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Bath Spa Station

Dorchester Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1SU

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Parking (Platform 1)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Parking (Platform 2)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments
    • There is one designated parking bay in front of the station.
    • The dimensions of this bay are 350 cm x 250 cm.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This entrance opens onto the concourse where the Ticket Office is located.
    • It is not possible for a wheelchair user to access either platform from this concourse.
    • Access to the Platforms is via the alternative entrances in the car parks.

Outside Access (East Side Car Park - Platform 1)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (East Side Car Park - Platform 1)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives direct access onto Platform 1.

Outside Access (Platform 2 Car Park)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Platform 2 Car Park)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • This entrance opens directly onto Platform 2.

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments
    • The Ticket Office is located to the left end of the station concourse as you enter from Dorchester Street.
    • The Ticket Office is open Monday to Friday 05.30-20.30, Saturday 06.00-20.30 and Sunday 07.45-20.30.
    • There are ticket machines located directly in front of the Dorchester Street entrance.

Inside Access (Station Concourse)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Train Station

  • There are 2 platform(s) in the station.
  • The station is not staffed.
  • There is an office to obtain help.
  • This office is located to the left as you face the Ticket Office.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are First Great Western and South West Trains.
  • There is a taxi rank at the station.
  • The taxi rank is located in front of the station.
  • The taxi rank is 4m (13ft 1in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Additional Station Information
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
  • Comments
    • Platforms 1 and 2 are accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • Shops or services available on Platform 1 are the Tourist Information Centre and the Pumpkin Cafe.
    • Shops or services available on Platform 2 are the Pumpkin Cafe Shop and the Dashi Cafe.

Train Station Platform

  • This information is for platform(s) 1-2.
  • The platform(s) accessed by ramp / slope is / are 1-2.
  • Comments
    • Access to the platforms from the station concourse is via steps only.
    • Ramped access to both platforms is available via the car park entrances.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on Platform 1.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from any member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 300cm x 170cm (9ft 10in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There is a separate room with baby changing facilities situated next to the adapted toilet on Platform 1.
    • There are also standard and adapted toilets situated on Platform 2.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on Platform 1.
    • The female toilets are 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on Platform 1.
    • The male toilets are 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments
    • There is a separate room with baby changing facilities situated next to the adapted toilet on Platform 1.
    • There are also standard and adapted toilets situated on Platform 2.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments
    • The photograph shows the waiting room on Platform 1. Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.