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Bournemouth Train Station to the Vitality Stadium

Holdenhurt Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8AP

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Bournemouth Train Station to the Vitality Stadium
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.9km.
  • The route takes approximately 25-35 minutes.
  • The route leads along Holdenhurst Road and down King’s Park Drive to the stadium.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac.
  • There is street signage located along the route directing you to the stadium.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points and congested pathways.

Bournemouth Train Station

Bournemouth Train Station to Holdenhurst Road

  • After exiting the station from the Platform 1 and 2 entrance turn right.
  • Follow the station access road for approximately 160m until the path reaches Holdenhurst Road.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • There is a long gradual slight slope along the entirety of the path.
  • At the end of the access road there is a crossing point to get to the other side.
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • After the crossing turn right and join Holdernhurst Road.

Holdenhurst Road to King's Park Drive

  • After turning onto Holdenhurst Road follow the road for approximately 1.8km until you reach King’s Park Drive.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • Along Holdenhurst Road there are some cars parked along the path.
  • The width of the path in places is restricted by bus stops and signs.
  • The path is uneven in places.
  • After turning onto Holdenhurst Road there is a crossing point for access to the other side.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • After the crossing turn left and continue along Holdenhurst Road.
  • The route along Holdenhurst crosses over 16 smaller roads.
  • The crossing points all have dropped kerbs, however only some have tactile paving.
  • At King’s Park Drive turn right and follow the path.

King's Park Drive to the Main Car Park

  • After joining King’s Park Drive follow the path for approximately 180m until you reach the outer concourse.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is bench seating located in places along the path.
  • After approximately 160m there is a crossing point to get to the opposite side of the road.
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • After completing the crossing turn right and follow the path to the turning into the Main Car Park.
  • Caution is advised when crossing the car park to the outer concourse.

Main Car Park to the Outer Concourse

  • The stadium is visible from this car park.
  • From the Blue Badge parking bays proceed towards the stadium until you reach the outer concourse.
  • There are bollards leading from the car park to the outer concourse.
  • The width between the bollards is over 150cm.
  • There is a dropped kerb leading from the car park to the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    The outer concourse has a tarmac surface.
  • There is a pre-match food and drink kiosk located on the outer wall of the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand.
    The Great Escape Bar is located at the corner of the Main Stand and the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand .
    There are programme stalls located at regular intervals around the concourse.
  • There is step-free access to the stands and hospitality entrances.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.