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Leicester City Train Station to the King Power Stadium

London Road, Leicester, LE2 0QB

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Leicester City Train Station to the King Power Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.9km.
  • The route takes approximately 25-35 minutes.
  • The route leads along Waterloo Way, through Nelson Mandela Park, along Aylestone Road and down Raw Dykes Road to the stadium.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some slight gradients in places.
  • There is street signage located along the route directing you to the stadium.
  • There is public parking located next to the Leicester Tiger Rugby 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.

Leicester City Train Station

Leicester City Train Station to Waterloo Way

  • As you exit Leicester City Train Station there is a pedestrian crossing immediately in front of you.
  • This crossing point consists of four road crossings, including London Road and Waterloo Way.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • At the third crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the fourth crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • After completing the fourth crossing turn left and follow Waterloo Road for approximately 75m.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is concrete tiles.
  • 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.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along Waterloo Road is tarmac.
  • After approximately 75m Waterloo Road crosses St Albion Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.

Waterloo Way/Tigers Way to Nelson Mandela Park

  • After crossing St Albion Street the route follows Waterloo Way.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along Waterloo Way is tarmac.
  • There is a slight uphill slope along Waterloo Way approximately 135m long.
  • At the top of the slope Waterloo Way joins New Walk.
  • There is a bollard at the top of slope in the centre of the path.
  • The width of the gap past the bollard is 112cm.
  • The route crosses New Walk and re-joins Waterloo Way.
  • There is a bollard in the centre of the path.
  • The width of the gap past the bollard is 110cm.
  • There is a slight downhill slope along Waterloo Way approximately 150m long.
  • The route then reaches a crossing point over Regent Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing point.
  • The 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.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • After crossing Regent Road, Waterloo Way becomes Tigers Way.
  • Continue along Tigers Way for approximately 100m where the path merges onto Lower Hastings Street.
  • The path surface along Tigers Way is tarmac.
  • There are two access roads on Tigers way with dropped kerbs on each side of the path.
  • The dropped kerbs have no tactile paving.
  • There are bollards in the centre of the path at either side of the access roads.
  • At the bottom of Tigers Way there is a road crossing with no dropped kerbs.
  • This path now becomes Little Hastings Road and runs alongside Tigers Way.
  • The surface of the path changes to concrete tiles and block paving.
  • At the bottom of Little Hastings Road there is a crossing point over Lancaster Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic coming from both directions.
  • After crossing Lancaster Road the route reaches Nelson Mandela Park.

Nelson Mandela Park to Welford Road

  • The access point to Nelson Mandela Park is located on the corner of Tigers Way and Lancaster Road.
  • There are two openings leading to Nelson Mandela Park.
  • The width of the first opening is 140cm, the width of the second opening is 120cm.
  • From this access point there are two pathways across Nelson Mandela Park.
  • This route follows the pathway to your right.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • Follow the pathway for approximately 190m.
  • To exit Nelson Mandela Park there is an opening with a width of 140cm.
  • This exit gives access to Welford Road.
  • The path surface at this exit point is block paving.
  • There are public toilet facilities located to the left of the exit point.

Welford Road to Aylestone Road

  • After exiting Nelson Mandela Park turn left onto Welford Road.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along Welford Road is concrete tiles and tarmac.
  • Follow the path for approximately 25m until it reaches a pedestrian crossing.
  • There are two pedestrian crossing points across Welford Road.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • After completing the first crossing take the pedestrian crossing on your left which leads onto Aylestone Road.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • After completing the second crossing bear right and continue along Aylestone Road.
  • The path surface on Aylestone Road turns to block paving.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • 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.

Aylestone Road to Raw Dykes Road

  • Continue along Aylestone Road for approximately 1km.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along Aylestone Road varies between block paving and tarmac.
  • The route follows along Aylestone Road passing Granby Halls public car park and Leicester Tigers Rugby Stadium which are both to the left.
  • Just before and after the rugby stadium the path passes three access roads. These access roads lead to the car park, the rugby stadium and Morrison staff car park.
  • There are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • After crossing the last access road follow Aylestone Road for approximately 100m until the path reaches the Almond Road crossing point.
  • The Almond Road crossing point consists of two road crossings.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • After completing the second crossing the route re-joins Aylestone Road.
  • On this section of the path keep to the left because the right side of the path is dedicated to cyclists.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • 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.
  • The route then follows along Aylestone Road passing Freeman's Leisure Park.
  • Follow the route for approximately 100m until the path reaches a crossing point over Aylestone Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing point.
  • The crossing point is controlled by visual indicators.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push button controls.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button control boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • At this crossing point traffic is coming from the left.
  • After the crossing turn left and follow Aylestone Road.
  • Follow Aylestone Road for approximately 140m until it reaches Raw Dykes Road.

Raw Dykes Road to the Outer Concourse

  • After reaching Raw Dykes Road there is a crossing point.
  • This 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.
  • 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 second crossing turn right and follow Raw Dykes Road.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There are various access roads along Raw Dykes Road with dropped kerbs and no tactile paving.
  • Car Park E is located on the left along Raw Dykes Road.
  • From Car Park E continue along Raw Dykes Road for approximately 80m until you reach the Filbert Way roundabout.
  • Cross Filbert Way using the dropped kerbs available.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.
  • On matchdays Raw Dykes Road is closed off as part of the traffic exclusion zone.
  • On matchdays this part of the route can become congested.

Outer Concourse

  • The outer concourse has a block paving surface. All stands are accessible via the outer concourse.
  • On match days there are independent food stalls and mobile counters selling match day programmes located around the concourse. There is a shirt printing and information point, which is located on the North West corner of the ground. There is a music stage with live entertainment located at the front of the North Stand.
  • All entrances into the stadium have step-free access but there are some very easy slopes along the outer concourse.
  • Opposite the West Stand there is the Leicester City FC Remembrance Garden.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.