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Overview

As you come in via the main entrance, the travel centre is on your right after a few metres. You're facing platforms 2 - 6, numbered from right to left. Platform 1 starts beyond the beginning of platform 2, whilst platforms 3 - 4 and 5 - 6 start as island platforms leaving the concourse. Platform 7 is a separate platform which starts beyond the car park to the left of the station building.

Platforms 1 - 4 serve lines towards Aberdeen and Perth, whilst platforms 5 - 7 serve lines towards Kyle of Lochalsh or Thurso and Wick. There is tactile paving along the edge of platforms 1 - 4, but none on platforms 5 - 7.

Platforms 1 - 6 are now gated, see the Automatic Gates page for details.

From Which Entrance

  From the Main Entrance
From the South Entrance
From the North Entrance

From the Main Entrance

We suggest you move to one side of the concourse, as there are seats and other obstacles along the middle.

To Which Platform?

  To Platforms 1 - 2
To Platforms 3 - 6
To Platform 7
To Platforms 1 - 2

Follow the right-hand side of the concourse. Beyond WH Smith, the wall retreats right, towards the south entrance, continue to the gate line in front of you. The wide aisle gates are to your right of the standard gates and there's a help point to your right of these. Note that the wider gate beyond the help point is for staff use only. Go through the gates then continue onto platform 2.

For platform 1, follow the railings on the right, avoiding the bench, to the end. Continue forward for a few metres then move right onto the platform.

GO TO END

To Platforms 3 - 6

Follow the left-hand side of the concourse until you notice a change of floor texture from smooth tiles. From here, turn right and locate the fence around the end of platform 6, in front of you. Turn right, follow this to the end then turn left. As you continue (across the concourse), you pass two staff-only gates, then two wide aisle gates followed by the three standard automatic gates. Staff are available here to assist as necessary.

Go through the gates. There are two island platforms in front of you, with platforms 3 - 4 to your right of platforms 5 - 6. Note that, at the time of our survey, there was no tactile paving along the edge of platforms 5 - 6.

GO TO END

To Platform 7

Follow the left-hand side of the concourse, to the end of the wall on your left. You should move right a little at this point to avoid going into the car park. You're now following a path, outside the station, between a low fence to the car park on your left and a rail beside track 6 on your right. Continue, past the gap on your left into the car park. Platform 7 starts after a few metres, on your left. Note that you cannot board trains at platform 6 from here.

GO TO END

From the South Entrance

To Which Platform?

  To Platforms 1 - 2
To Platforms 3 - 6
To Platform 7
To Platforms 1 - 2

As you follow the fence on your right, you pass the staff-only gate, followed by the help point, the two wide aisle gates then three standard automatic gates.

Go through the gates and continue onto platfor,m 2. For platform 1, follow the railings on the right, avoiding the bench, to the end. Continue forward for a few metres then move right onto the platform.

GO TO END

To Platforms 3 - 6

Follow the fence on your right, past the gates to platforms 1 - 2. You pass a trolley point before the barrier juts out to your left, follow this round to your right (in two stages). You pass a staff-only gate before the three standard automatic gates, then the two wide aisle gates. Staff are available to assist as necessary.

Go through the gates. There are two island platforms in front of you with platforms 3 - 4 lying to your right of platforms 5 - 6. Note that, at the time of our survey, there was no tactile paving along the edge of platforms 5 - 6.

GO TO END

To Platform 7

Continue to the far side of the concourse then turn right and continue to the end of the wall on your left. You should move right a little at this point to avoid going into the car park. You're now following a path, outside the station, between a low fence to the car park on your left and a rail beside track 6 on your right. Continue, past the gap on your left into the car park. Platform 7 starts after a few metres, on your left. Note that you cannot board trains at platform 6 from here.

GO TO END

From the North Entrance

We presume you're coming from the car park, having been driven to the station, in which case, your driver could indicate the entrance to the station which is off the southwest corner of the car park.

Note that, if you want platform 7 and don't need to buy a ticket, the route to this platform is off the southeast corner of the car park.

If you need to go into the station building, leave the car park, turn right and continue into the building. You should be beside the rail beside track 6 on your left. Continue to the end of this rail.

To Which Platform?

  To Platforms 1 - 2
To Platforms 3 - 6
To Platform 7
To Platforms 1 - 2

Turn left, pass the gate line to platforms 3 - 6 on your left, beyond which the barrier retreats to your left. Follow this (in two stages). There's a trolley point in front of you, turn right.

As you follow the fence on your left, you pass the three standard automatic gates before the two wide aisle gates. The help point is beyond these. Note that the wide gate beyond the help point is for staff use only.

Go through the gates then continue onto platform 2.

For platform 1, follow the railings on the right, avoiding the bench, to the end. Continue forward for a few metres then move right onto the platform.

GO TO END

To Platforms 3 - 6

Turn left, you pass two wide, staff-only gates on your left before you reach the two wide aisle gates. The three standard automatic gates are beyond these. Staff are available to assist as necessary.

Go through the gates. There are two island platforms in front of you with platforms 3 - 4 lying to your right of platforms 5 - 6. Note that, at the time of our survey, there was no tactile paving along the edge of platforms 5 - 6.

GO TO END

To Platform 7

If you don't need to buy a ticket, leave the car park via the exit further from the station building, turn left and continue onto the platform which begins on your left after a few metres. Track 6 is to your right, note that you cannot board trains at platform 6 from here.

If you need a ticket, go into the travel centre and follow the directions from the main entrance.

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