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Route Plan - Newcastle Central Station to Centre for Life

Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the venue's parking or entrances/exits as a result of COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitisers are available at all main entrances to buildings, car parks and wards/departments.
  • There is currently a restricted number of visitors allowed and some one way systems in place.
  • There is a reduction in the number of seats in waiting areas to achieve required social distancing.
  • Wall signage has been installed advising of social distancing and floor markings are in place advising where to stand when required to queue.
  • Protective screens are located at reception desks.
  • It is advised to keep left on stairwells.
  • Lifts are limited to two people at a time.
  • There have been no changes to the toilet facilities.
  • Users must comply with social distancing requirements and wear masks/facial coverings where required to do so.
  • Volunteers are available for help.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction (Route Summary)

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    • This route plan takes you from Newcastle Central Station to the main entrance of Centre for Life.
    • This route is approximately 295m.

Newcastle Central Station to Central Parkway

  • This section of the route is approximately 165m.
  • Exit the station via the left hand side as you exit the concourse.
  • Proceed along the side of the station.
  • The surface of the pathway is paving slabs.
  • There is an easy slope upwards along the pathway.
  • After approximately 75m cross the staff and delivery access road to the station.
  • The access road is quiet.
  • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving.
  • Traffic comes from the right only.
  • Continue along the side of the station.
  • After approximately 12m cross the staff and delivery access road from the station.
  • The access road is quiet.
  • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving.
  • Traffic comes from the left only.
  • Proceed along the pathway to the junction with Central Parkway.

Cross Central Parkway

  • The crossing point is pedestrian controlled.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing.
  • The road is busy.
  • The surface of the crossing is block paving.
  • The height of the button for the controls is 108cm.
  • There are low level and higher level crossing indicator lights.

Central Parkway to NHS Centre for Life

  • This section of the route is approximately 50m.
  • Bear slightly to the left and proceed ahead through the canopy entrance to the Centre for Life campus.
  • Enter the quad and bear right
  • The surface of the path is paving stones.
  • Proceed along the path to the NHS Life Centre entrance.