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Route from Leeds Railway Station to the Rose Bowl

Leeds Becket University, Leeds, LS1 5DL

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Introduction

  • The Total distance of the route is about 900 metres or 0.56miles. The total time the route should take to walk is about 14 minutes. The route does have several easy slopes and mainly wide paths. There are some uneven surfaces due to uneven paving and several roads to cross with dropped kerbs and pedestrian crossings. There are many busy roads along the route. Some areas of the route may be congested.
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Leeds Railway Station

  • Leeds Station has 17 platforms in total which are all accessible step free via lift.
  • There is step free access along the station concourse and step free access on the entrances/exits.
  • There are accessible toilets located in the south concourse, on platform 8c and within the station building between platforms 12B and 15B.
  • There are standard toilets located on many of the platforms as well as within the ticket counter area and in the South Concourse. There is a small charge to use the toilets in the South Concourse.
  • There are numerous restaurants and shops within the station.
  • There is seating throughout the main entrance concourse (shown in photograph 4).
  • Throughout 2019/20 major refurbishments is being undertaken throughout the station. Due to this work the concourse and walkways between the platforms and exits have reduced widths (shown in photograph 5).
  • There are three car parks available for the station: a short stay car park, a multi deck car park and a long stay car park.
  • There are direct services from Leeds to London, York, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Hull, Liverpool, Edinburgh and many more local destinations.

Leeds Railway Station Exit

  • There are single permanently held open sliding doors as well as double manual doors to exit the station onto Wellington Street. There is an easy downwards slope to reach these doors.
  • This can be seen in photographs 1 & 2.
  • There are bollards immediately beyond the entrance that have a width of 117cm. These can be seen in photograph 3.

Leeds Railway Station to City Square

  • Head across Wellington Street to Quebec Street before crossing Quebec Street into City Square. At the crossing across Wellington Street there are tactile drop kerbs on either side.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • Traffic comes from the right.
  • The controls are at a height of 112cm and rotating cones are available.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The crossing has traffic lights and tactile drop kerbs either side followed after 6m by another similar crossing across Quebec Street into City Square.
  • The surface of the pavement in between these two sets of lights is block paving.

City Square to Park Row

  • On reaching City Square head across the square to reach Park Row. This distance is approximately 65m. Use the pedestrian crossing to cross to Park Row.
  • The surface of Park Square is block paving.
  • There are obstacles that may need to be avoided as you cross the square. These can be seen in photograph 1.
  • As you cross the square there is a gentle uphill gradient.
  • The square can be seen in photographs 1, 2 & 3.
  • After crossing the square you will need to use two sets of traffic lights to reach Park Row.
  • Both these sets of traffic lights have tactile paving on either side, controls at a height of 110cm and rotating cones.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • After using the first set of traffic lights to reach the central island, turn to your left and use the next set to travel onto Park Row.
  • At both parts of this crossing, traffic approaches from the left.
  • There is a lot of traffic travelling along this road.
  • The crossing can be seen in photographs 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Park Row

  • Upon reaching Park Row turn right and head up Park Row for approximately 100m until you come to the pedestrian crossing across Park Row. At which point use this crossing to cross the road.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is an easy gradient as you head up the road.
  • This part of the route can be seen in photographs 1, 2 & 3.
  • After 100m you will arrive at a pedestrian crossing across Park Row.
  • This crossing has tactile drops kerbs on either side of the tarmac road.
  • The traffic lights have a height of 112cm and have rotating cones.
  • The pedestrian crossing can be seen in photographs 4, 5, 6 & 7.
  • Alternatively, rather than using the crossing, you can continue straight up Park Row which involves overcoming four separate crossings.

Park Row to The Headrow

  • After crossing Park Row turn left up to continue up Park Row for approximately 195m to reach Headrow.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There are some patches of tarmac paving to the right of the pavement as show in photograph 2.
  • After 150m there is a section of tactile paving for a crossing across Park Row. Continue past this along Park Row. This can be seen in photographs 5 & 6.
  • 24m after the tactile paving, there is a bin followed by a lamppost that reduces the width of the pavement, but it should remain over 100cm for both obstacles.
  • The width of the pavement around the lamppost however may be further reduced depending on the position of seating in the Cafe to its right.
  • The bin can be seen in photograph 7 and the lamppost in photograph 8.
  • Beyond this there is a section of tactile paving for a crossing across Park Row. Head over this and head on the pedestrian crossing across The Headrow.
  • The tactile paving for the Park Row crossing can be seen in photograph 9.

