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Haymarket Bus Station to St. James' Park

Prudhoe Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RT

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Haymarket Bus Station to St James’ Park.
  • The route leads along Percy Street, Leazes Park Road and Strawberry Place.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 600m.
  • The route takes approximately 7-9 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac and flagstone paving.
  • There is step-free access throughout this route.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways and uneven surfaces.

Haymarket Bus Station

Haymarket Bus Station to B1307/Percy Street Crossing

  • Upon exiting the bus station, continue ahead for approximately 90 metres towards the B1307/Percy Street crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • There is a slight up hill gradient along the entirety of this section of the route.
  • After approximately 8 metres, cross over Prudhoe Place at the crossing.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road is cambered and even.
  • There are visual indicators available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • Following the crossing, continue ahead for approximately 55 metres, following the path round to the left, until you reach the Eldon Square multi-storey car park entrance/exit road crossing.
  • This crossing is similar to the crossing described above.
  • Having crossed, turn right and continue ahead for the remaining 6 metres towards the B1307/Percy Street crossing.

B1307/Percy Street Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road is cambered and even.
  • There are visual indicators available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

B1307/Percy Street Crossing to Leazes Park Road

  • Having crossed, turn left and continue ahead along Percy Street for approximately 180 metres towards Leazes Park Road.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • There are slight gradients in places along this section of the route.
  • After approximately 120 metres, cross over Leazes Lane.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road is cambered and even.
  • There no visual signals available at this crossing.
  • Having crossed, continue ahead for the remaining 35 metres towards the Leazes Park Road crossing.
  • Upon reaching the Leazes Park Road crossing, turn right onto Leazes Park Road.

Leazes Park Road to Strawberry Place Crossing

  • Having reached Leazes Park Road, continue ahead for approximately 100 metres towards the Strawberry Place crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • There is a long slight uphill slope along the entirety of Leazes Park Road.
  • The path narrows to a little as 125cm in places, due to bollards and shop advertising boards.
  • After approximately 80 metres and having reached the end/top of Leazes Park Road, turn left and cross over Leazes Park Road at the crossing.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road has a slight downhill gradient from right to left.
  • The road surface is even.
  • There are visual indicators available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • Having crossed, turn right and head towards the Strawberry Place crossing.

Strawberry Place Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road is cambered and even.
  • There are visual indicators available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Strawbery Place Crossing to St James' Street Crossing

  • Having crossed, turn left and continue ahead along Strawberry Place for approximately 60 metres towards the St James' Street crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • There is a very slight uphill gradient along the entirety of this section of the route.
  • After approximately 25 metres, cross over the access road at the crossing.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road has a slight up hill gradient and is even.
  • Having crossed, continue ahead for the remaining 20 metres towards the St James' Street crossing.

St James' Street Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road is cambered and even.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing.

St James' Street Crossing to the Outer Concourse

  • Having crossed, continue ahead along Strawberry Place for approximately 30 metres towards the Gallowgate stand outer concourse.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • There is a very slight uphill gradient along the entirety of this section of the route.
  • After approximately 25 metres cross over the access road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface at the crossing consists of tarmac.
  • The road is cambered and even.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing.
  • Having crossed, you have reached the outer concourse.
  • There step-free access onto the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access along the majority of the outer concourse. There are some slight slopes in places.
    The majority of surfaces consist of; block paving or tarmac.
  • There are food and drink stands located around the outer concourse.
    There are programme stalls located around the outer concourse.
  • The crowd corridor is a sheltered part of the outer concourse which is underneath the Milburn Stand and Leazes Stand. The crowd corridor can be very congested in the build up to kick-off.
    There is a steep slope leading from Strawberry Place up to the crowd corridor. The steep slope is overcome by accessing the crowd corridor from the matchday car park or from Leazes Terrace.
    There are 15+ steps leading from Strawberry Place up to the Gallowgate part of the concourse. The steps are overcome by using a ramp located on the outer concourse next to the East Stand. The ramp has a very easy gradient with handrails on both sides.
    There is a lift (Accessible Entrance 10) located on Strawberry Place next to the NINE Sports Bar and Lounge which can be used to access the outer concourse.
  • The concourse is very congested at full time.
  • 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.