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Huddersfield Train Station to the John Smith's Stadium

St George's Square, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Huddersfield Train Station to the John Smith’s Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 0.9km.
  • The route takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • The route leads through St Georges Square and along Railway Street, Northumberland Street, Leeds Road, Gasworks Street and Stadium Way.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac with some slight gradients in places.
  • There is street signage located along the route directing you to the stadium.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points and congested pathways.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons, these are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.

Huddersfield Train Station

  • There is step-free access via lift, leading from the station platforms to the station concourse area.
  • There is step-free access along the station concourse.
  • Accessible toilets are available on the station platforms.
  • There is step-free access when exiting the station.
  • Car parking facilities are available at the station.

Huddersfield Train Station to John William Street Pedestrian Crossing (via St George's Square and Railway Street)

  • As you exit the station turn left after the ramp into St Georges Square.
  • Go through St Georges Square towards Railway Street.
  • There is step-free access through St Georges Square.
  • The surface of St Georges Square is concrete tiles.
  • There is bench seating available.
  • Follow St Georges Square towards the statue of Howard Wilson.
  • After the statue St Georges Square merges into Railway Street.
  • Follow Railway Street for approximately 60m until you reach John William Street.
  • There is a bus stop located on Railway Street which reduces the width of the path.
  • Turn left and follow John William Street for approximately 10m until you reach the pedestrian crossing point.

John William Street Pedestrian Crossing to Northumberland Street

  • This crossing consists of two crossing points.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from the right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from the left.
  • There are dropped kerbs at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is concrete tiles.
  • The road surface is tarmac.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • After completing the crossing turn left and follow John William Street for approximately 5m.
  • Bear right onto Northumberland Street.

Northumberland Street to Southgate Pedestrian Crossing

  • After turning onto Northumberland Street, follow the path for approximately 200m.
  • There is step-free access along Northumberland Street.
  • The surface of the path varies between tarmac and concrete tiles.
  • Along the path there are a number of crossings points.
  • The crossing points cross the following roads; Wood Street, Byram Street, Lord Street and Primitive Street.
  • Each crossing point has dropped kerbs on either side of the road.
  • At the bottom of Northumberland Street bear right and follow the path to the Southgate pedestrian crossing.

Southgate Pedestrian Crossing to Leeds Road

  • This crossing consists of 3 crossing points.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from the right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from the right.
  • At the third crossing point traffic is coming from the left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is tarmac.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • After completing the crossing follow the path onto Leeds Road.

Leeds Road to Gas Works Street

  • Continue along Leeds Road and follow the path for approximately 300 metres until you reach Gas Works Street.
  • The surface of the path varies between tarmac and concrete tiles.
  • There are some slight slopes in places.
  • Along the route there are some sign posts and advertising boards which can restrict the path width.
  • The surface of the path is uneven in places.
  • Along the path there are a number of crossings points.
  • The crossing points are for Old Leeds Road and various industrial units.
  • There crossings have dropped kerbs.
  • When you reach Gas Works Street turn right at the crossing point.

Gas Works Street to St Andrew's Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • After turning right onto Gas Works Street, follow the path for approximately 220m until you reach the St Andrew’s Road pedestrian crossing.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • The path is uneven in places.
  • There are crossing points along the path over various access roads.
  • The crossing points do not have dropped kerbs; however the kerb has a slightly lower height.
  • The path width narrows in places due to lamp posts.
  • At the bottom of Gas Works Street bear right towards the pedestrian crossing.

St Andrew's Road Pedestrian Crossing to Stadium Way

  • There are dropped kerbs at this crossing point.
  • The dropped kerbs have no tactile paving.
  • The surface of each crossing point is tarmac.
  • The road surface is tarmac.
  • There are no visual indicators at this crossing.
  • After completing the crossing turn left and follow the path as it bears to the right onto Stadium Way.

Stadium Way to the Outer Concourse (via the Coach Park)

  • Follow Stadium Way for approximately 220m until you reach the outer concourse.
  • There is step-free access along Stadium Way.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • After approximately 60m you will need to cross to the opposite side of the road.
  • There is no designated crossing point here; however there are dropped kerbs on either side of the road.
  • The dropped kerbs have no tactile paving.
  • Caution is advised because there are two access roads next to the crossing area.
  • After you have crossed the road turn right and follow the path for approximately 75m until you reach the car park entrance sign.
  • The sign says ‘Nearly There’.
  • Turn left at the bollards and continue along Stadium Way.
  • The width between the bollards is 75cm+.
  • The bollards contrast with the floor.
  • The pathway will reach the coach park.
  • Continue along the path across the coach park.
  • Caution is advised on a matchday due to traffic.
  • After crossing the coach park turn left and follow the path to the outer concourse.
  • There is a steep slope leading from the path to the Abzorb Stand .
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is then a crossing leading to the Revell Ward Stand, the Fantastic Media and the LV= Britannia Rescue Stand.
  • Access to these stands is via a steep slope on the path.

Outer Concourse

  • The main outer concourse areas are located on the outside of the Fantastic Media Stand, the Revell Ward Stand and the Abzorb Stand.
    There is step-free access throughout the concourse areas.
    The surface of the flooring varies between tarmac and block paving.
    There are 15+ medium height steps between the Revell Ward Stand and the Abzorb Stand. There is a steep ramp which can be used to overcome these steps.
    There are dropped kerbs located around the outer concourse areas between the roads and the pathways.
  • There are food and drink stands located around the outer concourse.
    There are programme stalls located around the outer concourse.
  • Clear directional signage is not provided on the concourse.
  • There is not a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.