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Belfast Central Station

47 East Bridge Street, Belfast, BT1 3NR

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Belfast.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 420cm (11ft 2in x 13ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is 10m from the venue's entrance. The convenient dropoff point is located outside the car park entrance.

Outside Access (the car park)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in) wide.

Outside Access (East Bridge Street)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (East Bridge Street)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located inside the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft).
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.

Train Station

  • There are generally 10 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is an office to obtain help.
  • This office is located on the station concourse.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are NI Railways.
  • There is a taxi rank at the station.
  • The taxi rank is located next to the car park entrance.
  • The taxi rank is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Shops and services within the station include a newsagents and a coffee shop.
  • There are 4 platform(s) in the station.

Train Station Platform (3 & 4)

  • There is level access to the platform(s). Access to the platform(s) is via lift. There is not an accessible toilet.

Train Station Platform (1 & 2)

  • There is level access to the platform(s). Access to the platform(s) is via lift. There is not an accessible toilet.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG - G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift (Platforms 1 & 2)

  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 205cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 9in).
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to Platforms 1 & 2 from the station concourse.

Lift (Station Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the car park entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG - G.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 205cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 9in).
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Platforms 3 & 4)

  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 205cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 9in).
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to Platforms 3 & 4 from the station concourse.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the station concourse.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 240cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available. There is a separate baby change facility available next to the toilets.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).