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Itchen Bridge (South Side) Bus Stop to St Mary's Stadium

Southampton Football Club - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FP

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from the Itchen Bridge (South Side) Bus Stop to St Mary's Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 800 metres.
  • The route takes approximately 12-16 minutes.
  • The majority of the paths have a tarmac surface.
  • The potential hazards along this route include; busy roads, crossing points, uneven surfaces and narrow and congested pathways.

Itchen Bridge (South Side) Bus Stop

  • The Itchen Bridge (South Side) Bus Stop is located on the south side of the A3025.
  • There is step-free access to the bus stop.
  • The bus stop is not sheltered.
  • There is no bench seating at this bus stop.
  • There is not a digital display at this bus stop.
  • There is no audio announcer at this bus stop.
  • The bus routes that use this bus stop include; 3, X4, X5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 13.
  • Buses at this stop travel towards Southampton City Centre.

Itchen Bridge (South Side) Bus Stop to the A305 Pedestrian Crossing

  • After exiting the bus turn left and follow the path for approximately 70m until you reach the A305 pedestrian crossing.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • Turn left and take the crossing to the opposite side of the A305.
  • There are two crossing points with dropped kerbs and tactile paving either side.
  • The crossing points are controlled by visual indicators.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button box to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • At the first crossing point traffic will be coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic will be coming from your left.
  • When completing the crossing, turn left and follow the path.

A305 Pedestrian Crossing to the Central Bridge Walkway

  • Follow the path for approximately 30m until you reach the Central Bridge Walkway.
  • There is step- free access along the path.
  • The surface of path is tarmac.
  • There is a very slight slope along the path.
  • The access to the Central Bridge Walkway is on your right.

Central Bridge Walkway to Albert Road North

  • There is a bollard in the centre of the path leading to the Central Bridge Walkway.
  • The gap either side of the bollard is over 100cm.
  • There is a long slight slope leading down from Central Bridge.
  • The surface of the slope consists of concrete tiles.
  • There is a short path leading to a long slight slope, leading up to Albert Road North.
  • The surface of the slope consists of concrete tiles.
  • At the top of the slope there are two bollards.
  • The gap between the bollards is 135cm.
  • At the top of the slope bear left onto Albert Road North.

Albert Road North to Chapel Road Crossing

  • Follow the path along Albert Road North for approximately 140m until you reach the turning onto Anglesea Terrace.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The path surface consists of concrete tiles then tarmac.
  • At the turning for Anglesea Terrace turn left.
  • Follow the path for approximately 15m until you reach a crossing point to the opposite side of the road.
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on the near side only.
  • The crossing is at a diagonal angle.
  • After completing the crossing turn right, back on yourself.
  • Follow the path for approximately 15m until you reach the turning back onto Albert Road North, on your left.
  • Follow the path for approximately 115m until you reach the Chapel Road crossing.

Chapel Road Crossing to Marine Parade

  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • This crossing point has dropped kerbs on both sides of the road.
  • The dropped kerbs have no tactile paving.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • Traffic will be coming from your right and then from your left.
  • On crossing the road, bear right and then follow the pathway around onto Marine Parade.

Marine Parade (Chapel Road Crossing) to the Outer Concourse

  • Once on Marine Parade continue ahead towards the stadium.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The pathway is uneven at some sections of this route.
  • After approximately 120 metres you will pass over tactile paving which indicates a road crossing to the right.
  • Continue onwards for approximately 110 metres until you reach Melbourne Street crossing point.
  • This crossing point has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • Traffic will be coming from your right and then from your left.
  • On crossing Melbourne Street, bear right and follow the pathway.
  • After approximately 75 metres you will reach a service road into the stadium.
  • At this service road follow the pathway around to the left.
  • There is a slight slope at this last section of the route.
  • Continue up the slope and you have reached the outer concourse to the stadium.

Outer Concourse