The station is about 500 metres northwest of West Calder village, on the southwest side of the A71 (southeast/northwest) which crosses a rail bridge at the east end of the station. The road southeast of the station is called Main Street, whilst that to the northwest is called Limefield Road.
There are three entrances/exits to this station:
This leaves the southwest side of the A71, some distance southeast of the station. The car park extends northwest towards the original station building and platform 1. There are bollards across the gap between the car park and the platform. There are two disabled persons parking bays and bike lockers in the north corner of the car park.
You leave Main Street, just southeast of the road bridge, going west, you cross tactile paving before going down three steps, going west. There’s tactile paving at the foot of these steps, followed by a very steep slope down west. There’s a hand rail to each side on this slope. As you reach the bottom, you pass bike lockers on the left (south) before disabled persons bays. Beyond this on the north side is the entrance to platform 1, followed by the station building.
You leave Limefield Road, going southwest, you go down a steep slope with a hand rail on the left-hand side and a mesh fence on the right. Towards the bottom, the path veers right (west) before you turn left (south) onto the platform, just west of the slope off the end.
We found no pedestrian crossings within the scope of this survey.
We found no bus stops within the scope of this survey.
The original station building is now being used as a Chinese restaurant.
Note that the station is some distance from the village so most of the shops and other facilities lie southeast, along Main Street, beyond the scope of this survey.
WEST CALDER STATION
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