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Location

The station is located in the rectangle between Gordon Street (north), Argyle Street (south), Union Street (east) and Hope Street (west).

Entrances/Exits

The station has six pedestrian entrances/exits:

The vehicle entrance is from the east side of Hope Street, which now only leads to a turning circle within the station. We understand this is for emergency vehicles only.

The main entrance from Gordon Street

The entrance is divided by a pillar at each end of the passage which runs south into the concourse. There's tactile matting at each end of this passage.

The section of Gordon Street between the main entrance and the door to the travel centre is under cover.

East Side Going South

  tactile mat
vacant unit (to be coffee shop), entrance on Gordon Street and in passage
Currency Exchange, tactile mat outside

North End

  newspaper stall, north of pillar

The pillar has large gates which can close the station.

West Side, Going South

  tactile mat
travel centre
wall juts out
fire exit
tactile mat into main concourse

The Union Street Entrance

There's tactile mat before the top of the steps. Go down 12 steps, going east, there's a wide landing with more tactile mat before you go down 16 steps, going east into Union Street.

There's a newspaper stand on the corner of the north side of this entrance.

The steps are divided into two sets by a central rail.

North Side of Landing

  blank door, towards east end of landing

South Side of Landing, Going East

  fire exit
blank door

The Hope Street Entrance

You enter going east, up a slope into the northwest corner of the concourse. Note, there is only one set of tactile matting in this entrance, as opposed to the Gordon Street entrance, where there are two.

North Side

  blank

South Side

  2 fire doors
6 steps up to raised platform beside Marks & Spencer

From the East Side of Hope Street into the Low Level Concourse

You go in through the first turning right from the junction of Argyle and Hope Streets, facing east into the low level concourse. As you continue forward, you pass the lift, escalators and stairs to the main concourse on your left before you reach the ticket sales windows.

From the North Side of Argyle Street into the Low Level Concourse

You go through the turning under the rail bridge, facing north into the low level concourse. Continue to the far side for the escalators or take the turning left for the ticket sales windows which will be on your right beyond the escalators.

From the South Side of Argyle Street

The entrance is under the rail bridge, you go over a slight lip in the floor then go down nine steps, going south, turn right (180 degrees, north) then go down nine steps, going north, to the intermediate level. You're at the south end of the east passage. You pass an open area to your right, then a pillar in the middle of the passage before you reach the south gate line.

Local Road Crossings

We surveyed the following junctions:

All these junctions have Pelican crossings at each arm, with push buttons and rotating cones to your right as you face the crossing.

All crossings are indicated by tactile paving, though this is made up of metal studs which become very slippery when wet.

Traffic flows north along Hope Street and south on Union Street.

Local Buses

The following stops were noted at the time of our survey:

Stop GL5

First Glasgow: X3, X4 and X5.
Hendersons: 68.

Stop GL7

Arriva: 3, 23, 23C, 24, 25, 25A, 36, 38 and 39.
Glasgow Citybus: 17.
First Glasgow: 303.
Beta Bus: 40.

Stop GL8

First Glasgow: 3, 7, 23, 40, 54, 55, 59, 61 and 75.
Paid Travel: 59.

Stop GL9

First Glasgow: 12, 19, 29, 38, 45, 45C, 56 and 138.
Canavan: 38.

Stop GL30

First Glasgow; 1, 12, 20, 54 and 66.
Caledonia: 7, 16, 44, 55, 75, 9, 18, 44A 56, 116, 5A, 44 and 66.
McKindless: 75.
Stage Coach: 175.

Stop GL31

Arriva: 3, 25, 39, 23, 25A, 23C, 36, 24 and 38.
First Glasgow: 303.
City Sprinter: 38.
Beta Buses: 40.
Stage Coach Western: 4.
Dixon's of Erskine: 38.

Stop GL32

First Glasgow: 23, 29, 38, 45, 47, 78, 57, 59, 138X and 78.

