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Location

The station is about 150 metres east of the town centre, on the north side of a large forecourt. Station Road leads south from the forecourt to the junction of Kempock Street (west), Kempock Place (south) and Shore Street (east).

Entrances and Exits

There are two entrances/exits to this station:

The Main Entrance

As you face the station building from the forecourt, the automatic doors are towards the left-hand end. You go through these doors into the ticket office. The sales window is to your right, continue forward, through another set of automatic doors into the concourse, from which the platforms lead to your right.

From the Ferry Terminal

The path brings you onto platform 1, which runs along the north side of the station. We believe you're beyond the front of the departing train. See the Reach the Ferry Terminal page in the How Do I?… section for details.

Local Road Crossings

The Junction of Shore Street (East), Kempock Street (West), Kempock Place (South) and Station Road (North)

South Arm, Kempock Place

There's no pedestrian controlled crossing of what seemed a relatively quiet street at the time of our survey.

North Arm< Station Road

This is the vehicle entrance to the station. There is no pedestrian controlled crossing, though you could follow the pavement along the left-hand (west) side) towards the station building. In doing this, you'd cross the entrance and exit roads to the west section of the car park. There's a path, from the north side of Shore Street, which leads directly to the station building.

West Arm, Kempock Street

The nearest crossing is in the town centre, a few metres west of the bus stop on the north side of this street.

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

East Arm, Shore Street

There's a crossing, about 50 metres east of the junction. This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving and sounder. The post, with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction.

Local Buses

On the North Side of Kempock Street

Bus Stop 6130335, with no shelter, about 200 metres west of the station entrance, serves:

On the North Side of Shore Street

Bus Stop 6130330, with shelter, outside the Gourock Health Centre, serves:

On the South Side of Kempock Street

Bus Stop 6130336, in the town centre, serves:

On the South Side of Shore Street

Bus Stop 6130331, about 30 metres east of Kempock Place, serves:

Local Features

North Side of Shore Street, Going East from Station Road

  tactile paving from kerg of Station Road
after about 50 metres, tactile paving indicates crossing of Shore Street
phone box on left
ladies toilets and baby change
gents toilets
path to station
bus stop

The Forecourt

On the north side of the forecourt, the outside of the station building is windows with the automatic doors towards the west end. The station car park occupies the forecourt itself and the area to the west of the station building. The whole car park provides 111 spaces, including five disabled person's parking bays, which are beside the west side of the station building.

There's a vehicle drop-off point just outside the station entrance.

There's an island in the forecourt, a few metres south of the building, buses stop on the north side of this island. We found no details of services from this stop during our survey.

The taxi rank is along the south side of this island, taxis approach from your right.

From the station, you can follow the pavement west, then south, across the exit and entrance to the west section of the car park, before continuing into Kempock Street. From here, you can turn right and continue (west) up a slight slope, into the town.

You can also turn left from the station entrance and follow the path along the east side of the forecourt, onto Shore Street, between the public toilets and the bus stop.

Ferries.

There's a path from platform 1 to the ferry terminal. Ferries run from here to Dunoon, Helensburgh and Kilcreggan. See the Reach the Ferry Terminal page in the “How Do I?…” section for details.

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© 2011, Terry Robinson

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