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Route from Coventry Railway Station to University Square

Coventry University, CV1 5FB

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Introduction

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    • The Route covers a distance of approximately 0.8 miles which should take approximately 16 minutes to complete. .
    • The surfaces along the route are block paving and tarmac. .
    • There are several busy roads along the route. .
    • There are slopes ranging from easy to steep along the route.

Coventry Railway Station

  • Coventry Railway Station is the main railway station serving the city of Coventry in the West Midlands, England. It is situated about 228 metres to the south of junction 6 of the inner ring road. The station is on West Coast Mainline (WCML) route between London and Glasgow, operated by Virgin West Coast and is at the centre of a junction where the lines to Nuneaton and to Leamington converge.
  • Coventry station has regular services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street on the WCML. Other services are extended to/from Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Preston, Glasgow and Edinburgh Waverley. There are also long distance Cross-country services to Manchester to the north, and Oxford and Bournemouth to the south. Local services also operate between Coventry-Nuneaton, Northampton and Leamington Spa.
  • For more information on services please use the following link:-http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/COV.aspx
  • There are four platforms available with step free access via lifts to all platforms.
  • The station has the PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together at a saving.
  • There are several bus stops available outside the railway station with services to Coventry City Centre & Bus Station, Leamington Spa and various other local services. These services are provided by National Express Coventry and some other local bus companies.
  • For more information on National Express Coventry please use the following link:-https://nxbus.co.uk/coventry/
  • There is also a taxi rank available directly opposite the railway station entrance.
  • There is step free automatic double doors to enter the railway station.
  • There are accessible toilet and standard toilet available within the station.

Coventry Railway Station Exit to Park Road

  • There are automatic double sliding doors to exit the railway station onto Station Square as shown in photograph 1.
  • As you exit through the doors from the station, the pathway is level and is block paving.
  • After 7 metres you will approach a crossing with tactile paving on both sides and traffic coming from your right only, as shown in photographs 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • The paving changes to tarmac briefly as you cross the road and converts to concrete paving as you reach the other side.
  • Continue straight ahead for 15 metres on a level concrete ground until you reach Park Road.
  • The length covered in this section is about 35 metres.

Park Road to Manor Road

  • Turn right onto Park Road where the path narrows to 70cm as you pass a bollard then increases back to over 150cm. As shown in photograph 1. The pathway in now block paving and on an easy uphill slope.
  • You will pass some tactile pavement shown in photograph 2, which forms a crossing to cross Park Road.
  • Continue along Park Road for about 50 metres until you reach the side entrance approach for Station Square, where you will find a manhole cover on the approach to the side entrance. Photograph 4 shows this.
  • Cross this side entrance which has tactile paving on both sides and dropped kerbs with the path changing from block paving to concrete to tarmac and then back to concrete. As shown in photographs 5, 6 and 7.
  • As you continue along Park Road after about 6 metres you will approach a service road for Park House. This crossing has dropped kerbs but no tactile paving. As shown in photographs 8 and 9. The pathway is still on an easy slope uphill and changes from block paving to tarmac and back again over the side entrance.
  • As you continue ahead, the path narrows to 110cm to pass a tree after about 6 metres. The pathway become very uneven in this section. As shown in photographs 10 and 11.
  • After a further 5 metres you will pass under a sign where the paths width is down to 137cm. As shown in photograph 12.
  • After a further 7 metres you will pass another tree where the path narrows to 125cm and is very uneven. As shown in photograph 13.
  • Continue straight ahead and you will approach Manor Road after about 10 metres.
  • The length covered in this section of the route is about 116 metres.

Manor Road to Quinton Road Subway

  • You will turn left over Park Road using the dropped kerbs on both sides that have no tactile paving. As shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
  • Watching for the traffic in both directions, you will then cross over Manor Road using the dropped kerbs which do not have tactile paving. As shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6.
  • The pathway changes from concrete to tarmac as you use the crossings.
  • As you continue ahead, the pathway narrows after 4 metres to 120cm as you pass a tree and the path becomes uneven. As shown in photograph 7.
  • Continuing ahead a further 7 metres the path narrows to 148cm as you pass a lamppost. The pathway is still concrete. As shown in photograph 8.
  • Continuing ahead you will cross a side road after a further 4 metres which leads into Apps Living. As you cross the side road there is an easy slope towards the road leading from the side entrance. As shown in photographs 9, 10 and 11.
  • Continuing ahead a further 6 metres the pathway narrows to 140cm as you pass a tree. There are several other trees in the pathway, similar along the route. As shown in photographs 12, 13, 14 and 15.
  • Continuing ahead you will cross several driveways that have easy slopes towards the road. As shown in photographs 16 and 17. The pathway is now block paving again with some uneven sections.
  • The length covered in this section of the route is about 0.1 miles or 161 metres.

