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Route Plan from the College to Town Centre Bus Station

The College Merthyr Tydfil, Ynysfach , Merthyr Tydfil, Wales , CF48 1AR

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Introduction

  • This route is from the Main Building Main Entrance to the Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station.
  • This route is approximately 300m long and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete on foot.
  • This route is via College Boulevard (A4054), Avenue de Clichy and Castle Street and involves easy slopes.
  • The main hazards on this route are uncontrolled road crossings, congested pavement areas and moderately busy roads.

Main Building

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Main Building to the College Boulevard Crossing

  • Exit the Main Building via the Main Entrance and head straight ahead across the pedestrian area, shown in photographs 1 and 2, in front of the College, turn left upon reaching the pavement to follow College Boulevard.
  • There are multiple objects in the pedestrian area including low level benches and street lamps.
  • This area has an even and level concrete slab and stone brick paving.
  • There are multiple objects in the pavement at the edge of the pedestrianised area in front of the College.
  • There are 3 flag poles, with 156cm clearance, on the left side of the pavement and a street lamp and electrical box on the right with 116cm clearance.
  • There is a 4m gap between the two objects.
  • These objects are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Walk along College Boulevard.
  • College Boulevard has an even and level concrete block paving.
  • After approximately 15m there is a line of corduroy tactile paving, shown in photograph 5.
  • This line of tactile paving precedes the Merthyr Tydfil College bus stop (shown in photograph 6).
  • Continue for approximately 70m.
  • Cross the access road to College Staff Car Park.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 7 and 8.
  • Continue along College Boulevard for approximately 5m, this area is shown in photograph 9, then turn right to cross College Boulevard.
  • This is an uncontrolled crossing which has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the road.
  • This is a moderately busy road.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 10, 11 and 12.

College Boulevard Crossing to Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station

  • After crossing College Boulevard turn left and follow the A4054 round to the right.
  • This area has an even and level concrete slab pavement surface.
  • There are lamp posts on the inside of the pavement as you go around the corner.
  • This area is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • As the corner straightens out there is a line of corduroy tactile paving approximately 5m before the riverside path joins the A4054 pavement and the pavement cross the bridge. This is shown in photograph 3.
  • Cross the bridge after the tactile paving, over the River Taff.
  • This bridge is approximately 55m long.
  • There is a traffic light controlled crossing (shown in photograph 5) at the far end of the bridge to cross the A4054, this crossing has a line of tactile paving across the pavement.
  • This is followed by another line of corduroy tactile, 5m from the crossing, shown in photograph 6.
  • Follow the pavement around to the right to join the Avenue de Clichy, shown in photograph 7.
  • Approximately 20m beyond the corduroy paving cross the Avenue de Clichy at the traffic light controlled crossing.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • The traffic light crossing has no audible warning, with control boxes 110cm high with rotating conical warning systems.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • After crossing the Avenue de Clichy, continue ahead bearing right across the pedestrianised corner.
  • The paving on the far side of the crossing has an even brick block and concrete tile surface with a slight incline.
  • This area is shown in photograph 12.
  • After following the pavement around to the right cross Castle Street.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing with a level central island with tactile paving.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 13 and 14.
  • After crossing Castle Street, turn left and walk up the Castle Street hill.
  • This hill has a slight gradient with an even concrete slab paving.
  • After approximately 50m there is a short section of uneven, brick block paving at the top of the hill as the pavement bears around to right, this area is shown in photographs 16 and 17.
  • The bus station is approximately 15m ahead of you as you round the corner.
  • This area, shown in photograph 18, has an uneven, concrete slab surface with a slight gradient.
  • Bus Stop 16 is directly ahead of you as you enter the Bus Station.

Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station

  • This bus station (shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3) consists of 16 bus stops.
  • These bus stops are in a horseshoe shape, connected by a covered walkway around the edge of bus station.
  • The bus shelters (shown in photographs 4 and 5) have a level, even concrete paving surface, with deep steps down to road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving which crosses the bus entrance and exit road, this crossing is shown in photographs 6, 7 and 8.