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Pokesdown Train Station to the Vitality Stadium

Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DL

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Pokesdown Train Station to the Vitality Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.4km.
  • The route takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of block paving, paving slabs and tarmac.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways, steep slopes and uneven surfaces.

Pokesdown Train Station

Pokesdown Train Station to Gloucester Road

  • After exiting the station turn right onto Christchurch Road.
  • Follow the path for approximately 510m until you reach the turning for Gloucester Road.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • The route along Christchurch Road has a number of road crossings, these include; Hannington Road, Warwick Road and Somerset Road.
  • The crossing points have dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving available at the dropped kerbs.
  • Along the route the width of the path is restricted in places due to signposts, shop displays and bus stops.
  • At the turning for Gloucester Road turn right and join the path.

Gloucester Road to King's Park Drive

  • Follow the path along Gloucester Road for approximately 510m until you reach the turning onto King’s Park Drive.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • The route along Gloucester Road crosses Wilton Road and Tamworth Road.
  • The crossing points have dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • Along the route the width of the path is restricted in places due to signposts
  • Along the route there is a bridge crossing the train line.
  • There is a slight slope across the bridge.
  • After the bridge, cross over to the opposite side of the road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing point.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • After completing the crossing follow the path until you reach King’s Park Drive.
  • The route crosses a public car park access road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • When the path reaches King’s Park Drive cross to the opposite of the road and join the path.

King's Park Drive to the Outer Concourse

  • After crossing King’s Park Drive follow the path for approximately 290m until you reach the outer concourse.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path varies between tarmac and loose chippings.
  • There are slight slopes located in places along the path.
  • There is bench seating available along this part of the route.
  • As the path nears the stadium the route passes through a woodland area.
  • The path crosses an access road before joining 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.