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Ashton New Road Bus Stop A to the Etihad Stadium

Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3JA

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  • The following information describes the route from the nearest eastbound Ashton New Road bus stop to the Etihad Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 180m.
  • The route takes approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route have a flagstone paving or tarmac surface.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; bins, road signs and congested pathways.

Ashton New Road Bus Stop A

  • Bus Stop A is located on the eastbound side of Ashton New Road, on the same side of the road to the Etihad Campus.
  • There is step-free access to the bus stop.
  • The bus stop is sheltered.
  • There is a bench seat at the bus stop.
  • There is no digital display at this bus stop.
  • There is no audio announcer at this bus stop.
  • The bus routes that use the bus stop include; 216, 231 and 216/237 Night Buses.

Ashton New Road Bus Stop A to the Ashton New Road Walkway

  • Exit the bus, turn left and pass between the lamp post and bin.
  • Follow the path along Ashton New Road.
  • The path has a flagstone paving surface which is slightly uneven in places.
  • After approximately 70 metres cross the Grey Car Park access road.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs but no tactile paving.
  • The road surface is tarmac and is even.
  • After approximately 130 metres you will reach a traffic light crossing on the left.
  • Turn right and use the ramp to access the outer concourse via Gate 8.

Ashton New Road Walkway to the Outer Concourse

  • The walkway from Ashton New Road has a tarmac surface.
  • Use the ramp and then turn right and access the outer concourse via Gate 8.
  • The ramp is approximately 23 metres long with a slight downwards gradient.
  • The ramp has handrails on both sides.
  • Alternative access to the ramp is via 8 steps with handrails on both sides.
  • The steps are not clearly marked but have there is tactile paving at the top and bottom.

Outer Concourse

  • The outer concourse has a tarmac/resin bound gravel surface and is step-free and mostly smooth throughout.
    All stands are accessible via the outer concourse.
  • On matchdays there are some merchandise cabins located around the outer concourse. The cabins have short, steep ramps for access.
    There are kiosks selling matchday programmes located around the outer concourse.
    The City Square Fanzone is located on the concourse outside the Family Zone.
  • All entrances into the stadium have step-free access.
  • A road closure operates immediately after the event/match to allow pedestrians to leave the Etihad Stadium safely. This is in place for approximately 20 minutes after the event/match.
    Roads affected by the closure include; Ashton New Road – between Alan Turing Way and Darley Street, Grey Mare Lane – between Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way, Merrill Street – between Pollard Street and Ashton New Road.
  • 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.