Park Road to Little Park Street (Via Subway)

  • Head down the steep ramp to the subway which can be seen in photograph 1. The ramp has a handrail to the right as you head down and a surface of block paving.
  • As you head into the subway tunnel shown in photographs 2 and 3, there is a slight uphill gradient. The exit to the tunnel is shown in photograph 4.
  • Upon exiting the tunnel turn left. Head through the subway tunnel shown in photographs 5 and 6.
  • Upon exiting, there is a steep slope which has a handrail to your right which can be seen in photograph 7.
  • As you continue you will see the Martyr's Field Memorial to your left this can be seen in photograph 8.
  • Continue forward and cross the bridge shown in photograph 9.
  • Turn right and head down the steep ramp which has a handrail to your right. This can be seen in photographs 10 and 11.
  • At the bottom of the slope turn right and head through the subway which has a slight upward gradient. This can be seen in photograph 12.
  • As you exit the subway onto Little Part Street there is a steep upward slope with a handrail to the left going up. The slope is block paving with sections of guttering and the odd section of tactile paving.
  • The slope can be seen in photographs 13 and 14
  • This covers a distance of 170m.

Little Park Street Subway Exit to St John's Street

  • After exiting the subway continue forward along Little Park Street. The surface of the pavement is block paving and can be seen in photograph 1.
  • After 35m there is a tarmac service road to access Coventry Police Station, which has drop kerbs on either side of the road. This can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
  • On the other side of the road the surface becomes tarmac with occasional block paving before becoming simply block paving. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • There is a section blocked paving which features some tactile paving for a zebra crossing you will need to continue past this along Little Park Street at this point. The paving can be seen in photograph 5.
  • Approximately 8m after the tactile paving there is a tarmac service road into a car park. This can be seen in photograph 6.
  • Continue onwards for an additional 40m until you reach the St John's Street Crossing. The pavement for this area is tarmac and can be seen in photographs 7 and 8.
  • The distance of this section is approximately 120m.

St John's Street to Earl Street (Via Little Park Street)

  • On crossing St John's Street head forward and continue until you reach Earl Street.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover. As can be seen in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
  • Head along Little Park Street and continue along pavement you will encounter tactile paving for a zebra crossing photograph 4.
  • As you approach Earl Street you will encounter two easy slopes with paved surfaces and no handrails which can be seen in photographs 5 and 6.
  • At the top of the second slope turn right and head along Earl Street. This can be seen in photograph 7.
  • The distance for the area is approximately 150m.

Earl Street to Jordan Well Zebra Crossing

  • There are two slopes as you turn right down Earl Street these can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
  • As you continue down Earl Street there is a noticeable downhill gradient.
  • The surface of the pavement is uneven block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • The area has a downhill gradient and is also cloistered which continues until past the zebra crossing. This can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.
  • The zebra crossing is located to your left as you head down Earl Street and can be seen in photograph 5.
  • This section covers a distance of approximately 45m.

Jordan Well to University Square Ramp

  • The zebra crossing leads to Jordan Well.
  • It has tactile drop kerbs on either side with traffic approaching from the right, it can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
  • Turn right on reaching Jordan Well for approximately 135m.
  • There is a downhill slope along Jordan Well.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole
  • cover. This can be seen in photograph 3.
  • After 85m there is a cobbled service road which is level with the pavement cross over it and continue on. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • After crossing there is a tactile drop kerb to your right ignore it and head forward until you see a ramp to your left. This area can be seen in photographs 5 and 6.

University Square Ramp to University Square

  • There is an easy slope leading from Jordan Well into University Square.
  • The ramp has handrails on both sides. This can be seen in photograph 1.
  • At the bottom of the ramp in front of you is the main entrance to TheHub.
  • This can be seen in photograph 2.
  • To reach the centre of University Square turn right and then take the first right and continue for approximately 35m.
  • The pavement of which is block paving. This can be seen in photograph 3.
  • After 35m you will reach University Square to reach the centre of the Square turn left. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • After another 35m you will see the University Square entrance to TheHub which can be see in photograph 5 and 6.