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Biggleswade Bus Station

Market Place, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8UU

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The venue is open 24 hours a day.
    • A defibrillator unit is fixed next to the accessible toilet, on the wall facing Market Place.

Location

  • Comments View
    • The bus station is located off the High Street, between Hitchin Road and Market Place.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is White Hart Car Park.
    • The car park is located on the south side of the High Street, at the junction with Station Road.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 450cm (11ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Market Place.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 450cm (7ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Market Place.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • All parking in The White Hart car park and standard parking in Market Place is limited to 1 hour.
    • Blue Badge parking is limited to 4 hours.
    • Parking in Market Place may be suspended on market days (Tuesdays and Saturdays.)
    • There are long-stay car parks in Rose Lane and Chestnut Avenue, off the north side of the High Street.

Outside Access (Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located to three sides of the bus station, facing Hitchin Street and Market Place.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The openings give access to a sheltered area with bench seating.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Bus Station

  • The station is not staffed.
  • There are 3 stands / bays.
  • The bus companies operating within this station are Stagecoach and Centrebus.
  • There is not a taxi rank at the station.
  • There is not a wheelchair for patrons to borrow.

Bus Station Stand

  • Stand / Bay number(s) 1-3.
  • The stands which have level access are 1-3.

Accessible Toilet (Bus Station / Market Place)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the side of the bus station facing Market Place.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 Boots.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 180cm (4ft 10in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The Radar key to open the accessible toilet and the parent and baby room is kept at Boots chemist on Market Place opposite the bus station.

Standard Toilet(s) (Bus Station / Market Place)

Parent and Baby Room (Bus Station / Market Place)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located on the side of the bus station facing Market Place.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 90cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The parent and baby room is kept locked.
    • The key is a Radar key, as for the accessible toilet.
    • A spare key is kept at Boots chemist, facing the bus station on Market Place.