The station is located on a viaduct running east/west, north of Back Station Road (west) which climbs up west to the car park. The viaduct continues west, beyond the car park at roof top level.
The station building is on the south side of a forecourt which leads east from Station Road (south), from High Street (east/west). Station Road continues south, under the tracks, as a pedestrian route, beyond the scope of this survey.
St Michael's Wynd (south then east), leaves High Street to the west of Station Road, this is mentioned as it appeared to be used as a car park at the time of our survey.
High Street continues a short distance east from Station Road before dividing at a roundabout junction. High Port leads east then south to join Back Station Road (west), whilst Blackness Road leads north through the centre of the village.
There are four entrances/exits to this station:
This entrance is in the northwest corner of the station building, from Station Road, you go up five steps, going east into the ticket office, continue (east) past the foot of the steps to platform 1, to locate the ticket sales windows on your right.
This entrance is on the south side of the forecourt, you go into the building facing south. Continue, along a short passage, up the slope. There's tactile paving at the top of the slope.
Turn left (east) then right (south) for the lift, or turn right (west) and continue into the ticket office. Turn left for the subway to platform 2, or continue (west) to locate the sales windows on your left after a few metres.
You go along a short path leading north, beside the waiting room on your left (west) before you reach the platform.
As you go west up Back Station Road, you'll find a turning right just before you reach the car park. Turn right (north), continue along a short path then go up five steps, going north you go over a slight lip onto the platform. We believe you'll be behind the rear of shorter trains.
Note that there's no pavement on the south side of Back Station Road.
There are islands in each arm of the roundabout junction, though no pedestrian controlled crossings. There is also, no pedestrian controled crossing of Station Road at High Street, though we did find traffic lights just west of St Michael's Wynd.
There is a crossing of High Street some distance west of the station. This crossing has tactile paving, rotating cones and sounder.
There is a crossing of Blackness road, with a sounder, north of the junction, however, you need to have crossed High Street or High Port to reach it.
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.
There are railings to each side of the crossing on each side of Blackness Road.
This is a T-junction with tactile paving throughout and a sounder but no rotating cones.
The post with push button is on the wall, to your right as you cross to the south and to your left, near the kerb as you cross to the north.
The post, with push button, is on the wall to your left as you cross to the east and to your left, near the kerb as you cross to the west.
The posts with push buttons are south of the crossing, that is to your left as you cross to the west, or right as you cross to the east.
We only found one bus stop, on the south side of High Street, between Station road and St Michael's Wynd. There was no service information at the time of our survey.
This space is bounded by the hotel to the north, the bike parking area to the east, Station Road to the west and the station building along the south side.
St Michael's Wynd|
end wall of shops on High Street
wall retreats to station building, Scotrail onward travel information on south side|
post in middle of pavement
stepped entrance to ticket office
Star and Garter Hotel
Platform 3, pub
entrance to hotel car park|
Star and Garter Hotel, wide pavement outside
Platform 3, pub
sharp dip in pavement
bus stop, no information
St Michael's Wynd
entrance to West Lothian Council Building|
pavement slopes up to south
The shop frontage is below the level of the road and the pavement is cobbled. there’s a single, large step up south towards the island just west of the roundabout. Details of this lie beyond the scope of this survey.
© 2013, Terry Robinson
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