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Stadium of Light Metro Station

Newcastle Road (A1018), Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 1HX

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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.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is charged at a flat rate of £1 per day.
    • The car park is located at the side of platform 2, just off Newcastle Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the platform 2 entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the platform 2 entrance.
    • 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 tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Platform 1 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the footpath leading from Newcastle Road, Portobello Lane and Tesco Extra.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Platform 1 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Platform 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of platform 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Platform 2 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is 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.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 5 shows another set of 3 steps which leads from the car park to the entrance.
    • The steps are deep and well marked, with a handrail on both sides.

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.
  • 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 ramp / slope is / are 1 and 2.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by using alternative outside access entrances only is / are 1 and 2.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Platforms which have tactile markings at the platform edge are 1 and 2.
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.

Level Change (Footbridge)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on Newcastle Road, leading over the Stadium of Light Metro to Portobello Lane.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the footbridge leading to the platform 2 approach and car park.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is 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.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards on both sides of the footbridge with a space of 120cm between them.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)