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Hatfield Station

79 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5AB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Platforms and food outlets.
  • Comments View
    • Staff help available 7 days a week from 06:00 - 23:59 for assistance needs.

Assisted Travel Contact Information

Location

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

Parking (Multi-Storey)

  • 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
    • For more information on parking please refer to the following link:-https://www.sabaparking.co.uk/car-park/hatfield-station-car-park.
    • The car park is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 510cm (12ft 6in x 16ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 65m (71yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 100m (109yd 1ft) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times (Station)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Outside Access (Multi-Storey Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in).

Other Floors (Multi-Storey Car Park)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift (Multi-Storey Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located near the front entrance of the car park.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • 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 137cm x 160cm (4ft 6in x 5ft 3in).
  • 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 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Parking (Side Forecourt - Blue Badge Holders)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • 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 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the station.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left and right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front and to the left and right as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.

Outside Access (Side Entrance - Ticket Office)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue, leading from the bus stop area.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 06:20 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 06:20 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 06:20 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 06:20 - 20:00.
    • Friday 06:20 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 06:20 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 08:20 - 19:30.

Ticket Barriers

  • The ticket barriers are located to the right as you enter from the main entrance and opposite the ticket office.
  • The standard ticket barriers open automatically away from you and have an opening width of 62cm.
  • The wide ticket barriers open automatically away from you and have an opening width of 106cm.
  • The wide ticket barriers are suitable for wheelchair users and passengers with buggies/children.
  • There is a member of staff available at the ticket barriers for any assistance needs or queries.

Level Change (Footbridge)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the platforms.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does bypass the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the steps on Platform 1.
    • Photograph 3 shows the steps on Platform 2.
    • Photographs 2 and 4 shows the footbridge.

Lift (Platform 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on platform 1 leading to the footbridge.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are platform to bridge.
  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) 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 137cm x 150cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Platform 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on platform 2 and the footbridge.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Platform 2 and Footbridge.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Platform 1 lift.
  • 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 137cm x 150cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Waiting Room - Platforms 2 and 3

  • The waiting room on platforms 2 and 3 is midway along the platform as you access from the Platform 2 lift.
  • There is a single, automatic sliding door operated by push pad to enter that is 120cm in width.
  • The height of the push pas is 100cm.
  • There is level access from the platform.
  • The waiting room has metal bench seating with and without armrests throughout with an overhead board with train times on and loud speaker announcements.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

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 to the right as you enter.
  • The ticket office is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
  • The train companies that operate within this station include:.
  • Please click here for access information for Great Northern.
  • There is a taxi rank at the station.
  • The taxi rank is located to the left of the station.
  • The taxi rank is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Shops and services within the station include The Railway Barbers, The Railway Dolls and Chuggs.
  • There are 3 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) accessed by lift is / are 1, 2 & 3.
  • The platform(s) accessed by ramp / slope is / are 1.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by either level access / ramps / lifts / stairclimber from inside the station is / are 1, 2 & 3.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Wider ticket barriers are available to access platforms.
    • Platforms which have tactile markings at the platform edge are 1, 2 & 3.
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the platform(s).
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.

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 approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the ticket barriers.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 a/are 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (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 can 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

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.