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Rotherham Central Station to Rotherham Leisure Complex

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 Station to Rotherham Leisure Complex.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 0.9km.
  • The route takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • The route leads down Bridge Street, along Frederick Street and Centenary Way to Effingham Street and then the Leisure Centre.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some slight gradients in places.
  • There is limited street signage located along the route directing you to the Leisure Complex.
  • There is public parking located next to the Rotherham Leisure Complex.
  • 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 Centenary Way

  • On Drummond Street turn left and cross at the pedestrian crossing in front of the bus interchange.
  • The crossing consists of two pedestrian crossings, with a central island.
  • 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.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • After the crossing, continue for 25m towards the dual carriageway in front of you.

Centenary Way to Effingham Street

  • At the crossing on Centenary Way, cross over both sides of the dual carriageway at the pedestrian crossing.
  • This crossing point consists of two crossings with a central island.
  • 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.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • Once across turn right and follow Centenary Way up for 30m.
  • At the sign for the leisure complex take the middle of the three paths onto Effingham Street.

Effingham Street to Rotherham Leisure Complex

  • Continue down Effingham Street and cross over the car park entrance at the dropped kerb.
  • Continue on Effingham Street for 50m crossing over Kenneth Street and then Grafton Street.
  • Both crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving.
  • As you approach the leisure complex there is a tarmac path with a slight gradient which leads to a pedestrian crossing within the car park.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving and has black and white stripes.
  • The traffic approaches from both sides.
  • After the crossing follow the path round to the left then to the right until you reach the main entrance of the Leisure Complex.

Finishing Point - Rotherham Leisure Complex