Cross The Headrow & Cookridge Street

  • Use the pedestrian crossing to cross The Headrow.
  • There are traffic lights at the pedestrian crossing. The controls have a height of 110cm and have rotating cones.
  • There are tactile drop kerbs on either side of the road and on either side of the central island.
  • The central island has a brick block paved surface.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • From the near side of the road to the island the traffic will be approaching from the right.
  • The road from the island to the far side of The Headrow has traffic approaching from the left.
  • This is a busy road.
  • This crossing can be seen in photographs 1, 2 & 3.
  • Photograph 2 focuses on the central island.
  • After crossing the road you will need to turn left for approximately 15m.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There is a slight downhill gradient.
  • There is a cycle path to your left as you head towards Cookridge Street. This is marked by tactile paving.
  • The pedestrian crossing over Cookridge Street has traffic light controls at the pedestrian crossing which have a height at 110cm and rotating cones.
  • There are also tactile drop kerbs on each side.
  • Traffic will be approaching from the left only.

Cookridge Street to Great George Street

  • Upon crossing Cookridge Street turn right and head uphill along Cookridge Street until you reach Great George Street.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with occasional manhole cover and concrete section as can be seen in photographs 1, 2, 3 & 5.
  • You will encounter the gap between two polls holding up a traffic sign with a width of 117cm. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • There is a service road after 100m which is level with a pavement and is cobbled. It can be seen in photograph 6.
  • Immediately beyond this you will encounter a bin along the pavement leaving a width of 110cm. This can be seen in photograph 7.
  • Just before you reach Great George Street there is tactile paving for the pedestrian crossing across the road. This can be seen in photograph 8.

Cross Great George Street

  • Cross Great George Street and head to Millennium Square. This distance is approximately 60m.
  • There are traffic lights on either side of Great George Street with controls at a height of 110cm and rotating cones present.
  • There are tactile drop kerbs on either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Traffic approaches from the left only.

Cookridge Street to Millennium Square

  • Head along Cookridge Street for approximately 65m.
  • There is an uphill gradient as you head towards Millennium Square.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a lamppost which reduces the width of the pavement to 130cm. This can be seen in photograph 3.
  • There is a bin in the road after approximately 40m metres. It has a width of 120cm around it. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • This is followed after about 4m by a set of bollards which have a width of 140cm between them.
  • After passing through the bollards continue on for approximately 20m before turning left into Millennium Square. The area beyond the bollards is shown in photograph 6.

Millennium Square to Portland Crescent

  • Turn left into Millennium Square for approximately 60m and then turn right to head up into Portland Crescent for approximately 100m until you reach the crossing for the Rose Bowl Car Park.
  • Turn left into Millennium Square which has a slight downhill gradient.
  • Millennium Square can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Continue past the Electric Press Building until you see a passageway to your right. This passageway leads to Portland Crescent.
  • This passageway should also be located to the right of the Civic Hall.
  • The passageway entrance can be seen in photographs 2 & 3.
  • There is an uphill gradient as you head towards and then along Portland Crescent.
  • As you continue, Portland Crescent will be located to the left of the pavement.
  • Between Millennium Square and Portland Crescent there are bollards which means the pavement only has a width of 120cm.
  • After this, continue up Portland Crescent for approximately 30m until you reach the entrance road for the car park.
  • This part of the route can be seen in photograph 6.

Portland Crescent to The Rose Bowl

  • Cross the car park entrance road then turn left for approximately 35m to reach the Civic Hall entrance into the Rose Bowl.
  • There is a brick blocked paved drop kerb on the near side of the crossing.
  • There is a block paved drop kerb on the far side of the crossing.
  • The road in between has a tarmac surface.
  • The crossing can be seen in photographs 1, 2 & 3.
  • Turn left for 30m to reach the Rose Bowl entrance.
  • The surface of the pavement is brick block paving.
  • There are obstacles as you turn left with a width between them of 120cm. These can be seen in photograph 4.
  • After approximately 12m there is a covered section which lasts for approximately 14m. This can be seen in photograph 5.
  • After coming out the covered area turn right and arrive at the entrance.

Outside Access (Civic Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite Civic Hall.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 185cm (6ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance to the left hand side.
    • A key card is required for out of hours access to this building.