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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 photograph 1, in front of the College, turn left upon reaching the pavement to follow College Boulevard.
  • 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.
  • Walk along College Boulevard.
  • College Boulevard has an even and level concrete block paving.
  • 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 6 and 7.
  • 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 10-12.

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 8-11.
  • 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 1-3) 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 6-8.