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Route Plan 2 - Coach Lane Main Reception to Sutherland Building By Bus

Coach Lane Campus, Coach Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7XA

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  • The following information describes the route from Coach Lane Main Reception to the Sutherland Building on City Campus.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 5.6km.
  • The route takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • The route leads from the Coach Lane Campus onto Coach Lane.
  • The route then uses public transport to John Dobson Street.
  • Staff and Students can travel for free on the number 1 bus by presenting their Staff or Student ID Badge.
  • The route then leads across John Dobson Street and along Northumberland Road to the Sutherland Building.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some easy and moderate gradients in places.
  • There is not street signage located along the route directing you to the City Campus.
  • Once on the City Campus there is street signage located along the route directing you to the Sutherland Building.
  • There is campus parking on the Coach Lane and City campuses.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, and crossing points.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons, these are between the heights of 95cm and 115cm.

Coach Lane Main Reception

Coach Lane Main Reception to Coach Lane Bus Stop

  • After leaving the main entrance follow the path ahead.
  • There is an easy ramp going down here.
  • To the right of the main entrance there is seating available.
  • The path follows the wall to the left as you exit the building.
  • After approximately 30m you will come to a fork in the path.
  • Follow the path to the left and continue ahead.
  • There is an easy slope here, going up, without handrails.
  • Follow this path for approximately 20m and you will come to a Pelican crossing.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • The height to the button on the crossing is 94cm.
  • There is a cone underneath.
  • The height to the cone is 88cm.
  • The crossing has both audible and visual indicators.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • The road can be busy.
  • Once across the road turn right and continue along Coach Lane.
  • After approximately 10m the path becomes tarmac surface, and narrows.
  • The width of the path here is 135cm.
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 60m.
  • You will come to Westminster Way.
  • Follow the path around to the right and you will come to a dropped kerb.
  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Traffic will come from both directions.
  • Once across Westminster Way turn right to continue following the path along Coach Lane.
  • After approximately 35m you will come across a lamppost in the pavement.
  • The lamppost narrows the pavement to 112cm.
  • Continue along coach lane for approximately 100m and you will come to the bus stop.
  • There is bench style seating within the bus stop.

John Dobson Street Bus Stop to Sutherland Building

  • As you exit the bus on John Dobson Street cross over the cycle lane to the footpath.
  • The crossing point has a raised surface creating level access.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of cycle traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • After crossing the cycle lane turn left.
  • Follow John Dobson Street to Northumberland Road
  • The surface of the footpath is paving slabs.
  • After approximately 48m turn right onto Northumberland Road.
  • Follow Northumberland Road for approximately 62m.
  • The surface of the path along Northumberland Road is paving slabs.
  • Some areas of the footpath are uneven.
  • 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 54m.
  • 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 54m turn right and enter Sutherland Building via ramp at the left hand side of the building, leading to the accessible entrance.

Sutherland Building