance road to south car park

The South Car Park

Turning right (north) from Garrison Place, following the left-hand (west) side, you go down a steep slope, going north. There’s an access road behind the post office leading right (east) and another leading left (west) to the Behar shop on the left. Beyond this is a taxi rank to the right. The pavement veers right (east) from where you turn left (north) down another steep slope, onto platform 2.

South Side of Meeks Road, Going West from Grahams Road

  tactile paving indicates island in middle
down slope
wall on left
slope levels
shops
entrance to north car park

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© 2011, Terry Robinson

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