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Imperial Wharf Overground Station to Stamford Bridge

Harbour Avenue, London, SW10 0XD

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Imperial Wharf Overground Station to Stamford Bridge.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.2km.
  • The route takes approximately 15-16 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac, concrete, brick and block paving.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways, steep slopes and uneven surfaces.

Traffic Exclusion Zone

  • On matchdays Fulham Road can be closed to traffic up to two and half hours before kick-off until two and half hours after the final whistle (the length of closure depends on the fixture).

Imperial Wharf Station Overground Station

Imperial Wharf Overground Station to Harbour Avenue (via Townmead Road)

  • Upon exiting the station, turn left onto Imperial Wharf Square and continue ahead for approximately 15m along Townmead Road towards Harbour Avenue.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block and cobbled paving.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient along the entirety of the path.
  • There is a slight right to left slope along the entirety of the path.
  • The path is mostly even.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.

Harbour Avenue

  • Upon reaching Harbour Avenue, turn left and continue ahead along Harbour Avenue for approximately 25m towards the roundabout.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of paving slabs.
  • There are bollards with a width of 150cm at the beginning section of the route.
  • There is a slight downhill slope along the entirety of the path.
  • The path narrows towards the end of the path due to an Evening Standard newspaper stand.

Harbour Avenue to Harbour Avenue Crossing

  • Upon reaching the roundabout, turn left and continue ahead along Harbour Avenue for approximately 80m towards the Harbour Avenue crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of paving slabs.
  • The path curves from right to left initially.
  • The path has a long slight uphill gradient along its entirety.
  • The path is uneven in places due to cracked paving slabs.
  • The path narrows in places to as little as 95cm due to lamp posts and a bus stop.
  • The bus stop is located approximately 40m along the path.
  • The bus stop is sheltered with seating available.

Harbour Avenue Crossing

  • At the end of the path, turn right and cross over Harbour Avenue at the crossing point.
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving available on either side of the crossing.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • The crossing point has a central island.
  • The road is uneven in places.
  • There are no visual/audible signals available at this crossing.

Harbour Avenue Crossing to Chelsea Harbour Drive Crossing

  • Having crossed, turn left and continue ahead along Harbour Avenue for approximately 150m towards the Chelsea Harbour Drive crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving and paving slabs.
  • The path has an undulating uphill slope initially.
  • The path is uneven in places due to raised/lowered paving slabs and drain hole covers.
  • The path narrows in places due to lamp posts and a bus stop.
  • The bus stop is sheltered and has seating available.
  • The path curves from left to right following the bus stop.
  • The path has a steep right to left slope outside of the Design Centre London Building.
  • The path has a slight uphill gradient on the approach to the crossing.

Chelsea Harbour Drive Crossing

  • The crossing has a lowered kerb on the near side.
  • The crossing has a dropped kerb on the far side.
  • There is no tactile paving on either side of the crossing.
  • The road surface consists of block paving.
  • The road undulates slightly.
  • The road is mostly even.
  • There are no visual/audible signals available at this crossing.

Chelsea Harbour Drive Crossing to Lots Road Crossing

  • Having crossed, turn left and continue ahead along Chelsea Harbour Drive for approximately 80m towards the Lots Road crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving and paving slabs.
  • The path has a slight downhill slope initially.
  • After approximately 40m, cross the bridge.
  • The bridge surface consists of concrete and is uneven in places.
  • The bridge has a long slight uphill gradient, followed by a long slight downhill gradient.
  • Having crossed the bridge, head along the long slight downhill slope towards the Lots Road crossing point.

Lots Road Crossing

  • The Lots Road crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is uneven in places.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • There is a central island at this crossing.
  • The central island also has tactile paving.
  • There are no visual/audible signals available at this crossing.

Lots Road Crossing to Burnaby Road Crossing

  • Having crossed, bear left and continue along Lots Road for approximately 115m towards the Burnaby Street crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of concrete paving slabs.
  • The path has a slight slope towards the road along its entirety.
  • The path is uneven in places due to raised/lowered paving slabs and drain hole covers.
  • The path narrows in places to as little as 115cm due to lamp posts and parking machines.

Burnaby Road Crossing

  • Burnaby Road crossing has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving on either side of the crossing.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is mostly even.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • There are no visual/audible signals available at this crossing.

