Environs

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Location

The station is located in the southwest sector of the junction between Fishergate (east/west) and Butler Street (south), towards the car park for the station and the Fishergate Centre.

The station approach road also leaves south from Fishergate to the main entrance, providing the taxi pick-up point for the station.

Entrances and Exits

There are four entrances/exits to this station:

The Main Entrance

This entrance offers stairs and step-free access to the station.

The entrance is from the south end of the station approach, you enter the concourse, facing south. The entrance has a canopy supported by four pillars. There are flower pots between the two outer pairs of pillars, the central way is clear. There are three disabled persons parking bays outside the entrance.

The Side Entrance

This entrance is in the northeast corner of the station, leading west from the vehicle drop-off point. There's an extensive canopy, supported by ten pillars, outside this entrance. There are two bollards across the entrance and metal gates can be used to close the station.

As you continue (west) you reach the east bridge, which offers stairs access to the station.

The Subway Entrance

This entrance offers step-free access to the station.

This entrance is reached via either a ramp leading north or five steps going south on the west side of Butler Street.

There are two bollards across the entrance and metal gates can be used to close the station. As you go (west) into the station, you pass the ramp to the north subway to your left before you reach platform 7.

The South Entrance

This entrance offers lift access to the station.

Located twoards the south end of the station, this entrance leads from the west side of Butler Street. There are two bollards across the entrance and metal gates can be used to close the station. As you go inside the station, you're on platform 7 with the customer lift immediately to your right, the door faces west onto the platform.

Local Road Crossings

From the Fishergate Centre

This is a two-stage crossing of Butler Street, with tactile paving at each side and on the central island, though there is no pedestrian control of this crossing. There's a slight slope up, across the island as you move towards the station. As there is no pavement on the west side of Butler Street north of the station, this is the only safe crossing towards the three side entrances.

The Junction of Fishergate (east/west) and Butler Street (south)

South Arm, Butler Street

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving at each end and on the central island. The posts with push button and rotating cone are to your right as you cross in either direction.

West Arm, Fishergate

Although beyond the western boundary of the station, we include this as there was no crossing at the west arm of this junction.

This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving at each end. The post with push button is to your right as you cross in either direction. This crossing has a sounder, but no rotating cones.

East Arm, Fishergate

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving at each end and on the central island. The island is triangular, such that when crossing to the north (away from the station) you bear right to locate the second half of the crossing. You bear left as you cross to the south. The push buttons, with rotating cones, are to your right as you cross in either direction. The north section of this crossing seems wider than normal.

Note that, despite the triangular island, there's no crossing from the third side of this towards the west side of Butler Street.

Local Buses

On the South Side of Fishergate, West of the Station Aproach Road

Called "Preston Railway Station, stop Z1"

"Park and ride" is advertised, serves 119, 89 and x2.

On the North Side of Fishergate, on the Railway Bridge

This stop, called "Opposite Preston Railway Station, Stop Z", all buses to the Bus Station.

On the West Side of Butler Street, Coach Stop

This is just south of the subway entrance. We understand this is the coach drop-off/pick-up point for the station.

Local Features

The East Side of Butler Street, Going North

  Fishergate shopping centre
tactile paving indicates crossing towards station
service road
Railway Tavern
estate agent
recruiting agency
insurance agency
corner of Fishergate

The South Side of Fishergate, Going West from the Junction with Butler Street

  broad pavement with railings on north side continues beside the north side of the station
high metal fence on your left (south)
post in middle
road leading south towards taxi rank and main entrance, no tactile, no pedestrian control
broad pavement resumes
railings on right north
post in middle
bus shelter jutting out
bin on right
metal fence on left ends at finish of station, giving way to business properties
chartered surveyors
financial recruitment
tactile paving indicates crossing of Fishergate

The North Side of Fishergate, Going East from the Crossing to the West of the Station

  County Hall
Pitt street, pedestrian only
railway bridge with metal fence to left
post on right
bin on left
post on right
bin on right
bus stop, "Opposite Preston Railway Station", serving all services to the bus station
end of bridge
Sokuro, pub
William Hill
tactile paving indicating crossing of Fishergate

The West Side of Butler Street, from the South

At the south end is the long stay car park.

  south entrance to platform 7
building juts out, blank door in north side
metal structure juts out
wall retreats with two blank doors on south side
windowed wall
2 skips in west side of pavement at time of survey, suggest keep right
building juts out, wall with windows on north side
post in middle, tactil paving along right-hand edge indicates coach drop-off/pick-up area
bus stop, Preston Railway Station, primarily for coaches
rail along middle, ramp to subway entrance to left, pavement continues to right, past short stay car park and vehicle drop-off point
pavement slopes up as you continue north
post on right
station building with windows on left
covered waiting area
post on right
6 large pillars, supporting canopy outside station
pavement widens to right
post on right
3 more pillars to left
post on right
10th pillar on left
beyond canopy, post and concrete seat to left
post and concrete seat to left
wall across end of pavement

The Station Building, Going North from the Subway Entrance

  post on left
rail ends
steps down south to subway entrance
wall retreats
wall with windows
wall juts out, then retreats at start of canopy
billboard
slope up
window
entrance to bridge, 2 bollards across with metal gates
windows
2 phone booths
end of canopy

The Station Approach

Note that the railing from the kerb on the south side of Fishergate veers left towards the approach road. There are posts near the kerb on each side, you go down the slope to the station. Taxis queue along the east side to pick up outside the station.

East Side, Going South

  metal fence
blank wall
covered waiting area with seat on east
sand bin
taxi pick-up

West Side, Going South

  wall with gate near the north end, not for public access
2 phone boxes
wall on right
wall of station building across end

South End, the Station Building

The entrance has a canopy supported by four pillars. There are flower pots between the two outer pairs of pillars, the central way is clear. There are three disabled persons parking bays outside the entrance.

The Station Building, Going East

  emergency exit
main entrance
emergency exit
wall
trolley point

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