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New Romney Station

2 Littlestone Road, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8PL

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About this venue

New Romney Station, the headquarters of the railway is home to the Heywood Buffet, Model Railway Exhibition, Heritage Centre, Gift Shop and play areas.

Access Guide

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Summary

  • There is onsite parking available here with designated Blue Badge parking.
  • The most accessible entrance has: a slight ramp/slope and manual doors.
  • There is step free access to the majority of the venue once inside.
  • Toilet and changing facilities available include: an accessible toilet for the use of everyone and step free standard toilets.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m from the ticket office / shop entrance.
  • This venue also has the following available: seating and facilities for assistance dogs.

Parking

  • This venue has a car park .
  • This is an open air car park with a tarmac surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • There are 3 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 500cm.
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m from the ticket office / shop entrance.
  • Potential obstacles between the Blue Badge parking and the entrance include uneven surfaces and slopes/ramps.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Public Transport

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is New Romney.

Entrance (Ticket Office / Shop)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a slope with a slight gradient and a width of at least 150cm .
  • The slope does not have handrails.
  • There are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • The width of the opening is 130cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • There are double manual doors (with one door locked) which are permanently held open.
  • The width of the opening is 60cm.
  • Comments View
    • The locked door at the second entrance can be opened to give a wider access width of 120cm.

Shop

  • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
  • All flooring in the shop is smooth and even.
  • There is step-free access to the till(s).
  • There is not a low level till at the recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • Services/facilities available in the shop include: a portable card machine for payment, a member of staff to provide assistance and a standard wheelchair to borrow.
  • There is no (or very little) background noise here.

Steps (Alternative Access to Platforms 1 and 2, Heywood Buffet and Model Railway Exhibition)

  • There are 6 steps.
  • The steps are clearly marked with handrails on both sides.

Entrance (Access to Platforms 1 and 2)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a ramp with a steep gradient and a width between 75cm and 150cm .
  • The ramp has a handrail on the left.
  • There is a single manual door which open away from you.
  • The width of the opening is 78cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.
  • Comments View
    • Access to Platforms 1 and 2 is located to the right as you enter the ticket office / shop.

Entrance (Access to Platforms 3 and 4)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a ramp with a steep gradient and a width between 75cm and 150cm .
  • The ramp has a handrail on the right.
  • There are double manual doors (with one door locked) which open away from you.
  • The width of the opening is 68cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.
  • Comments View
    • Access to Platforms 3 and 4 is located to the left as you enter the ticket office. There are two steep slopes both up to and beyond this entrance.
    • The ramp beyond the entrance has handrails on both sides.

Platforms

  • There are four platforms which are all accessed via the ticket office / shop. Access to platforms 1 and 2 is located to the right as you enter the ticket office / shop, through a door which is 78cm wide.
  • There is a steep slope down to the platforms with a handrail on the right hand side.
  • There are benches with and without armrests and picnic tables on or near the platforms.
  • Access to platforms 3 and 4 is located to the left as you enter the ticket office, through a door 68cm wide. The locked door can be unlocked here.
  • There are two steep slopes up to and beyond this entrance.
  • These platforms have benches without armrests.

Play Area

  • The children's play area is alongside platform 3.
  • The gate to the play area opens away from you (push), is light and 88cm wide.
  • There is a variety of play equipment for children to enjoy on a surface of bark chippings.
  • There are two picnic tables available on a surface of concrete slabs.

Accessible Toilet (Platforms 1 and 2 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • There is a manual door which opens outwards and has a high colour contrast.
  • The door has a lever twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door opening is 86cm.
  • The dimensions of the cubicle are 150cm x 248cm and it has a turning space of at least 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space to the left of the seat but it is obstructed.
  • The lateral transfer space is 75cm from the side of the toilet pan to the wall.
  • There is a lever flush on the transfer side.
  • The following grab rails are available: a vertical grab rail on the transfer side, a horizontal grab rail on the non transfer side, a horizontal grab rail on the door and vertical grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • The following have a high colour contrast with their surroundings: all grab rails, the floor and the dropdown rail.
  • The following have a less clear colour contrast with their surroundings: the internal door and the toilet seat.
  • There is no emergency alarm.
  • The cubicle also has: a full length mirror, a waste bin with lid and a waste bin without lid.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
  • The following fixtures are at the recommended height: the toilet seat, the toilet roll holder, the wash basin, the soap dispenser and hand dryer.
  • The following fixtures are not at a recommended height: towel dispenser and the baby changing facility.
  • The following fixtures can be reached from the toilet seat: the toilet roll holder, the wash basin and the soap dispenser.
  • The following fixtures cannot be reached from the toilet seat: towel dispenser and hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s) (Platforms 1 and 2)

  • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
  • The male and female standard toilets were surveyed.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
  • There is a baby change facility which is not at a recommended height.

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