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West Brompton Station to Stamford Bridge

Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JX

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from West Brompton Station to Stamford Bridge.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.5km.
  • The route takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
  • The route leads along Lillie Road (A3218), through Brompton Cemetery, and down Fulham Road (A304) to the ground via Stamford Gate.
  • The paths along the route consist of flagstone paving or tarmac, with some slight gradients and uneven sections in places.
  • Signage directing you to the stadium is not provided along this route.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; uneven surfaces and congested pathways.

West Brompton Station

West Brompton Station to Brompton Cemetery

  • As you exit West Brompton Station there is a 125cm gap through the barriers.
  • As you pass the station front the paving is uneven due to drain covers and rain gutters.
  • There is also a slight cross slope from left to right.
  • Follow the pavement along Lillie Road.
  • After approximately 30m you will cross a gated driveway with a block paved surface.
  • After approximately 90m pass West Brompton Station Bus Stop (U).
  • The gap past the covered bus stop is 130cm.
  • At approximately 110m the pavement turns to the right around the lay-by at the entrance of Brompton Cemetery.
  • The pavement narrows to 100cm past a dropped kerb at the turning point and then to 95cm as you pass under scaffolding, before reaching the entrance on the right.
  • At the entrance to the cemetery there is a 4cm lip from the pavement down to the access road.
  • Vehicles use this entrance to access and exit the cemetery so pedestrians should take caution.

Brompton Cemetery to Fulham Road

  • The route through Brompton Cemetery is mainly along the central driveway.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • There is a bench seat on the left shortly after the entrance.
  • The surface of the driveway and footpath is tarmac and level.
  • Follow the driveway for approximately 650m until you reach the chapel.
  • At the chapel follow a footpath around to the left of the building.
  • Take the first left turning and follow the footpath as it bends around to the right towards the exit.
  • There is a bench seat on the left just before the exit.
  • After approximately 850m from the entrance you will reach the cemetery exit.
  • The gates at the exit are permanently held open, this is also an access point for vehicles so care should be taken.
  • The surface at the exit is cobbled.
  • This exit gives access to Fulham Road.

Fulham Road to the Outer Concourse

  • After exiting the cemetery turn right onto Fulham Road.
  • There is a 2cm lip on to the pavement which consists of a flagstone surface and is slightly uneven in places.
  • There is a slight right to left cross slope on this section of the path.
  • After approximately 90m you will pass the Hortensia Road Bus Stop (H/D).
  • The gap past the bus stop is 140cm.
  • The path then crosses a side road called St Mark's Grove.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing but no tactile paving.
  • At this crossing point traffic can come from both directions.
  • On the next section of the path there are some narrower sections past raised shop fronts, lamp posts and cycle stands.
  • The narrowest section is 135cm.
  • After approximately 170m the path crosses Billing Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing with tactile paving.
  • At this crossing point traffic can come from both directions.
  • Continue along the path past the Chelsea Pensioner Pub.
  • There is a slight uphill slope as the path leads up to the railway bridge.
  • The path narrows to 135cm over the bridge where there are railings on the left hand side.
  • The path then slopes downhill to the entrance to the stadium at Stamford Gate.
  • Turn right through the bollards into the site.
  • There is a 136cm gap between the bollards.
  • Follow the block paving path slightly downhill and cross the Millennium Hotel access road.
  • The path is flush with the access road and there is no tactile paving.
  • Continue along the block paving path and you will reach the outer concourse area.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.

Traffic Exclusion Zone

  • On matchdays Fulham Road can be closed to traffic up to two and half hours before kick-off until two and half hours after the final whistle (the length of closure depends on the fixture).

Outer Concourse

  • The outer concourse has either a tarmac or a block paving surface. All stands are accessible via the outer concourse. There are some slight slopes located along the concourse.
  • On matchdays there are independent food stalls and mobile counters selling matchday programmes located around the concourse. On the Shed End Wall there are photographs and information about Chelsea legends.
  • All entrances into the stadium have step-free access but there are some very easy slopes along the outer concourse. There is a slope leading up to the East Stand Lower and Upper Turnstiles.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.