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Route from Campus Reception to Old College / Seafront

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Introduction

  • This is a route from the Main Campus Reception to the Old College.
  • This route uses the TrawsCymru T2 bus service to reach the Aberystwyth Bus Station and Alexandra Road, Chalybeate Street, Queen Street, Great Darkgate Street, Castle Street and King Street.
  • This route is approximately 1.8km and takes around 15 minutes to complete.
  • The main hazards on this route are steep slopes, uncontrolled road crossings and heavy traffic during rush hours.

Campus Reception to University Bus Stop

  • Exit the Campus Reception to the right and head out of the campus.
  • The pavement has an even, level, tarmac surface.
  • The pavement takes a slight gradient as you approach the A487 road.
  • As you reach the A487 turn left to cross the university entrance road.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides with a level central island with tactile paving.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6.
  • Head straight down the hill along the pavement.
  • The path has an even, tarmac surface with a steep gradient.
  • The university bus stop is approximately 30m along the pavement on the left.
  • This is a sheltered bus stop with access points, 95cm wide at each end and bench seating inside.
  • The bus stop is shown in photographs 8, 9 and 10.
  • This bus stop provides access to the Aberystwyth Bus and Train Station via the TrawsCymru T2 service.

Aberystwyth Bus and Train Station to Queens Street Crossing

  • Exit the bus station from the south west side, in front of the train station.
  • The pavement in this area has an even and level stone slab surface.
  • There is low level bench seating available in this area.
  • There are bollards with 2m separation between the pavement area in front of the train station and the bus station, as shown in photograph 2.
  • Proceed to the traffic light crossing on the right of the pavement in front of the train station.
  • This crossing is traffic light controlled with tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • The traffic light controlled box 98cm high and has an audible warning with a rotating warning cone.
  • Turn left on to Alexandra Road.
  • The pavement in this area has an even and level stone slab surface.
  • There is a lamppost in the centre of the pavement approximately 10m from the crossing.
  • After approximately 15m the pavement narrows.
  • There are sandwich boards and advertising signs along the right side of the pavement.
  • Cross Union Street.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 8 and 9.
  • A lamppost on the far side of the crossing narrows the pavement to 155cm on the right and 80cm on the left.
  • Continue straight along Alexandra Road.
  • The pavement in this area has an even and level stone slab surface with metal plates and stone cut guttering set in the pavement.
  • The pavement bears around to the right to head up Chalybeate Street.
  • There are bollards along the left edge of the pavement.
  • There are signs spread across the main thoroughfare of this area of the pavement.
  • The pavement has a slight gradient leading up into the corner of Alexandra Road and Chalybeate Street.
  • Once around the corner turn left to cross Chalybeate Street.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 15 and 16.
  • Turn right after crossing Chalybeate Street.
  • The pavement here has an uneven and level brick block surface.
  • After approximately 5m the pavement narrows and becomes even with a concrete tile surface.
  • Cross Queens Street.
  • There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing.
  • Traffic is one way on Queens Street and will be coming from the left only.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 19 and 20.

Queens Street Crossing to Great Darkgate Street

  • After crossing Queens Street turn left.
  • The pavement on this street has and uneven, concrete tile surface with a slight gradient.
  • There is a signpost on the corner leaving 120cm clearance on the pavement.
  • Approximately 5m along Queen Street there is a bollard on the left leaving 135cm.
  • There are frequent manhole covers and ridged stone guttering along the pavement.
  • The pavement width varies from 115cm to 140cm.
  • Cross the car park access road approximately 95m along Queens Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Continue along Queens Street.
  • The pavement on this street has an uneven, concrete tile surface with a slight gradient.
  • Cross the two car park entrance approximately 120m along Queens Street.
  • This crossing is 21m long with a central island with level tactile paving.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 10, 11, 12 and 13.
  • Continue along Queens Street.
  • There is a lamppost on the far side of the crossing with 63cm clearance on the left and 75cm clearance on the right.
  • The pavement continues at a width of 95cm.
  • Cross Bridge Street.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 16, 17 and 18.
  • Turn right after crossing Bridge Street.
  • The pavement here has a level and even concrete slab surface, 80cm in width.
  • Turn left on to Great Darkgate Street.

Great Darkgate Street to The Old College

  • Great Darkgate Street has an even and level concrete tile path with a width of 125cm.
  • Cross the semi pedestrianised section of Great Darkgate Street to the far side.
  • This area is level with brick gutters.
  • Pedestrians have right of way in this area.
  • This area is shown in photographs 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Turn right at the end of the Great Darkgate Street pedestrianised area on to Castle Street.
  • Castle Street has an even tarmac surface with a slight gradient and a width of 105cm.
  • This area is shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • At the Castle Street junction with New Street, cross the junction continuing ahead.
  • Cross New Street using the tactile paving on the left of pavement and the dropped kerb approximately 10m down the far right side of the junction on Castle Street.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 9, 10 and 11.
  • This section of Castle Street has a level tarmac surface with a slight gradient and a width of 110cm.
  • Exit into the street using the dropped kerb approximately 15m from the end of Castle Street and cross to the far side of the road and proceed to the junction.
  • Turn left onto the pavement on King Street.
  • There is a dropped kerb with no tactile paving here.
  • This section of pavement was closed at the time of the survey.
  • Proceed along King Street.
  • This area has an even and level tarmac surface.
  • After approximately 15m turn right to cross King Street.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 17 and 18.
  • Turn left after crossing and continue along King Street to the Old College main entrance.
  • The pavement in this area has an even and level stone and concrete tile surface.