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Route Plan 1 - Trinity Square to Sport Central

Trinity Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE8 1AG

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Trinity Square halls of residence to Sport Central.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 2.1km.
  • The route takes approximately 17-22 minutes.
  • The route leads along Gateshead High Street, across Lambton Road, along Nelson Street, across the A184, under the railway viaduct and onto Hills Street.
  • The route then uses public transport to John Dobson Street.
  • The route then leads across John Dobson Street and along Northumberland Road to Sport Central.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some easy and moderate gradients in places.
  • There is no street signage located along the route directing you to the University Campus.
  • Once on the University Campus, there is street signage located along the route directing you to Sport Central.
  • There is campus parking next to Sport Central.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points and shared pathways.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 115cm.

Trinity Square

Trinity Square to Hills Street Bus Stop

  • As you exit the main entrance of Trinity Square turn left onto Gateshead High Street.
  • Continue along Gateshead High Street for approximately 71m to the pedestrian crossing.
  • Gateshead High Street is on a moderate gradient downhill.
  • The surface along the footpath is uneven paving slabs.
  • The crossing point consists of three road crossings.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the third crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • The second crossing point is to the left after the first crossing point and crosses Lambton Street.
  • After completing the third crossing turn right and follow Nelson Street for approximately 115m.
  • 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.
  • The height of the push buttons is 99cm.
  • There is step free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along the first 77m of Nelson Street is tarmac.
  • After 77m the path divides.
  • Continue along the right hand fork of the path.
  • The surface of the path becomes paving slabs.
  • Nelson Street is on an easy downhill gradient.
  • There is a handrail on the right going down the gradient once the path become paving slabs.
  • There are some uneven surfaces along Nelson Street caused by manhole covers.
  • The path along Nelson Street is shared with cyclists.
  • After approximately 115m Nelson Street crosses the A184.
  • The 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.
  • 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.
  • The height of the push buttons is 111cm.
  • There is step free access throughout this part of the route.
  • After crossing the A184 take the viaduct arch to the left and cross under the railway line.
  • Continue along the path for approximately 63m to Half Moon Lane.
  • The surface of the path is paving slabs.
  • The path is on an easy uphill gradient.
  • The path between the A184 and Half Moon Lane is shared with cyclists.
  • At Half Moon Lane turn left and follow the road onto Hills Street.
  • Cross over Hills 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.
  • Turn left and cross a short cobbled section of Half Moon Lane to reach the bus stop on the corner of Hills Street and Half Moon Lane.
  • At the bus stop, take either the Citylink 57 or Blue Arrow 11X to John Dobson Street.

John Dobson Street to Sport Central

  • As you exit the bus on John Dobson Street turn to the right.
  • Follow John Dobson Street.
  • After approximately 25m, John Dobson Street crosses Northumberland Road.
  • 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 coming from your right.
  • After approximately 5m there is a pedestrian crossing to your right.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • The surface of the crossing point is concrete tiles.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There is step free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along John Dobson Street is paving slabs.
  • Immediately after the crossing point there is an additional crossing point.
  • This crossing point is a zebra crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • The surface of the crossing point is block paved.
  • The crossing point is marked in white and black paving.
  • The crossing point crosses a cycle lane.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of cycle traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • Follow Northumberland Road for approximately 62m.
  • The surface of the path along Northumberland Road is paving slabs.
  • After approximately 62m Northumberland Road crosses College 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.
  • Continue along Northumberland Road for approximately 169m.
  • This part of the route is pedestrianised.
  • The surface of the route is block paved.
  • There are some tactile markings along the route which designate the boundaries of the adjacent buildings.
  • There is seating along this part of the route.
  • After approximately 169m, turn left and follow the path between Northumberland Building and Sport Central.
  • There is an easy downhill gradient between the two buildings.
  • After approximately 38m the entrance to Sport Central is on the right.
  • There is step free access along this part of the route.

Sport Central