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Route Plan 3 - Foregate Street Station to City Campus

Foregate Street Station, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DB

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Introduction

  • This guide details the route from Foregate Street Station to City Campus.

Exit Forgate Street Station and right on to Foregate Street

  • The surface outside the station exit has areas of flagstones and block paving before becoming flagstones on the pathway.
  • They are uneven in places.
  • Located outside the station is a bus stop.
  • The 31A bus service takes passengers from Foregate Street station to the main bus station.
  • The journey is around 3 minutes.
  • From the main bus station the 31B bus service makes stops at the Riverside and Arena and the St John's Campus.
  • After exiting Foregate Street Station turn right onto Foregate Street and continue straight.
  • The Pierpoint Street crossing is located ahead.

Pierpoint Street Crossing

  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing with tactile paving only on the near side.
  • There is an area of tarmac on the near side of the crossing around the tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing continue ahead on Forgate Street.

Continue on Foregate Street

  • The surface of the pathway is flagstones.
  • They are uneven in places.
  • Continue straight on Foregate Street.
  • The Taylor's Lane crossing is located ahead.

Taylor's Lane Crossing

  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing with no tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing continue ahead on Forgate Street.

Continue on Foregate Street

  • The surface of the pathway is flagstones.
  • There are two sets of dropped kerbs at the entrance and exit into the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
  • The surface between the dropped kerbs is block paving.
  • Continue ahead on Foregate Street, the Foregate Street crossing is then located on the left.

Foregate Street Crossing

  • The crossing over Foregate Street is a double pedestrian crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides for each crossing.
  • The surface of the central pedestrian island is block paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the second crossing turn right and use the pedestrian crossing located ahead of you and continue on to the opposite side of Castle Street.
  • The surface of the pathway is flagstones.

Castle Street Crossing

  • The crossing over Castle Street is a double pedestrian crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides for each crossing.
  • The surface of the central pedestrian island is tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossings is tarmac.
  • After the second crossing turn left and continue ahead on Castle Street.
  • The surface of the pathway is flagstones.

Continue on Castle Street

  • The surface of the pathway is initially block paving before becoming flagstones and then tarmac.
  • There are areas of uneveness on the block paving and tarmac surfaces.
  • The flagstones are very uneven in places.
  • Continue ahead and then round to the right to the Love's Grove crossing.
  • The crossing is set back from the junction.
  • The suface becomes flagstones close to the crossing.

Love's Grove Crossing

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossings.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing turn left and continue on Castle Street.

Continue on Castle Street

  • The surface of the pathway is initially concrete before becoming tarmac.
  • The tarmac is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on a moderate gradient leading downhill.
  • Follow the pathway round to the right and the Castle Road crossing is located on the left.

Castle Street Crossing

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing turn left and continue ahead on Castle Street.

Continue on Castle Street

  • There is a dual pedestrian/cycle zone located as you continue on Castle Street with an area of tactile paving at the end of the zone.
  • Pedestrians should keep to the right hand side of the pathway.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • At the top of the road turn right on to Infirmary Walk.

Infirmary Walk - City Campus Accessible Entrance

  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pedestrian gate in to the City Campus is located on the right of the pathway.
  • After the gate the surface becomes block paving before changing to flagstones in front of the City Campus accessible entrance.
  • Continue ahead after the pedestrian gate.
  • The accessible entrance is located at the front of the McClellend Centre and to the left of the steps.
  • There is an easy slope leading to the accessible entrance.

Outside Access (City Campus Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the McClelland Centre.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Lift (City Campus Accessible Entrance)

  • The lift is located immediately after the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 140cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (City Campus)

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.