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The station is on a raised viaduct (east/west) which crosses Village Road (north/south) south of the Newton Farm estate. Mill Road (south) lies some distance west of Village Road. We understand both these roads lead to Halfway.

There's an extensive car park, south of the station to which the entrance and exit are from the east side of Village Road, which rises to track level as you go south from the viaduct. There are eight disabled persons parking bays along the near (west) side of this car park.

Village road leads south from a roundabout on Newton Village Road (east/west) which we understand leads from Newton (east) to Westburn (west).

Entrances and Exits

There are three entrances/exits to this station:

The Car Park

You can follow the pavement along the left-hand (east) side of Village Road, from the roundabout. This leads under the bridge for the mainline, then under the station before you climb the slope. The first turning left leads to the car park, there's tactile paving as you approach this entrance. Follow the pavement left (almost 180 degrees, north) and continue towards the station. You pass six cycle lockers to your left before you reach the foot of the steps, a ramp leads to your right, just before the foot of these steps.

There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of these steps.

You can either go up nine steps, going north to platform level, or turn right (east), go up the first slope then turn left (180 degrees, west), go up the second slope and turn right (north) towards the station.

The Subway

From the east side of Village Road, under the viaduct, you go up three steps, going east, into the subway. From here, you can turn right (south) then left (east), up four flights of steps to platform 1 or turn left (north) then right (east) up four flights of steps onto platform 2.

From Mill Road

Mill Road finishes before the tracks. A path leads north from the Mill Road housing area onto the west end of platform 1. You go down a slope, with hand rail to each side before turning right (east), down a slighter slope which soon levels out.

This path is about 500 metres long, with a fence on the left-hand (north) side and lamp posts along the south.

As you approach the platform, you move slightly left before continuing up a significant slope onto the platform.

Local Road Crossings

We found no pedestrian controlled crossings within the scope of our survey.

There's a dropped kerb with tactile paving at each arm of the roundabout. Note that the pavement on the south side of Newton Village Road finishes about 100 metres east of the roundabout.

We also found dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the car park entrance and across Village Road, just north of the car park entrance. This latter approaches a housing estate. Note that there's no pavement along the west side of Village Road under the viaduct.

Local Buses

We found no bus stops during the course of our survey.

Local Features

This is a Park and Ride station with an extensive car park lying south of the station.

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