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Location

The station lies south of Princess Street (east/west), just west of the junction with Barrs Brae leading southeast over the tracks and John Wood Street continuing east.

Highholm Avenue (east/west) lies to the south of the station, whilst Balfour Road (north/south) lies some distance to the west.

Entrances and Exits

There are three entrances/exits to this station:

The Main Entrance

The main entrance is immediately west of the junction with John Wood Street and Barrs Brae. You go up four then five steps going south, there's a blank door to your left (east). Turn right (west) then continue west up a slight ramp to platform level, the ticket sales window is in front of you, turn left onto the platform.

The Ramp to Platform 1

This leads from a side street which is the first turning left (south) beyond (west of) the main entrance.

Following the left-hand (east) side, you go down then up a step then continue to the cul de sac.

The first slope of the ramp leads west from here, go up the first slope, turn left (180 degrees, east) then continue to the top of the slope. Turn left (north) then right (east). Continue (east) to the corner, either the wall or steps (which are not for public use). There are two disabled persons parking bays to your right (south). Turn right (south) up the slope. There's a rail in front of you, turn left and continue to the end of this rail. From here you can turn right onto the platform or follow the wall on your left then turn left for the ticket sales window which would then be on your left after a few metres.

The Ramp to Platform 2

From the north side of Highholm Avenue, leave facing north down a steep path wich curves right (east) towards the station. You pass between two bollards before you go into the path towards the platform, which has a mesh fence to each side. There's a bollard in the middle of the path, just before you turn left (north) onto platform 2, west of the steps to the bridge.

Alternatively, you can take the second turning south from Princes Street, beyond (west of) the church, there's a post box on the left-hand corner. You go up a steep slope, three steps, going south, then continue up the slope then take the turning left (east) into the path towards the platform.

Local Road Crossings

Princes Street

There’s a crossing just west of the junction with Church Street. This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving and sounder. The posts, with push button and rotating cone are west of the crossing, that is to your left as you cross away from the station or to your right as you cross towards it.

Traffic on Princes Street appears to be one way (east) past the station, though this appears to become two-way beyond Church Street.

Local Buses

Highholm Avenue

On the North Side

There’s a bus stop 613082 on the north side with no details of services.

On the South Side

Just west of the station entrance, bus stop 613081 Port Glasgow Highholm Avenue/Balfour Street, serving:

On the South Side of Princes Street

Bus stop 613092, a few metres west of the road from the exit from platform 2, serves:

Local Features

South side of Princes Street, Going West

  taxi office
main entrance to station
shops
phone box
alley from car park, ramp exit from platform 1
second alley leading to car park
church entrance, Church Street leads north
alley
road towards the ramp to platform 2, post box on east side
bus stop 613092

Local Taxis

The Star Taxis office is just east of the main entrance, whilst the taxi rank is on the northeast side of Barrs Brae, just east of the junction. According to the sign on the door, call 742742 or 743743.

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