The Platforms

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Overview

There are two platforms, running southeast from the beginning of the track with platform 2 northeast of platform 1.

There's an open space before (northwest of) the beginning of the tracks, via which you can change platforms. A bridge towards the far (southeast) end of the platforms provides stairs access between platforms, plus a link between Gogo Street, the main car park and the path to Morrisons.

Platform 2 is usually the one you need, though both platforms are used as there's single track between here and Ardrossan South Beach, so trains sometimes wait in this station.

There is no tactile paving along the edge of either platform.

To Reach

Via the Main Entrance

From the ticket office or directly from the pavement, going southwest, you go down a slight slope into a broad space with gates on the southwest side. There's a raised flower bed across the end of the tracks.

There are raised planters within this open space and railings around three sides.

Via the Gogo Street Entrance

You can either go up seven steps, going southeast then turn left or follow the ramp up southeast then northwest and turn right. You pass the foot of the steps to the bridge on your right before you reach platform 1. We believe you're beyond the front of the train, turn left from here.

Via the Morrisons entrance

From the car park, go up six steps, going southwest and continue, across the path, past the foot of the steps to the bridge, on your left, onto platform 2.

From the path, take the turning (southwest) and continue past the foot of the steps to the bridge, on your left, onto platform 2.

We believe you're beyond the front of the train, turn right here.

Platform 1, From the Northwest

  slight slope up
flower bed, across beginning of tracks, to left
rail continues on left to rear of departing train
CCTV post
lamp post
bench, opposite buffers
higher brick wall
customer information
post, platform 1
waiting room, glass shelter with seating rail on southwest side
help point on post
information board, in middle
post, CCTV
clock
planters
post
railings start
bench
post
CCTV post
fence juts out before steps to bridge and entrance from Gogo Street
path to Gogo street exit and bridge
steps up southeast to bridge
pillars supporting steps and bridge, note you can walk under these steps from the southeast
platform widens
over river, ornate metal railings on bridge
post
wall resumes
gate in wall, not for public use
post
slope off end

Platform 2, from the Northwest

  entrance from Main Street
cycle lockers
bike stands
planter
post on right, before end of track 2
CCTV post in middle
up slope
wall
doors from ticket office
windows of waiting room
buffers on right
help point on post, just beyond waiting room windows
wall retreats
fence
departure screen
bench
post in middle
bench in middle
planter in middle
clock
post
bench in middle
post, CCTV
post, platform 2
gate in fence, not for public use
post
post
fence juts out
path to Morrisons exit
steps to bridge, up southeast
pillars supporting steps and bridge, note you can walk under the steps from the southeast
platform widens
post
slope off end

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