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Watford High Street Station to Vicarage Road Stadium

182 Watford High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Watford High Street Station to Vicarage Road Stadium.
  • The route leads along Exchange Road, Ladys Close, Farraline Road and Vicarage Road.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1km.
  • The route takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of flagstone or block paving as well as tarmac.
  • There is step-free access throughout this route.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways steep slopes and uneven surfaces.

Watford High Street Station

Watford High Street Station to Ladys Close

  • Upon exiting the station, turn left.
  • Use either the slope or step to access the path adjacent to Exchange Road.
  • Once on the path, continue ahead for approximately 270 metres towards Ladys Close.
  • There are slopes with slight and steep gradients in places along this section of the route.
  • After approximately 160 metres, continue straight ahead past the underpass.
  • The path surface consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • The path surface is mostly even.
  • On the approach to Ladys Close there is a set of staggered barriers that cause the path to narrow.

Ladys Close to Farraline Road Crossing

  • Once on Ladys Close, continue ahead for approximately 100 metres towards the footpath that leads to Farraline Road.
  • The footpath is located on the left, along Ladys Close.
  • There are staggered barriers that cause the path to narrow.
  • The staggered barriers are located at the beginning and end of the footpath between Ladys Close and Farraline Close
  • Once on the footpath, continue ahead for a further 120 metres towards Farraline Road.
  • There are slight and steep slopes in places along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of tarmac.
  • The path surface is uneven in places.
  • Having reached Farraline Road, turn right and continue ahead for 15 metres towards the Farraline Road crossing point.

Farraline Road Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is even.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • There are visual signals available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons. These are between the heights of 100cm and 120cm.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • Having crossed, turn right.

Farraline Road Crossing to St James Road Crossing

  • Continue ahead along Farraline Road for approximately 125 metres towards the St James Road crossing.
  • After approximately 20 metres, the path veers to the left.
  • There are slight gradients in places along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of tarmac.
  • The path surface is mostly even.
  • The path narrows to as little as 90cm in places due to road signs.
  • There are multiple driveways along this section of the route.
  • Caution is advised due to vehicles entering/exiting the driveways.

St James Road Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • The road surface consists of tarmac and is even.
  • The road surface is cambered.
  • There are no visual signals available at this crossing.
  • Having crossed, continue ahead.

St James Road Crossing to the Outer Concourse

  • Continue ahead along Vicarage Road towards the outer concourse.
  • There is an uneven area of path beyond the crossing point.
  • Stay to the left when passing the tree, as the path is wider.
  • There is a traffic exclusion zone in place along Vicarage Road on matchdays, from 2 hours prior to kick-off.

Outer Concourse and Walkways