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Rotherham Central Station to Clifton Park

Rotherham Central Station, Central Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1QH

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Route Information

  • The following information describes the route from Rotherham Central Train Station to Clifton Park.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1km.
  • The route takes approximately 15 minutes.
  • The route leads along Bridge Street, then along Frederick Street, up Drummond Street and down Wharncliffe Street to the Park.
  • The majority of paths along the route are concrete paving with some easy and moderate gradients in places.
  • There is public parking located next to the train station.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points and congested pathways.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons; these are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.

Starting Point - Rotherham Central Station

Central Road to Bridge Street

  • Exit Rotherham Central Station via the main entrance and cross over Central Road.
  • The crossing is level.
  • The crossing is not marked.
  • There is tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • Traffic could come from both directions.
  • After crossing Central Road, turn to the left and follow the path round.
  • This leads onto Bridge Street.

Bridge Street to Bridgegate

  • After turning right onto Bridge Street continue straight ahead.
  • The path here has an easy slope all the way along.
  • The path along this section is a mixture of block paving and paving slabs.
  • There are some signs outside some of the businesses along the path.
  • There are drains at various points along the path that can cause uneven surfaces.

Bridgegate to Frederick Street to Drummond Street

  • Cross over Bridgegate and continue up Frederick Street for approximately 70m.
  • This street is a pedestrian only zone.
  • The surface is block paving and concrete paving slabs.
  • The surface is uneven.
  • At the 'pedestrian zone ends' sign bear left and cross over Water Street.
  • The crossing has a dropped kerb with tactile paving.
  • The traffic is coming from the right.
  • Continue on for 30m then cross Effingham Square on the right.
  • The crossing has a dropped kerb with tactile paving.
  • The traffic is coming from the left.
  • Once you have completed the crossing turn left onto Drummond Street.

Drummond Street to Wharncliffe Street

  • Continue uphill along Drummond Street which bears to the right, past the phone box and bench seating.
  • The slope is a moderate gradient.
  • After the line of bollards cross Henry Street.
  • The crossing is level with tactile paving.
  • The traffic comes from both sides.
  • Continue up Drummond Street for 25m, past the Indoor Market which will be on the right.
  • The gradient of the path becomes steep and the surface is block paving and concrete slabs.
  • Cross Eastwood Lane.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped curbs to each side.
  • The traffic is coming from the right.
  • Once across Eastwood Lane, Drummond Street becomes Wharncliffe Street.

Wharncliffe Street to Percy Street

  • Continue up Wharncliffe Street with the College on your right.
  • The slope is moderate and the pavement surface changes to tarmac.
  • Percy Street is at the top.
  • Cross over Percy Street at the crossing.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs.
  • The traffic comes from both sides.

Percy Street to Clifton Park

  • After crossing Percy Street continue on Wharncliffe Street which starts to descend at an easy gradient.
  • Continue past the sign and bus stop for 30m until you reach Doncaster Road.
  • At the junction turn left and cross over Wharncliffe Street at the pedestrian crossing.
  • The crossing consists of two pedestrian crossings, with a central island.
  • The traffic comes first from the right and then from the left.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • Cross over the pedestrian crossing and turn right.
  • Continue for 8m and cross Doncaster Road at the pedestrian crossing.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • One across the crossing there is an easy slope up to Clifton Park gates on the left.

Finishing Point - Clifton Park