PLATFORM 3 AND CAR PARK

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Overview

The staff car park is separated from platform 3 by a row of bollards, whilst a wall with several gaps separates the car park from the north section of platform 2, beyond which the station building is between the car park and this platform.

There’s a wall at the north end of the car park, giving space for about two vehicles at the north end. We estimate that there are 20 spaces in all.

The entrance/exit road is on the south side of the car park and slopes up to street level, a few metres west of the forecourt. This is a gated road we believe the gates open automatically.

The station building, which is just south of a walkway to platform 2, has billboards on the north side. There are two passages through this building of which the second (south) is signed as the exit. Note that there are four steps up onto platform 2 and stairs-only access from this passage to the concourse. Lift access is via the ramped paths north of the building onto platform 2 then via the lift to the concourse.

Platform 3 is shorter than platform 2, stopping some distance north of the road bridge.

This is a bi-directional platform with a small section of tactile paving along the edg near the north end.

To Reach

This platform can be reached via lift or stairs from the concourse.

Via the Lift

See the Lifts page for more details.

As you come into the concourse from the forecourt, pass the ticket office on your right then take the turning right, through the automatic doors. The lift to platforms 2 and 3 is the first door on your right, the call button is to your right of the door.

Go down to platform level, leave via the same door then continue, past the station building and turn left through one of the ramped passages into the car park. From here, you can continue, between bollards, onto platform 3.

Via the Stairs

Come into the concourse from the forecourt and continue forward into the passage in front of you.

You go down 14 steps, going north into a short passage with:

South End

  steps from concourse

West Side, Going North

  blank door
rail with windows above

North End

  blank

East Side, Going North

  blank door
rail with windows above
steps to platforms 2 and 3

You go down 11 steps, going east, turn right (180 degrees, west) then go down 11 steps, going west into an area with:

East Side, Going South

  blank door
steps from concourse, divided by central rail

North End

blank door

West Side

  blank

South Side

  down a small step into the entrance/exit passage between platforms 2 and 3

Turn left (south) from the foot of the steps, continue down a small step into the passage between platforms then turn right (west). Continue, between the rails across the end of this passage then across the car park, between the bollards, onto platform 3. Note there is no tactile paving along this section of the platform.

East Side of Car Park, Going South along the Station Building

  blank door, steps jutting out
window
blank door, steps jutting out
gap to platform 2
2 benches
help point
way out sign
exit, towards steps to concourse
bench
blank doors, steps jutting out in front
speed hump
window
high wall
under bridge
road slopes up towards exit

Platform 3, From the South

  slope off end
VT Stop sign
3 blank doors, Motherwell sign above
wall
building retreats, mesh fence continues
lamp post
stanchion
fence ends, rough ground with bushes on right, bollards along side of platform
bike rakcs, beyond bollards
lamp post, Motherwell
locked gate across steps up east to road
lamp post
wall on right
stanchion
bollards beside car park
clock on post
bollards beside car park
departure screen
bollards beside car park
stanchion
bollards beside car park
lamp post
bollards beside car park
lamp post
bollards beside car park
lamp post
bollards beside car park
lamp post, platform 3
stanchion
bollards beside car park
lamp post
wall beyond car park
path to platform 2
gravel area
gap to platform 2
gravel resumes
same as platform 2, with tactile paving along the edge from this point.

The Exit to Platform 2 and the Concourse

This is a passage, running east/west, between two parts of the station building. The exit towards the concourse is from the north side, the waiting room and information office are on the south, whilst there are four steps up to platform 2 from the east end.

West End

  rails jutting into passage, move left then right

North Side, Going East

  gap to steps to concourse
station facilities notice
path to British Transport Police office, push button left (west) of the door

South Side, Going East

  door to waiting room, which has windows onto car park and seating
2 electric boxes
wall retreats south to Station Supervisor and information office, go through the door, the desk is to your right (west)

East End

  four steps up east onto platform 2

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