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Stoke City Train Station to the bet365 Stadium (Away Supporters)

Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2AA

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Stoke City Train Station to the bet365 Stadium (bus pick-up/drop-off for away supporters)
  • This route is via Station Road and Leek Road.
  • A bus is used for transporting fans to the stadium.
  • The approximate distance of the route is 720m
  • The route takes approximately 9-10 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of block paving, concrete paving slabs and tarmac.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways, slopes and uneven surfaces.

Stoke City Train Station

Stoke City Train Station to Station Road Crossing

  • Upon exiting the station, turn right and continue ahead along Station Road for approximately 200m towards Glebe Street.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of tarmac and concrete paving slabs.
  • There is step-free access throughout this section of the route.
  • The path is mostly level with slight gradients in places.
  • The path is uneven in places due to raised/lowered drain hole covers.
  • The path narrows in places to 149cm due to lampposts.
  • On matchdays there are police officers stationed along this section of the route.
  • Upon reaching the end of the path before Glebe Street, turn left and cross over Station Road.

Station Road Crossing

  • The Station Road crossing point has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac.
  • The road surface is cambered and mostly even.

Station Road Crossing to Boughey Road Crossing

  • Having crossed Station Road, bear right and continue along Leek Road for approximately 200m towards the Boughey Road crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of tarmac and block paving.
  • There is step-free access throughout this section of the route.
  • The path is mostly level with an initial slight downhill slope.
  • The path is uneven in places due to cracked tarmac, concrete, tactile paving, and raised/lowered drain hole covers.
  • There is bench seating available along this section of the route.
  • After approximately 50m there is a vehicle access point and exit.
  • Approximately 60m beyond the vehicle access point and exit there is a third similar access point with dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • Having crossed over the third access point, bear slightly left and continue ahead along Boughey Road towards the Thornton Road crossing.
  • The path is level with the road at this crossing.
  • There is tactile paving on both sides of this crossing.
  • The road surface consists of block paving and is level.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing point.
  • Having crossed, continue ahead for the remaining 5m towards the Boughey Road crossing.

Boughey Road Crossing

  • The Boughey Road crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is mostly even.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing.

Boughey Road Crossing to Stadium Pick-up/Drop-off Point

  • Having crossed Boughey Road, turn left and follow the path back onto Leek Road.
  • Following the turn, continue ahead along Leek Road for approximately 220m towards the bus pick-up/drop-off point (The Terrace Pub).
  • The path at the turn has a slight slope towards the road.
  • Following the turn, the path is mostly level with slight gradients in places.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving and tarmac.
  • The path is uneven in places due to tactile paving and raised/lowered drain hole covers.
  • The path narrows in places due to parked vehicles mounting the kerb.
  • After approximately 120m there is an access road that crosses over the pathway marked with double yellow lines.
  • Having crossed the access road continue ahead for the remaining 90m until you reach the bus pick-up/drop-off point.
  • There are police officers located here that can provide assistance.
  • A bus is used for transporting fans to the stadium.
  • The bus will drop fans at the Visitors Car Park, opposite the stadium.

Visitors Car Park to the Outer Concourse (Visiting Supporters)

  • The Visitors Car Park is located next to the stadium.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • There are two sets of designated Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The first set are located to the left as you enter the car park.
  • To access the stadium from these designated parking bays there is a marked path leading to the stadium.
  • These Blue Badge parking bays are approximately 60m from the nearest accessible entrance.
  • There are slight slopes located along the path.
  • The second set of Blue Badge parking bays are located at the rear of the car park outside of the stadium.
  • These Blue Badge parking bays are approximately 15m from the nearest accessible entrance.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access around the concourse, however there are some very slight slopes in places. The surface of the concourse varies between block paving and concrete.
    There are some steps located outside the Boothen End (North Stand). These steps can be bypassed by using the dropped kerbs and the designated pathway in the North Car Park.
    There are also steps located on the concourse between the ticket office and the Q-railing Stand (West Stand). These can be bypassed via the ramp on the opposite side of the access road, within West Car Park 1. There are pedestrian road crossings with bollards on either side of the ramp.
  • On matchdays there are food and drink stands located around the concourse; at the Boothen End (North Stand), on the corner between the SHARP Stand (South Stand) and Q-railing Stand (West Stand), on the DPD Stand (East Stand), on the corner between the DPD Stand (East Stand) and SHARP Stand (South Stand) and on the away section of the SHARP Stand (South Stand).
    There are programme stalls located around the concourse.
  • There is step-free access from the concourse to all of the stands.
  • On matchdays the away section of the SHARP Stand (South Stand) is sectioned off.
    There are gates manned with stewards on either side of the concourse outside of the away section of the SHARP Stand (South Stand).
    Access between the SHARP Stand (South Stand) and the Q-railing Stand (West Stand) is possible via the public footpath along Stanley Matthews Way.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.