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Route from Waterloo Station to St Thomas' Hospital Main Entrance

Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 8SW

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Introduction

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    • The following information describes the route from Waterloo Station to St Thomas’ Hospital.
    • From the Waterloo Road exit of Waterloo Station the approximate distance of this route is 900 metres.
    • The route takes approximately 9 minutes.
    • From the Station Approach exit of Waterloo Station the approximate distance of this route is 600 metres.
    • The route takes approximately 6 minutes.
    • The route leads along Station Approach, along and across York Road to crossing Westminster Bridge Road and taking the access path to the St Thomas' Hospital main entrance.
    • The final section describes the route leading through St Thomas' Hospital to the entrance of the Evelina London Children's Hospital.
    • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac or flagstones with some slight, easy or moderate gradients in places.
    • There is street signage located along the route directing you to the hospital.
    • There are large maps located outside of the Waterloo Train Station indicating the location of St Thomas' hospital.
    • There is public parking located on Station Approach and Leake Street.
    • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points, congested pathways and uneven surfaces.

Waterloo Station

  • There is step free access via lift, leading from the station platforms to the station concourse area.
  • There are three separate exits from the station.
  • Exit one consists of easy ramped access with handrails on either side. This utilises the entrance on Waterloo Road (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • Exit two consists of lift access from the subway to just outside the station approach entrance of York Road (shown in photographs 3 and 4). If you use this exit please skip to section 10.
  • Exit three consists of step free access and is used for taxis and for access to the station reception.
  • Accessible toilets are available on the station concourse.
  • There is step free access along the station concourse.
  • Car parking facilities are available at the station.

Waterloo Station - Mepham Street

  • Turn left on reaching Waterloo Road for approximately 85m.
  • There are bollards which have a gap of 116cm between them.
  • Beyond which is tactile paving for crossing the road.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight gradient towards the road.
  • There is a small patch of brick block paving next to the road.

Crossing Mepham Street

  • Cross Mepham Street.
  • There are drop kerbs on either side.
  • There is tactile paving on the far side.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • At the crossing traffic is coming from the left.

Waterloo Road - Mepham Street

  • There is a patch of brick block paving immediately upon crossing the road for approximately 4m.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There are two strips of tactile paving either side of a pedestrian crossing across the road the crossing itself has a strip of blistered tactile paving.

Crossing Mepham Street

  • Cross the bus lane from Mepham Street.
  • There is a zebra crossing with tactile dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • At the crossing traffic is coming from the left.

Waterloo Road - Railway Arch to Mepham Street

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There are occasional strips of brick block paving
  • There is a gentle uphill gradient
  • Bus Stops J and K are located here, between them is a strip of tactile paving for a zebra crossing.
  • Continue until you reach the end of Bus Stop K and turn left through the alleyway to reach the alternative exit from Waterloo Station.

Railway Arch - Mepham Street

  • Turn left and head through the tunnel
  • There are bollards at the entrance to the tunnel with a width of 124cm.
  • Immediately beyond this is an easy slop downwards.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There is a gutter in the middle of the tunnel
  • Beyond this is an easy slope upwards.

Crossing Mepham Street and Station Approach

  • Cross Mepham Street.
  • There is a zebra crossing across Mepham Street to Station Approach.
  • The crossing point consists of two road crossings.
  • At the first crossing traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing traffic is coming from your left.
  • The first crossing is across one lane of traffic.
  • The second crossing is across one lane of traffic.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both the near and far sides of the crossings.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving between the two crossings.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • Between the two crossings there is a cycle path.

Station Approach - York Road

  • The lift from Waterloo Subway station is located on Station Approach. On exiting the lift continue ahead along Station Approach.
  • Approaching from Mepham Street and Station approach crossing, turn right.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing immediately in front of you.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • The crossing point consists of two road crossings.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is smooth tarmac.
  • After the crossing the surface changes to an uneven tarmac shingle finish.
  • The walkway is an easy slope down to York Road.
  • As you join York Road turn left and continue ahead.

York Road

  • Continue ahead on York Road.
  • Caution is advised due to heavy traffic.
  • The surface of the walkway is predominantly flagstones which are uneven in places.
  • There are areas of tactile paving and small glass squares.
  • There are three canopied bus stops located on the right of the walkway before the crossing.
  • There are posts at regular intervals on the right hand side of the walkway
  • There are large pillars on the left hand side of the walk way.
  • The pillars extend almost up to the crossing.
  • After approximately 175m you will arrive at a pedestrian crossing on the right.

Crossing York Road

  • The crossing point consists of two road crossings.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • There are three lanes of traffic between each crossing point.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both near and far sides of the crossing.
  • There are no dropped kerbs or tactile paving between the two crossings.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • The surface of the crossings is tarmac.
  • Caution is advised when crossing due to heavy traffic.
  • After crossing York Road turn left.
  • The controls for the traffic lifts are at a height of 108cm on either side of York Road and 122cm on the central Island.
  • The lights do have rotating cones.

York Road

  • Continue ahead on York Road for approximately 150m.
  • The surface of the walkway is flagstones which are uneven in places.
  • As you approach Forum Magnum Square the surface becomes cobbled and is very uneven in places.
  • The walkway is an easy slope upwards to Westminster Bridge Road.
  • At the end of York Road turn right.
  • The crossing is located on the left.

Westminster Bridge Road Crossing

  • As you reach Westminster Bridge Road there is a pedestrian crossing immediately in front of you.
  • This crossing point consists of two road crossings.
  • At the first crossing traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing traffic is coming from your left.
  • The first crossing is across three lanes of traffic.
  • The second crossing is across two lanes of traffic.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both near and far sides of the crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs or tactile paving between the two crossings.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The crossings are operated by push button with a visual display located above the button indicating when to cross.
  • The surface of the crossings is tarmac.
  • Caution is advised when crossing due to heavy traffic.
  • After completing the second crossing turn right.

Westminster Bridge Road - St Thomas' Hospital Main Entrance

  • Continue on Westminster Bridge Road for approximately 50m.
  • The surface of the walkway is flagstones which are uneven in places.
  • The walkway is on a moderate upward slope.
  • After the bollards the surface is uneven concrete on a moderate slope leading downwards.
  • At the bottom of the slope turn right and then left
  • Continue ahead towards the hospital main entrance.
  • The route from Westminster Bridge Road to the hospital main entrance is approximately 80m.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

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    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 149cm.

St Thomas' Hospital Main Entrance - Evelina Children's Hospital Entrance

  • On entering via the main entrance, turn right and proceed past the shops on the right.
  • Turn left into the North Wing and continue past the North Wing lifts.
  • Proceed into the South Wing and along the corridor, turn left at the signs for Evelina Children’s Hospital.
  • Turn left at the end of the corridor and take the downwards ramp.
  • The surface of the ramp is flagstones; there are hand rails on both sides.
  • At the bottom of the ramp turn left towards the pedestrian crossing.
  • The crossing is made up of cobbles and is uneven in places. There is tactile paving on either side of the crossing.
  • The entrance to the Evelina Children's Hospital is directly ahead.