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Route 12: Quad to Euston Station

Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Summary

  • The following information describes the route from the Main Quad to London Euston Station via Gower Street, Gower Place, Gordon Street, Euston Road and Euston Square Gardens.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 500 metres.
  • The route takes approximately 7 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac, block or brick paving with some slight gradients in places.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points (Gordon Street, Euston Road) and congested pathways.
  • The station has level access to all platforms via ramps. Lifts are provided between the concourse, taxi and car park and London Underground ticket hall.
  • Lift access is available to the underground ticket hall, however the underground station itself has only escalators and stairs.
  • For further information regarding Euston Station please click here .

Main Quad

  • The Main Quad is located off Gower Street.
  • At the entrance/exit of the Main Quad there are two 85cm wide gates for pedestrians (photographs 6 and 7).
  • These gates are located on either side of the 330cm wide main gate used by both vehicles and pedestrians (photograph 5).
  • There are also bollards located immediately beyond/before the gates as you enter/exit the Main Quad (photograph 5).
  • These bollards have gaps between 90cm-120cm wide.
  • The Chadwick, Pearson, North Wing and Wilkins Buildings can be accessed via the Main Quad.
  • Only the Chadwick, Pearson and Wilkins Building are accessible via external ramps.
  • Please see the relevant access guides for further information regarding access to these buildings.
  • The majority of the Main Quad has a tarmac surface.
  • The tarmac is loose in places.
  • There are easy gradients throughout the Main Quad including on the pedestrian pathways.
  • The pathways (photograph 8) consist mostly of block paving and are narrow and uneven in places.
  • There is ample seating available in the form of wooden benches (photograph 9).
  • These are located along the entirety of the pathways.
  • There are 2 Blue Badge bays available within the quad (photographs 10 and 11).
  • These are located on either side of the main building.
  • There is an information point located at the front lodge, on the left hand side of the Main Quad entrance/exit gates (photograph 12).
  • Please see the relevant access guide for further information regarding the front lodge information point.

Main Quad to Gower Place Turning

  • Upon exiting the Quad, turn right and head towards the road crossing approximately 110 metres along Gower Street.
  • The path along this section of the route consists mostly of tarmac with sections of brick paving and concrete when exiting the quad.
  • There is also block paving on the approach to the Gower Place turning.
  • The path is mostly level with easy gradients in places.
  • The path is uneven in places due to slightly lowered drain covers.
  • The path narrows in places due to obstructions such as lampposts and transformer boxes.
  • Approximately 40 metres along Gower Street, there is a section of tactile paving across the path (photograph 4).
  • Immediately prior to the Gower Place turning, there is a road sign with 2 metal support poles located in the centre of the path (photographs 7 and 8).
  • The width of the gap between the poles is 90cm.
  • Upon reaching the end of the path, turn right onto Gower Place.

Gower Place Turning to Gordon Street

  • Head along Gower Place for approximately 170 metres, towards the Gordon Street crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving.
  • The path is mostly level with easy gradients in places.
  • The path is mostly even with the exception of a drain cover at the beginning of the route (photograph 2).
  • Approximately 130 metres along Gower Place there is a vehicle entrance point into Gower Court.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides with moderate gradients between the path and the road.
  • The road is level.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac that is uneven in places.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing.
  • When crossing, be wary of vehicles entering/exiting Gower Court.
  • Having crossed, continue along Gower Place for a further 40 metres towards the Gordon Street.

Gordon Street to Gordon Street Crossing

  • Upon reaching Gordon Street, turn left onto the Gower Place crossing.
  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There are easy gradients between the path and the road on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of brick paving and is level.
  • The road is uneven in places due to raised bricks as well as a lowered drain cover at the beginning of the crossing.
  • Having crossed, continue ahead for approximately 40 meters towards the Gordon Street crossing.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of block paving and has a slight easy downward gradient along its entirety.
  • The path is uneven in places due to multiple lowered/raised drain covers (photographs 3 and 4).
  • Having reached the end of the path, turn right onto the Gordon Street crossing.

Gordon Street Crossing

  • The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides as well as on the central island (photograph 3).
  • There are moderate gradients between the path and the road on both sides.
  • The road surface is cambered and consists of tarmac.
  • The road is mostly even.
  • There are visual signals available both at the beginning and middle of the 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.
  • Between the start and the middle of the crossing, the traffic flow is from the right hand side.
  • Between the middle and the end of the crossing, the traffic flow is from the left hand side.
  • Having crossed, turn slightly left and continue ahead for approximately 5 metres until reaching the Euston Road Crossing.
  • The path at the turning consists of block paving and has tactile paving in places.

Euston Road Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of two crossings separated by a central island.
  • The first crossing (photograph 1) has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There are easy to moderate gradients between the path and the road on both sides.
  • The surface of the road consists of tarmac.
  • 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.
  • Upon reaching the central island (photograph 4), turn right and continue ahead towards the second road crossing.
  • The central island surface consists of brick paving.
  • The central island is level and mostly even.
  • The central island becomes narrow in places (photograph 4).
  • The second road crossing (photograph 5) is similar to the first.

Euston Road Crossing to Euston Square Gardens Ramp

  • Having traversed the second crossing, turn slightly left and head towards the large Euston Station Sign (photograph 1).
  • Upon reaching the sign, turn right into Euston Square Gardens.
  • There is signage on the brick wall to the left of the pathway as you enter Euston Square Gardens indicating that this is the accessible route to Euston Station.
  • The path along this section of the route consists of tarmac.
  • The path is mostly even and level with the exception of an initial easy downwards slope.
  • After approximately 50 metres, turn left onto the Euston Square Gardens ramp. (photograph 5).
  • The ramp has an easy gradient with handrails on the right hand side.
  • The ramp is mostly even with the exception of the top which is made uneven by a large drain cover (photograph 6).

Euston Square Gardens Ramp to Euston Station Approach

  • Upon reaching the top of the ramp, turn slightly right and head across the open brick paving area (photographs 1, 2 and 3) towards the One Euston Square Building (photograph 2).
  • The open brick paving area is mostly level with easy gradients in places.
  • The open brick paving area is uneven in places.
  • Once in front of the building, turn right and head towards the opening between the Euston Square One Building and Euston Bus Station (photographs 4 and 5).
  • There is signage located along this section of the route providing directions to Euston Station.

Euston Station Approach to Euston Station

  • Having come through the opening, turn left onto the Euston Station approach and continue ahead for approximately 40 metres towards Euston Station.
  • The approach surface consists of block paving.
  • The approach is mostly even and level with slight easy gradients in places.
  • There are bollards, with 110cm wide gaps between them, approximately 20 metres prior to the station entrance (photograph 2).
  • There is bench seating available to the right as you face the station entrance (photograph 3).
  • For further information regarding access into Euston Station please see the relevant access guide.