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Kirkdale Station to Goodison Park

1 March Street, Liverpool, L20 2BN

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from the Kirkdale Station to Goodison Park.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.3km.
  • The route takes approximately 18-22 minutes.
  • The route leads along Westminster Road, Barlow Lane and Spellow Lane to the stadium.
  • The majority of paths along the route have a tarmac surface.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; road crossings, uneven pavements, posts, litter and congested pathways.

Kirkdale Station

Kirkdale Station to Westminster Road

  • Exit the station from the concourse level at the exit into the car park.
  • Turn right and follow the path past the bollards.
  • The path is 144cm wide through this section.
  • The path slopes slightly upwards, past the station car park into Marsh Street.
  • The path surface is tarmac until you bear right into Marsh Street when it becomes block paving.
  • Follow the path until it bends around to the right into Westminster Road.
  • The paving along this section is uneven in places.

Westminster Road - Marsh Street to Tees Street

  • Bear right into Westminster Road and follow the path past the telephone box and lamppost.
  • The path has a flagstone paving surface which is uneven in places.
  • Follow the path for approximately 80 metres until you reach the junction with Melrose Road.
  • Bear right along the path into Melrose Road until you reach a traffic light crossing on the left, at the gap in the railings.
  • The width of the path past the railings is 170cm.
  • Use the crossing to get to the far side of Melrose Road.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The height of the push button at the traffic light control is 103cm and there is a rotating cone underneath.
  • At the far side of the crossing turn left then immediately right and re-join the Westminster Road path.
  • The flagstone paving surface of the path is uneven in places at the junction between Melrose Road and Westminster Road.
  • The path in Westminster Road has a tarmac surface.
  • Follow the path for approximately 110 metres until you reach the junction with Tees Street.
  • Turn right into Tees Street and then immediately left and cross the road at the dropped kerb.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • There may be traffic in both directions at this crossing.

Westminster Road - Tees Street to Rumney Road

  • At the far side of Tees Street turn left and then immediately right and re-join the path along Westminster Road.
  • The path narrows to 125cm past a telegraph post and there is a section of uneven flagstone paving and drain covers.
  • Follow the path for approximately 120 metres until you reach the junction with Westminster Close.
  • Turn right into Westminster Close and then immediately left between the bollards and cross the road at the dropped kerb.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • There may be traffic in both directions at this crossing.
  • At the far side of Westminster Close turn left and then immediately right and re-join the path along Westminster Road.
  • At the time of the survey there was some rubbish obstructing the path along this section.
  • The path along this section has a tarmac surface and slopes slightly downhill.
  • The path narrows to 160cm past some traffic lights.
  • Follow the path for approximately 75 metres until you reach the junction with Rumney Road.
  • Bear right along the flagstone paving into Rumney Road.
  • Turn immediately left and cross the road at the dropped kerb.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • There may be traffic coming from both directions at this crossing.

Westminster Road - Rumney Road to Barlow Lane

  • At the far side of Rumney Road turn left then immediately right and re-join the path along Westminster Road.
  • The path along this section has a tarmac surface and slopes slightly downhill.
  • There are some posts in the path along this section.
  • After approximately 200 metres you will reach the driveway leading into Elm Tree Garage.
  • There are no dropped kerbs at this driveway.
  • The kerbs are 10cm high.
  • After crossing the driveway follow the path as it bears around to the right to the junction with Barlow Lane.
  • There are railings on the left along this section of the route.
  • There is some uneven flagstone paving.
  • When you reach the gap in the railing turn left to cross Westminster Road at the junction.

Westminster and Barlow Lane Crossings

  • At the dropped kerb cross Westminster Road.
  • There is a central island at this busy junction.
  • Traffic is initially from the right and then from the left after the central island.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides and also at the central island between the lanes of traffic.
  • At the far side of Westminster Road turn right and use the zebra crossing to then cross Barlow Lane.
  • Westminster public house is located here.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of this crossing.
  • The dropped kerbs have a short steep gradient at this crossing.
  • At the far side of the crossing bear left around the pub and cross Barlow Street.
  • There is no dropped kerb on the nearside of this crossing.
  • The height of the kerb is 13cm.
  • There is a dropped kerb at the far side but no tactile paving.
  • After crossing Barlow Street turn left and follow the path along Barlow Lane.

Barlow Lane to County Road Crossing

  • Follow the path along Barlow Lane for approximately 30 metres until you reach the junction with Croylands Street.
  • The path has an uneven flagstone paving surface along this section.
  • Cross Croylands Street.
  • There are no dropped kerbs or tactile paving at this crossing.
  • The kerb heights are between 9cm and 13cm.
  • At the far side of Croylands Street continue along the Barlow Lane path.
  • Follow the path for approximately 200 metres until you reach the junction with County Road.
  • The path along this section has a mostly flagstone paving surface which is uneven in places.

County Road Crossing

  • At the junction with County Road bear around to the right and you will reach a traffic light crossing on the left.
  • Use the traffic light crossing to get to the opposite side of County Road.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The height of the push button at the traffic light controls is 115cm.
  • There is a rotating cone underneath the controls.
  • At the far side of the crossing turn left and follow the path as it bears right into Spellow Lane past the Royal Oak public house.

County Road Crossing to Spellow Lane Crossing

  • Follow the path along Spellow Lane for approximately 290 metres until you reach the junction with Walton Lane.
  • After 90 metres you will pass the People's and Matchday Hubs on the right hand side.
  • The surface along this section of the route consists of a smooth tarmac surface.
  • There are some posts in the path along this section.
  • Towards the junction with Walton Lane the path narrows to 120cm after you pass the Salop Chapel.
  • Follow the path around to the right until you reach a traffic light crossing on the left.

Spellow Lane Crossing to the Outer Concourse

  • There is a central island at this busy junction.
  • Traffic initially comes from the right and then from the left after the island.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at both sides and also at the central island.
  • The height of the push buttons at the traffic light controls are 115cm.
  • There are rotating cones underneath the controls.
  • At the far side of the crossing you will reach the Dixie Dean statue on the outer walkway of the stadium.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    The surface of the outer concourse is tarmac.
    The outer concourse includes Goodison Road, Gwladys Street and Bullens Road. There are dropped kerbs from the roads to the outer concourse path.
  • There are food and drink stands located around the outer concourse.
    There are programme stalls located around the outer concourse.
    There is a large screen located on Bullens Road displaying highlights of Everton matches.
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  • There is step-free access to all stands from the outer concourse.
  • The roads immediately surrounding Goodison Park are closed 2 hours before kick-off with the exception of residents and car park pass holders only.
    A full road closure will be in place 45 minutes before kick-off.
    The road closure will begin again shortly before the final whistle and remain in place for 15-20 minutes, depending on crowd density.
  • 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.