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St Peter's Metro Station

Sheepfolds Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 1BB

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Disabled Passenger Information for Metro

  • The trains have a space on each carriage for wheelchair users, which are clearly marked with the wheelchair symbol by the train doors.
  • Station platforms are approximately the same height as train floors, however the exact gap varies from station to station.
  • Standard wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs up to a maximum width of 700mm and length of 1200mm are permitted on Metro trains.
  • Powered mobility scooters may not be used anywhere on Metro because of their design, difficulty in manoeuvring and unsuitability for use at stations,
  • on platforms and on trains.
  • Lighter scooters may be folded and carried on board trains.
  • Call or text 0191 203 3666
  • Email [email protected]

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sunderland.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in Sheepfolds Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking is next to the Sheepfolds Road entrance and is strip style parking.
    • The markings at the Blue Badge parking area are very faded, however there are signs stating disabled parking only.

Outside Access (Wearmouth Bridge Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Wearmouth Bridge (A1018), next to platform 1.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Outside Access (Sheepfolds Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Sheepfolds Road, next to platform 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Wearmouth Bridge / Sheepfolds Road Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond both entrances leading to the stairs and lifts for both platforms.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Platforms

  • The platforms have several ticket machines and help points which have built in hearing loops.
  • The platforms have several smart card readers for passenger using prepaid Metro Cards.

Train Station

  • The station is not staffed.
  • There is not a ticket office.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are Tyne and Wear Metro Nexus.
  • The train companies that operate within this station include:.
  • Please click here for access information for Tyne and Wear Metro Nexus.
  • There is not a taxi rank at the station.
  • There are 2 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) accessed by lift is / are 1 and 2.
  • The platform(s) accessed by ramp / slope is / are 1 and 2.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by either level access / ramps / lifts / stairclimber from inside the station is / are 1 and 2.

Level Change (Platform 1)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the side of platform 1.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Platform 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the side of platform 1.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Wearmouth Bridge entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 140cm (6ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Platform 2)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the side of platform 2.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Platform 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the side of platform 2 and close to Sheepfolds Road Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G,1.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Sheepfolds Road entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 190cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)