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Route Plan - Newcastle Central Station to Great North Children's Hospital

Great North Children's Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP

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Introduction (Route Summary)

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    • This route plan takes you from Newcastle Central Station to The Great North Children's Hospital, via the Royal Victoria Infirmary Side Entrance.
    • There are two transport options in this guide.
    • Route 1 is by bus, Route 2 is by Metro.
    • Both routes merge at Haymarket Metro Station.

Route 1 By Bus - Newcastle Central Station to Central Station Westgate Road Stand M

  • This section of the route is approximately 137m
  • Exit the station at the front right hand side from the concourse.
  • Proceed to the pedestrian controlled crossing on Neville Street.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and level kerbs.
  • The height of the crossing button is 110cm.
  • Continue straight ahead and proceed along Grainger Street.
  • Grainger Street is pedestrianised and the surface is block paved.
  • Proceed along Grainger Street to the pedestrian crossing at the junction with Westgate Road.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and level kerbs.
  • The height of the crossing button is 109cm.
  • Immediately after crossing turn left and proceed along Westgate Road.
  • After 17m proceed across the access road to The Mile Castle.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs.
  • Central Station Westgate Road Stand M is ahead.
  • Take the number 30 bus towards Fawdon to Haymarket St Mary's Place.

Route 1 By Bus - Haymarket St Mary's Place to Great North Road

  • This section of the route is approximately 98m.
  • After exiting the bus at Haymarket St Mary's Place turn right.
  • Proceed along St Mary's Place.
  • There are railings along the right hand side of the pavement.
  • The surface of the pavement is concrete tiles.
  • Continue onto the pedestrianised area of Northumberland Street and proceed past Haymarket Metro Station on the left.
  • Turn right and proceed along the side of Haymarket Metro Station, along the B1307.
  • Just before the end of the station building turn right and proceed to the pedestrian controlled crossing.

Route 2 By Metro - Newcastle Central Station to Haymarket Metro Station

  • Newcastle Central Station is located above Central Metro Station.
  • Proceed to Platform 2 of the Metro Station and take the Yellow Line train towards The Coast, or the Green Line train towards Airport.
  • Exit the Metro at Haymarket Station, taking the exit towards Newcastle University and Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).
  • Proceed towards the pedestrian controlled crossing on the B1307.

Cross Great North Road

  • 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 tarmac.
  • The height of the button for the controls is 95cm.

B1307 to Queen Victoria Road

  • This section of the route is approximately 320m.
  • After crossing the B1307 turn left and proceed along the B1307, with Newcastle University on the right.
  • The surface of the pavement is concrete tiles.
  • Continue along the B1307 for approximately 85m.
  • Take the first right onto St Thomas' Street.
  • There is an easy uphill gradient along St Thomas' Street.
  • After approximately 110m proceed across the access road to the Newcastle University buildings on the right.
  • The access road is quiet.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving at the crossing point.
  • Vehicles pass from both directions.
  • After approximately 40m cross King's Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing point.
  • The road is quiet.
  • Vehicles cross in both directions.
  • Continue to the end of St Thomas' Street and turn right onto Queen Victoria Road.
  • Proceed along Queen Victoria Road to the pedestrian crossing.

Cross Queen Victoria Road

  • 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 tarmac.
  • The height of the button for the controls is 110cm.

Queen Victoria Road to Great North Children's Hospital

  • After crossing Queen Victoria Road turn right and proceed along Queen Victoria Road.
  • The pathway becomes tarmac.
  • The surface becomes uneven in some areas.
  • Continue along Queen Victoria Road for approximately 172m, passing a pedestrian entrance to the main hospital grounds on the left.
  • There is the remains of a vehicle entrance to the hospital grounds to cross.
  • There is a dropped kerb without tactile paving.
  • This area is sometimes used by vehicles dropping off passengers.
  • Continue along Queen Victoria Road for approximately 20m.
  • Turn left and proceed through the gate into the hospital grounds.
  • There is a clearly marked pedestrian pathway.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac and has some uneven areas.
  • Continue along the pedestrian pathway and bear slightly to the right to the Royal Victoria Infirmary Side Entrance.
  • The Great North Children's Hospital departments are located on the left hand side of the building as you enter.