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Concourse

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

The train now standing at Platform 3
is the 1720 service for Platform 5.
Please do not board the train
unless you intend to travel.

Buffet facilities are provided
for first and second class citizens.
Please do not bite the sandwich
unless you intend to eat it.

The train now approaching Platform 4
was due at Platform 1 in 1975.
This train will terminate.
Please stand back from the platform edge.

... Banchory ...
... Dinnet ...
... Aboyne ...

... Banff ...
... Portsoy ...
... Cullen ...

The figure now standing
at the end of Platform 4
is awaiting the arrival
of the 1655 departure
from Platform 7.

... Kintore ...
... Kemnay ...
... Alford ...

... Oldmeldrum ...
... Fyvie ...
... Turriff ...

Passengers on Platform 5 are asked
not to board the train currently approaching,
as this train will not be carrying passengers today.

Please note that due to essential maintenance work
on Platform 7, North End,
trains from the North
will be arriving from the South
until further notice.

... Newmachar ...
... Udny ...
... Ellon ...

... Auchnagatt ...
... Maud ...
... Strichen ...

The figure still standing
at the end of Platform 4
is awaiting the delayed arrival
of the 1655 departure
from Platform 7.

... Mintlaw ...
... Longside ...
... Peterhead ...

... Fraserburgh ...
... Inverallochy ...
... St Combs ...

Station Management would like to advise passengers
that Platform 2 no longer exists.

Any passengers intending to travel
to the far end of Platform 3
are requested to board the train at the near end
and make use of the trolley service provided.

Passengers are asked to refrain from cycling in the corridor.
Facilities are provided in Coach D.

... Aboyne ...
... Alford ...
... Auchnagatt ...

... Banchory ...
... Banff ...
... Cullen ...

The figure still standing
at the darkened end of Platform 4
is awaiting the long delayed arrival
of the 1655 departure
from Platform 7.

... Dinnet ...
... Ellon ...
... Fraserburgh ...

... Fyvie ...
... Inverallochy ...
... Kemnay ...

Passengers looking for Platform 8
are advised that this platform is currently decommissioned.

Platform 5 is reported to be subject to temporary redesignation.
Please proceed with caution in this vicinity.

... Kintore ...
... Longside ...
... Maud ...

... Mintlaw ...
... Newmachar ...
... Oldmeldrum ...

The figure still standing
in the fog at the darkened end of Platform 4
is awaiting the long delayed arrival
of the long forgotten departure
from long long ago.

... Peterhead ...
... Portsoy ...
... St Combs ...

... Strichen ...
... Turriff ...
... Udny ...

Passengers wishing to travel to Platform 1
are advised to proceed to the far end of Platform 3
and close their eyes.

Any passengers wishing to travel
beyond the confines of the station
are advised to find their own mode of transport.
Car hire facilities are provided adjacent to Platform 6, North End.

 


Written 2000
Revised 2001-2008

Published in Journeys, 2009
(Lemon Tree Writers)

Journeys


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