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Berkhamsted Station

Station Approach, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2AR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a cafe, a newsagents and a coffee kiosk.
  • Comments View
    • For assisted travel please telephone 0800 024 8997, next generation text 18001 0800 024 8997.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Short Stay)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue on Station Approach.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft 5in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is a 20 short stay area only.

Parking (Long Stay)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Brownlow Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft 5in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the platform 4 entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the platform 4 entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the Brownlow Road entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • The drop off zone signage is very faded.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times (Station)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the short stay car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Platform 4 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the long stay car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

Level Change (Platform 4 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Brownlow Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Brownlow Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 06:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 06:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 06:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 06:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 07:00 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Subway

  • There is a subway with 15 + medium steps to access the platforms. The steps are clearly marked, and have handrails on both sides.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the ticket office reception area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-Platforms.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 140cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Train Station

  • There are generally 4 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is not an office to obtain help.
  • There is a ticket office.
  • The ticket office is located just beyond the main entrance.
  • The ticket office is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are London Midland.
  • The train companies that operate within this station include:.
  • Please click here for access information for London Midland.
  • There is a taxi rank at the station.
  • The taxi rank is located to the right of the main entrance, in the short stay car park.
  • The taxi rank is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Shops and services within the station include a cafe, coffee kiosk and a photo kiosk.
  • All key concourse shops and services have level access.
  • There are 4 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) which has/have level access is / are 1-2-3-4.
  • The platform(s) accessed by lift is / are 1-2-3-4.
  • The platform(s) accessed by ramp / slope is / are 4.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by either level access / ramps / lifts / stairclimber from inside the station is / are 1-2-3-4.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by using alternative outside access entrances only is / are 4.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Wider ticket barriers are not available to access platforms.
    • Platforms which have tactile markings at the platform edge are 1-2-3-4.
    • Accessible toilets are located on the platform(s).
    • Accessible toilets are located on platform(s) 4.
    • There is a wheelchair available to borrow.
    • To borrow a wheelchair, contact a member of staff.
  • Comments View
    • There is an automated help point available on all platforms.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the platform 4 entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on platform 4.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

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 can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.