Burnaby Road Crossing to Kings Road

  • Having crossed, continue ahead for approximately 200m along Lots Road towards Kings Road.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving and paving slabs.
  • The path has a slight slope towards the road along its entirety.
  • The path is uneven in places due to raised/lowered paving slabs and drain hole covers.
  • The path narrows in places to as little as 115cm due to a lamp posts and parking machines.
  • After approximately 20m cross over Pooles Lane access road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing.
  • There is no tactile paving on either side of the crossing.
  • The road surface consists of concrete mostly even.
  • There is a second similar Pooles Lane access road crossing located approximately 35m beyond the first.
  • The second access road crossing has a lowered kerb (as opposed to a dropped kerb) on the near side.
  • Having crossed both access roads, continue ahead for 140m towards Kings Road.
  • There is a third access road similar to the Pooles Lane access road located approximately 80m along this final section of pathway.
  • Upon reaching Kings Road, turn left and cross over Lots Road.

Kings Road to Kings Road Crossing

  • The crossing over Lots Road has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is mostly even.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • There are visual indicators available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • Having crossed over Lots Road, bear slightly right and continue ahead along Kings Road for approximately 8m towards the Kings Road crossing.

Kings Road Crossing

  • Kings Road crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is mostly even.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • There are visual indicators available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Kings Road Crossing to Holmead Road

  • Having crossed, turn left and continue ahead along Kings Road for approximately 160m towards Holmead Road.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of paving slabs and tarmac.
  • The path has a long slight uphill slope initially.
  • The path is mostly even.
  • After approximately 40m, cross the bridge.
  • The bridge has a long slight uphill gradient followed by a long slight downhill gradient.
  • Having crossed over the bridge cross over Wandon Road.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • The crossing has tactile paving on the near side.
  • The crossing has no tactile paving on the far side.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac.
  • The road has a slight downhill slope.
  • There are no visual/audible signals at this crossing.
  • Having crossed over Wandon Road, continue ahead for 40m towards Holmead Road.

Holmead Road to Fulham Road

  • Upon reaching Holmead Road, turn right and continue ahead for approximately 15m towards Fulham Road.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of concrete and paving slabs.
  • There is a vehicular access point after approximately 8m.
  • The access point road is level with the path on both sides.
  • The path is mostly level with occasional dropped kerbs causing the pavement to dip slightly.
  • The path is uneven in places.
  • The path narrows in places to as little as 110cm due to lamp posts.

Fulham Road to Fulham Road Crossing

  • Upon reaching Fulham Road, turn left and continue ahead for approximately 40m towards the Fulham Road crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving and paving slabs.
  • There is an access road for emergency vehicles approximately 8m along the path.
  • The access road is level with the path on both sides.
  • The path is mostly level with a slight slope towards the road along its entirety.
  • The path is mostly even with the exception of occasional raised/lowered drain hole covers.

Fulham Road Crossing

  • At the crossing traffic is coming from your right and then your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at both sides of the road.
  • The dropped kerb at the far side has a steep gradient
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is even.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

Fulham Road Crossing to the Outer Concourse (via Stamford Gate)

  • At the far side of the crossing turn right and follow Fulham Road.
  • Continue to follow the path and cross a gated driveway.
  • The driveway is flush with the path but there is a slight left to right cross slope.
  • After approximately 85m you will reach Stamford Gate.
  • Cross the access roads to the far side of Stamford Gate.
  • At the first access road traffic is coming from your right (entering the ground).
  • At the second access road traffic is coming from your left (exiting the ground).
  • The access roads are flush with the path and there is no tactile paving.
  • The path slopes slightly uphill to the far side of the gate.
  • At the far side turn left through the bollards into the site.
  • There is a 136cm gap between the bollards.
  • Follow the block paving path slightly downhill and cross the Millennium Hotel access road.
  • The path is flush with the access road and there is no tactile paving.
  • Continue along the block paving path and you will reach the outer concourse area.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • The outer concourse has either a tarmac or a block paving surface. All stands are accessible via the outer concourse. There are some slight slopes located along the concourse.
  • On matchdays there are independent food stalls and mobile counters selling matchday programmes located around the concourse. On the Shed End Wall there are photographs and information about Chelsea legends.
  • All entrances into the stadium have step-free access but there are some very easy slopes along the outer concourse. There is a slope leading up to the East Stand Lower and Upper Turnstiles.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.