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Bradford Forster Square Station

Forster Square Retail Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4HY

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Location

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

COVID-19 Information

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 280cm (15ft 1in x 9ft 2in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) 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 concrete.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (St. Blaise Way - Main/ Accessible Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (St. Blaise Way - Main/ Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance, bypassing the step.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 310cm (10ft 2in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (St. Blaise Square)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.

Level Change (St. Blaise Square)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • The Ticket Office is located to the left of the concourse as you enter from St. Blaise Way.

Inside Access (Station Concourse)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the St. Blaise Square entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the station from Cheapside.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 186cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 1in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • Lift currently out of order (16/08/19). See national rail website for latest updates.
    • This lift gives level access to the station from Cheapside to overcome the steps.
    • Lift available 06:15 - 20:00 Monday to Saturday, 09:00 - 21:00 SundayAlternative access to the station from Cheapside is via 15+ medium, clearly marked, steps with handrails on both sides.

Train Station

  • There are generally 1 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is an office to obtain help.
  • The station is not staffed between 20.00 - 06.00.
  • This office is located on the concourse (Ticket Office).
  • The train companies operating from within this station are Northern Rail.
  • There is a taxi rank at the station.
  • The taxi rank is located in front of the entrance.
  • The taxi rank is 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Shops and services within the station include a convenience shop.
  • There are 3 platform(s) in the station.

Train Station Platform (1 to 3)

  • There is level access to the platform(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 6m (19ft 8in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the concourse from St. Blaise Way.
  • 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 the Ticket Office.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 164cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 84cm (2ft 9in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the ramp leading to the main entrance.