Stop GL 33

First Glasgow: 40, 43, 61, 62, 203, 240, 255, 262, 263 and 267.
McKindless: 67.
Stage Coach Glasgow: 162.

Local Features

Argyle Street, North Side, Going West from Union Street

  crossing of Argyle Street, west of Union Street
Italmania, coffee shop
Scottish Transport Credit Union Ltd
Grant Arms, pub
Mitchells, amusement arcade
imitation tree
2 entrances to Internacionale, women's clothes
The Card Factory, closed at the time of our survey
Sweet Mews, sweets
Blue Lagoon, chip shop etc.
Apollo, blinds
The Beauty Spot
The Cheque Centre
Hielanman's Lounge Bar
station entrance
Ladbrokes
Carfone Repair Centre
Smarts, unisex hair dresser
window of Caffe l'Ombrellone
crossing of Argyle Street, east of Hope Street

Gordon Street, North Side, Going East from Hope Street

  crossing of Gordon Street, west of Hope Street
shelter, on pavement for taxi queue
taxi pick-up point, at east end of shelter, opposite the station entrance
crossing of Gordon Street, west of Union and Renfield streets

Gordon Street, South Side, Going West from Union Street

  crossing of Gordon Street, west of Union and Renfield streets
The Link
Newsbox, newsagent
wall retreats
The Blue Lagoon, fish and chip shop
wall retreats
vacant unit, bike parks in front
station entrance
bus stop, on right (north) for Queen Street Station and Buchanan Street bus station
west entrance to travel centre
Grand Central Hotel
crossing of Gordon Street, east of Hope Street

Hope Street, East Side, Going North from Argyle Street

  crossing of Hope Street, north of Argyle Street
entrance to low level station
McGinns, pub
gap into unused parts of station
wall with windows
Oddbins
vehicle entrance to station
wall with windows
QL Health and Leisure Club
Havana Restaurant, tapas restaurant
steps up to Havana Bar
entrance to mainline station, crossing of Hope Sttreet to left
Grand Central Hotel
crossing of Hope Street, south of Gordon Street
statue, on corner near the kerb

Hope Street, West Side, Going North from Argyle Street

The following features are to your right (east).

  crossing of Hope Street, north of Argyle Street
2 phone boxes
narrow entry
Bus Stop GL 5
Bus Stop GL 7
Bus Stop GL 8
Waterloo Street going west
crossing of Hope Street, to station entrance
Bus Stop GL 9
crossing to Gordon Street

Union Street, East Side, Going South from Gordon Street

The following features are to your right, (west).

  crossing of Union Street, towards station
2 posts
2 phone boxes
sign across pavement posts each side
Bus Stop GL 30
Bus Stop GL 31
Bus Stop GL 32
Bus Stop GL 33
2 phone boxes
crossing of Union Street north of Argyle Street

Union Street, West Side, Going South from Gordon Street

  crossing of Union Street, south of Gordon Street
The Link
Travelcare
doorway, not known
Jessops, photographic
Subway, sandwiches and coffee
Wimpy Bar
Hallmark, card shop, closed at the time of our survey
steps into station
Underground, restaurant
The King's Lodge, Chinese buffet restaurant
Timpsons, shoe repair, key cutting
entrance to Caledonian Chambers
Greggs, baker
Vacant
entrance under station, not for public use
Gforce, PC and Console Technology
Colors, clothes
Millets, outdoor
steps up west, not for public use
vacant
Newsbox, newsagent
entrance to Stanley Racing
Rennie Mackintosh Hotel
Baker's Oven
blank door
Next Clearance
up steps to Skint, alteration tailors
Gamestation
City Barbers
Vacant
D2, clothes
The Trees, family restaurant, up two steps
gary jules, record shop
J and D Factory Outlet, gents clothes
Cathouse, nightclub
Dollond & Aitchison, opticians
The Pizza Pasta Take-away
Italmania
crossing of Union Street, north of Argyle Street

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