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Route Plan from Letchworth Garden City Station to the Garden Square Shopping Centre

Station Place, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3AD

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Introduction

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    • This route plan covers the journey from Letchworth Garden City Station to Central Approach.
    • The journey is approximately 300 metres.

Letchworth Garden City Station

  • Start at Letchworth Garden City Station.
  • The station has lift access from both platforms.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes between the lifts and the station entrance.
  • Please see the Letchworth Garden City Station access guide for further information.

Letchworth Garden City Station Car Park

  • Turn right as you exit the station entrance.
  • After 40 metres cross the road at the crossing (photograph 5).
  • The path between the entrance and the crossing is mostly even with a slight uphill gradient and consists of block paving (as shown in photographs 1-4).
  • The crossing is located opposite the bike racks.
  • There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing.
  • The road surface at the crossing is uneven.
  • Be wary of vehicles entering and exiting the car park.

Station Place

  • Turn left at the end of the crossing, turn left again and cross over Station Place.
  • There is approximately 5 metres between the crossings (as shown in photograph 1).
  • There dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The road surface at the crossing is mostly even (as shown in photograph 3).
  • Be wary of vehicles entering the car park.
  • After crossing, turn slightly right and continue along Station Place.
  • The path is uneven in places with a continuous downhill slope along this section of the route.
  • The path curves from right to left along Station Place.

Station Place Traffic Light Crossing

  • After 60 metres, turn right and cross the road at the traffic light crossing towards the Platform Public House.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The traffic light control unit is 105cm high with a rotating cone warning system and no audible warning.

The Platform Public House

  • Bear left towards the sculptures and continue ahead for 40 metres.
  • The path at this section of the route is mostly level with a surface of paving slabs.
  • There are fountains on either side of the sculpture with slight gradients leading down into them.

Eastcheap

  • Turn right and continue ahead along Eastcheap.
  • After approximately 20 metres there is a vehicle driveway that is level with the path and has no tactile paving (as shown in photograph 4).
  • Be wary of vehicles attempting to use the driveway when crossing.
  • The path at this section of the route has a continuous easy upwards gradient with a surface of paving slabs.
  • Be wary of restaurant menu boards and narrowing of the path in places.

Central Approach

  • After 140 metres, turn left and cross the road towards Garden Square Shopping Centre.
  • There is tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The path is level with the road at the crossing.
  • Be wary of traffic from the right when crossing.
  • After crossing, continue ahead into the Garden Square Shopping Centre (Central Approach).