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Route Guide - Dundee Station to Slessor Gardens

South Union Street, Dundee, DD1 4BY

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The address and contact details above are for Dundee Station. The address and contact details for Slessor Gardens are: Address: Dundee Postcode: DD1 3RT Latitude: 56.4588891 Longitude: -2.9691792 No contact information. Route Guide - Dundee Station to Slessor Gardens. The route is 0.2 miles via A991 and takes 5 minutes to walk.

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Introduction

  • Slessor Gardens is the central open parkland space in the Dundee waterfront development.
    Bordered by sensory gardens and seating areas, the central parkland area is designed to be a multi-functional space with capacity to host large open-air events.
  • The following information describes the route from Dundee Station to Slessor Gardens.
    The approximate distance of this route is 250m.
    The route takes approximately 5 minutes to walk.
    The route goes along South Union Street and South Marketgait.
    The paving along the route is concrete tiles and tarmac.
    The route is generally level with some slight gradients at crossings.
    There is street signage located along the route directing you to the stadium.
    There is public parking located next to the Leicester Tiger Rugby Stadium.
    The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points and congested pathways.
    The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons, these are between 95cm and 105cm high.
  • Dundee Station link (new tab) - click here.
  • Slessor Gardens link (new tab) - click here.

Dundee Station

  • Dundee Station is located on the main line between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth to Aberdeen and Inverness.
  • There is step-free access via lift, leading from the station platforms to the station concourse area.
  • Accessible toilets are available on the station platforms.
  • There is step-free access along the station concourse.
  • There is step-free access when exiting the station.
  • Limited car parking facilities are available at the station.
  • Public parking is also available locally.
  • For more information about Dundee Station, access and facilities please click here (opens in new tab).

Dundee Station to South Union Street / South Marketgait

  • As you exit the main entrance from the station there is a wide pavement in front of you.
  • Turn left along South Union Street and continue to the pedestrian crossing.
  • The route is level and the paving is concrete tiles that is uneven in places.
  • On the left the building continues with a hotel above.
  • On the right there are large stone sculptures, planters and bins in an area marked by a line of lighter coloured paving and lampposts.
  • Continue keeping the building on your left.
  • After approximately 40m, at the end of the building, there are large planters, sculptures, bins and lampposts on your left.
  • There are inspection covers in the pavement.
  • After approximately 70m, South Union Street meets South Marketgait.
  • There is a slip road ahead and a crossing marked by textured paving across the pavement.
  • At the crossing bear right to cross the road to the traffic island.

South Union Street Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of two road crossings, including the slip road to the west and the main South Union Street junction with South Marketgait.
  • To continue, cross to the traffic island and then bear right to the next crossing.
  • Cross to the far pavement to continue on the right-hand pavement going east on South Marketgait.
  • At the first crossing point there are two lanes of traffic both coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point there are three lanes of traffic, two coming from your right and then one from your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is tarmac.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by push button and has a visual indicator.
  • They are located on the right for each crossing.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • The control buttons are between 108cm and 110cm high.

South Union Street to South Crichton Street

  • This section covers the route from South Union Street to South Crichton Street via South Marketgait.
  • This section is approximately 110m long.
  • After crossing South Union Street, bear left then immediately right to continue down South Marketgait.
  • The route is level.
  • The paving is tarmac that is uneven in places.
  • There are inspection covers along the pavement.
  • On the left there is a line of trees and lampposts by the kerb.
  • On the right, at the time of survey, there was a painted sterling board fence in front of the building development site compound.
  • After approximately 50m there is a dropped kerb to the left and a crossing across the pavement to give access to the site compound.
  • Traffic may come from either direction here.
  • Continue for another 50m to the end of the hoarding which is at the junction of South Marketgait with South Crichton Street.
  • There is a crossing on your left with textured paving across the pavement.
  • Go past and continue to the crossing.

South Crichton Street Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of a single crossing where South Crichton Street meets South Marketgait.
  • Cross to the far pavement to continue on the right-hand pavement going east on South Marketgait.
  • The traffic here comes from your right.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each pavement.
  • The surface of each crossing point is tarmac.
  • The crossing point is controlled by push button and visual indicator.
  • They are located on the right as you approach the crossing.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • The control button is 110cm high.

South Crichton Street to Slessor Gardens

  • This section covers the route from South Crichton Street to Slessor Gardens.
  • This section is approximately 20m long.
  • After crossing South Crichton Street, continue ahead.
  • The route is level.
  • The paving changes to concrete tiles that is uneven in places.
  • On the left there is a line of trees and lampposts by the kerb.
  • On the right there is a low hedge then open park area.
  • There is an opening in the hedge which gives entry to sensory gardens and seating area.
  • Continue past the hedge and turn right.
  • Slessor Gardens is ahead of you.

Slessor Gardens

  • Slessor Gardens is the central open parkland space in the Dundee waterfront development.
  • To the north it is edged by South Marketgait.
  • To the south is Riverside Esplanade.
  • To each side there is on street parking on South Castle Street and South Crichton Street.
  • The central parkland area is used as a multi-functional space with capacity to host large open-air events, including concerts.
  • The area is principally laid to lawn.
  • A number of small plot pocket gardens are located to the east and west sides of the central grassed area.
  • These contain a series of themed gardens.
  • Through the gardens there are paths with concrete tiles and compressed gravel.
  • There are some steps, but they are by-passed by an easy ramp with handrails.
  • One garden is reflective of the geography and setting of Dundee; four gardens are themed to reflect Dundee's historic global connections: The Baltic States, Caribbean, Asia and the Americas and a further four reflect key local connections and industries: The Natural Sciences, Health, Food Production and Literature.
  • Also present at Slessor Garden is the Discovery Walk which celebrates the variety of people who have contributed to science and society in many important and exciting ways.