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Highbury and Islington Station to the Emirates Stadium

Holloway Road, Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RA

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Highbury & Islington Station to the Emirates Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.1 km.
  • The route takes approximately 13-15 minutes.
  • The route leads along Holloway Road, Drayton Park and Benbow Road.
  • The majority of paths consist of paving slabs with some slight gradients in places.
  • The potential hazards along this route include busy roads, crossing points, uneven surfaces and congested pathways.

Highbury and Islington Station

  • There is step-free access via lift, leading from the London Overground platforms to the station concourse area.
  • There is not step-free access from the London Underground platforms (Victoria Line and Great Northern Railway services).
  • There are no toilet facilities at this station.
  • There is step-free access when exiting the station.

Highbury and Islington Station to Holloway Road Crossing

  • When exiting the station, turn left and continue along Holloway Road.
  • Follow the pathway for approximately 60 metres until you reach Holloway Road crossing.
  • There is signage directing you towards the stadium.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • There is a slight gradient along the path.
  • The path is uneven in places.

Holloway Road Crossing

  • This crossing is used for access to the east side of Holloway Road.
  • On crossing Holloway Road, traffic will be coming from your right and then your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both side of the road.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • After completing the crossing, turn left and continue along Holloway Road.

Holloway Road Crossing to Fieldway Crescent Crossing

  • Continue along the east side of Holloway Road for approximately 380 metres.
  • The surface of the pathway is mainly paving slabs, however there is some block paving in places.
  • After 45 metres you will cross over two driveways.
  • The surface of the first driveway is tarmac.
  • The surface of the second driveway is cobbled, which is uneven.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the driveways; however there is no tactile paving.
  • After crossing, continue along the path for approximately 235 metres.
  • At this point you will cross a third driveway.
  • The surface of the third driveway is cobbled, which is uneven.
  • There is no tactile paving at this crossing.
  • When crossed, continue along the pathway until you reach Fieldway Crescent crossing.

Fieldway Crescent Crossing

  • There are two pedestrian crossing points across Fieldway Crescent.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The first crossing point is a cycle path.
  • Caution should be taken due to bicycles coming from both directions.
  • At the second crossing point, vehicle traffic will be coming from your left.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • The road and cycle path surfaces consist of tarmac.
  • After completing the crossing, continue along Holloway Road.

Fieldway Crescent Crossing to Drayton Park Crossing

  • Continue along Holloway Road for approximately 85 metres.
  • The surface of the pathway is mainly paving slabs and is slightly uneven in places.
  • After approximately 20 metres you will cross a driveway.
  • The surface of the driveway is block paving.
  • When crossed, continue along the path until you reach Ronalds Road crossing.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • This crossing point has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • Ronalds Road is one-way and traffic will be coming from your right.
  • On crossing the road continue along the path.
  • After approximately 20 metres you will cross two driveways to a petrol station.
  • Both driveways have tactile paving.
  • The surface of the driveways is cobbled and very uneven.
  • When crossed, continue along the path until you reach Drayton Park crossing.

Drayton Park Crossing

  • This crossing point is controlled by traffic lights.
  • There are no visual indicators or push button controls at this crossing.
  • Dropped kerbs and tactile paving are on both sides of the road.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac.
  • Once across the road, bear right onto Drayton Park.

Drayton Park Crossing to Benwell Road Crossing

  • The surface of the pathway is paving slabs, however there is some block paving in places.
  • The path surface is uneven in places.
  • There are manhole covers in places along the path.
  • The pathway narrows to 110cm in places due to signposts.
  • After approximately 38 metres you will cross a driveway.
  • The driveway surface consists of block paving and is very uneven.
  • The dropped kerb onto the driveway varies in height.
  • When crossed continue ahead until you reach Benwell Road crossing.

Benwell Road Crossing

  • Benwell Road crossing has two crossing points.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • This crossing point is a zebra crossing so there are no visual or audible indicators.
  • On crossing the first section, traffic will be coming from your right.
  • At the second section, traffic will be coming from your left.
  • On completing the crossing, turn left and head towards the outer concourse.

Benwell Road Crossing to the Outer Concourse

  • Continue along Benwell road for approximately 310 metres.
  • The surface of the pathway is mainly paving slabs, however there is some block paving in places.
  • The pathway narrows at one point to 100cm due to a telephone cable box.
  • After approximately 155 metres you will cross Bryantwood Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • This is a cycle route, so caution should be taken when crossing.
  • On crossing, cycles will be coming from your right and then your left.
  • Once across, continue along the pathway to Queensland Road crossing point.
  • This crossing point has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • Traffic will be coming from your right and then your left.
  • Once across Queensland Road continue along the pathway.
  • There are bollards to access the outer concourse.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse