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London Waterloo to St Thomas' Hospital

London Waterloo, Station Approach, London, SE1 8SW

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from London Waterloo to St Thomas' Hospital.
  • The route leads along Station Approach, York Road and Westminster Bridge Road.
  • There is step-free access from Exit 3 at Waterloo Station via Station Approach.
  • The approximate distance of this route from Exit 3 is 660m.
  • There is stepped access from Exit 6 at Waterloo Station. This exit leads onto Southbank Place.
  • The approximate distance of this route from Exit 6 is 440m.
  • The majority of the paths along the route consist of concrete, tarmac, flagstone and block paving.
  • There is step-free access along this route (from Exit 3 only).
  • The potential hazards on this route include congested pathways, a crossing with no visual signals, and busy road crossings with visual signals.

Station Approach to York Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • After exiting London Waterloo turn left and follow the path along Station Approach for approximately 170m to the bottom of Station Approach.
  • The route along the path is step-free.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There are bus stop shelters along the route which may reduce the width of the path.
  • There are two sets of bollards located outside the Victory Arch entrance to London Waterloo.
  • The bollards have a clear identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 110cm.
  • The path crosses an access road.
  • The crossing has a dropped kerb with tactile paving on both sides.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing with no visual signals to the opposite side of Station Approach and the York Road pedestrian crossing.

Station Exit (3 - Station Approach)

  • This information is for the exit located off the main concourse.
  • This exit is signed with 'Exit 3'.
  • There is step-free access at this exit.

York Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • York Road Pedestrian Crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are visual signals available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the bottom of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Station Exit (6 - Southbank)

  • This information is for the exit located off the main concourse.
  • This exit is signed with 'Exit 6'.
  • There is stepped access at this exit.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the walkway.
    • There is/are 15+ 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.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

York Road Pedestrian Crossing to Chicheley Street Pedestrian Crossing

  • After completing the crossing turn left and follow York Road for approximately 200m until you reach the Chicheley Street Pedestrian Crossing.
  • There is step-free access along the route.
  • The surface of the path is flagstone/block paving.
  • There are two sets of bollards outside the York Road access point to Waterloo Underground Station.
  • The bollards have clear identification bands.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 105cm.
  • After the path passes the underground station follow the path until it reaches the Chicheley Street Pedestrian Crossing.
  • If you have exited London Waterloo via Exit 6 - Southbank, you will join York Road after Waterloo Underground Station.
  • There are bus shelters located along the path which may restrict the width of the path in places.

Chicheley Street Pedestrian Crossing

  • Chicheley Street Pedestrian Crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are visual signals available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the bottom of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Chicheley Street Pedestrian Crossing to Westminster Bridge Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • After completing the crossing follow the path for approximately 220m until you reach the Westminster Bridge Pedestrian Crossing.
  • There is a step-free access along the route.
  • The surface of the path is brick paving and block/flagstone paving.
  • There are bus shelters located along the path which reduce the width of the path.
  • There are sign posts located along the path.
  • After approximately 215m when you reach Westminster Bridge Road, bear right and follow the path until you reach the pedestrian crossing.

Westminster Bridge Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • Westminster Bridge Road Pedestrian Crossing has a pedestrian island located at the centre of the road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides and on the island.
  • There are visual signals available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the bottom of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Westminster Bridge Road Pedestrian Street Crossing to St Thomas' Hospital

  • After completing the crossing turn right and follow the crossing for approximately 45m until you reach the turning into St Thomas' Hospital grounds.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is block/flagstone paving.
  • There are signposts along the path.
  • There are bollards at the entrance into the grounds.
  • The width between the bollards is 110cm.
  • The bollards do not have clear identification bands.
  • There is a slight slope just beyond the bollards.

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