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Route 11: Quad to Euston Square Station

Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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  • The following information describes the route from the Main Quad to Euston Square via Gower Street.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 160 metres.
  • The route takes approximately 3 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac or block paving with some slight gradients in places.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points (Gower Place) and congested pathways.
  • Euston Square only provides step free access to the westbound Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines platform.

Main Quad

  • The Main Quad is located off Gower Street.
  • At the entrance/exit of the Main Quad there are two 85cm wide gates for pedestrians (photographs 6 and 7).
  • These gates are located on either side of the 330cm wide main gate used by both vehicles and pedestrians (photograph 5).
  • There are also bollards located immediately beyond/before the gates as you enter/exit the Main Quad (photograph 5).
  • These bollards have gaps between 90cm-120cm wide.
  • The Chadwick, Pearson, North Wing and Wilkins Buildings can be accessed via the Main Quad.
  • Only the Chadwick, Pearson and Wilkins Building are accessible via external ramps.
  • Please see the relevant access guides for further information regarding access to these buildings.
  • The majority of the Main Quad has a tarmac surface.
  • The tarmac is loose in places.
  • There are easy gradients throughout the Main Quad including on the pedestrian pathways.
  • The pathways (photograph 8) consist mostly of block paving and are narrow and uneven in places.
  • There is ample seating available in the form of wooden benches (photograph 9).
  • These are located along the entirety of the pathways.
  • There are 2 Blue Badge bays available within the quad (photographs 10 and 11).
  • These are located on either side of the main building.
  • There is an information point located at the front lodge, on the left hand side of the Main Quad entrance/exit gates (photograph 12).
  • Please see the relevant access guide for further information regarding the front lodge information point.

Main Quad to Gower Place Crossing

  • Upon exiting the Quad, turn right and head towards the road crossing approximately 110 metres along Gower Street.
  • The path along this section of the route consists mostly of tarmac with small sections of block paving when exiting the quad.
  • There is also block paving on the approach to the Gower Place crossing.
  • The path is mostly level with easy gradients in places.
  • The path is uneven in places due to slightly lowered drain covers.
  • The path narrows in places due to obstructions such as lampposts, transformer boxes and lamp posts.
  • Approximately 40 metres along Gower Street there is a section of tactile paving across the path (photograph 4).
  • Immediately prior to the Gower Place crossing, there is a road sign with 2 metal support poles located in the centre of the path (photographs 7 and 8).
  • The gap between the poles is 90cm wide.

Gower Place Crossing

  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the road.
  • There are easy gradients between the path and the road on both sides of the crossing.
  • The road surface consists of brick paving and is mostly even.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • There are no visual signals at this crossing.
  • The traffic flow is from the right hand side.

Gower Place Crossing to Euston Square Station

  • Immediately beyond the crossing is Euston Square Station.
  • The path leading from the crossing to the entrance is approximately 25 metres in length.
  • The path consists of paving slabs.
  • The path has an easy gradient along its entirety and is mostly even.