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Watford Junction Station to Vicarage Road Stadium

Station Road, Watford, WD17 1EU

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Watford Junction Station to Vicarage Road Stadium.
  • The route leads along Station Road, Clarendon Road, High Street, Market Street, Merton Road, The Hornets, and Fearney Street and Vicarage Road.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 2km.
  • The route takes approximately 20-25 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 Junction Station

Watford Junction Station to Vicarage Road (Bus Route)

  • Both the number 10 and 324 buses stop close to the stadium, on Vicarage Road.
  • These buses both depart from Watford Junction Station (Bus Stop 2).
  • There is a traffic exclusion zone in place on matchdays on Vicarage Road, from 2 hours prior to kick-off.
  • Buses will be diverted to the Whippendell Road bus stops when the exclusion zone is in place.

Watford Junction Station to Woodford Road Crossing

  • Upon exiting the station, bear left and continue ahead for approximately 65 metres towards the Woodford Road crossing point.
  • There are slight gradients in places along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of flagstone paving and tarmac.
  • The path surface is mostly even.
  • Approximately 30 metres after leaving the station there is a crossing over the bus station access road.
  • This crossing has tactile paving on both sides.
  • The path narrows to as little as 100cm prior to the bus station access road crossing due to bollards.
  • Following the bus station access road crossing, bear left and continue ahead for the remaining 30 metres, towards the Woodford Road crossing.

Woodford 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, turn right.

Woodford Road Crossing to St Johns Road Crossing

  • Follow the path round onto Clarendon Road, then continue ahead for approximately 220 metres towards the St Johns Road crossing.
  • There are slight gradients in places along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of block paving and tarmac.
  • The path surface is mostly even.
  • There are multiple car park access roads and driveways along this section of the route.
  • Caution is advised due to vehicles entering/exiting the car park access roads and driveways.

St Johns 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.

St Johns Road Crossing to Clarendon Road Crossing

  • After turning right from the crossing bear left.
  • Continue ahead along Clarendon Road for approximately 380 metres towards the Clarendon Road crossing point.
  • There are slight gradients in places along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of block paving and tarmac.
  • The path surface is mostly even.
  • The path narrows in places due to road signs.
  • There are multiple car park access roads and driveways along this section of the route.
  • Caution is advices due to vehicles entering/exiting the car park access roads and driveways.
  • Approximately 220 metres after crossing St Johns Road, there is a crossing over Gartlet Road.
  • This crossing has 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 over Gartlet Road, continue ahead for the remaining 140 metres towards the Clarendon Road crossing point.
  • This crossing point is located to the right.

Clarendon Road Crossing to Beechen Grove Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving available on both sides.
  • There is a central island at this crossing point.
  • The central island surface consists of tactile paving.
  • 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, bear left and cross over Beechen Grove.

Beechen Grove 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.

Beechen Grove Crossing to Market Street

  • Continue ahead along Clarendon Road for approximately 100 metres towards High Street.
  • From here bear left and continue along High Street for approximately 170 metres towards Market Street.
  • The path along this section of the route is mostly level.
  • The path surface consists of tarmac and flagstone paving.
  • At the time of surveying, the path narrowed in places due to construction work taking place on High Street.
  • Market Street is located on the right hand side of High Street next to Moss Bros.

Market Street to Market Street Crossing

  • Once on Market Street, continue ahead for approximately 115 metres towards the Market Street crossing point.
  • The path along this section of the route is mostly level.
  • The path surface consists of block paving.
  • The path narrows in places due to advertising signs.
  • Approximately 40 metres after turning onto Market Street, there is a crossing over Wellstones.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs available on both sides.
  • This crossing has no tactile paving available.
  • 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 for the remaining 70 metres towards the Market Street crossing point.

Market Street Crossing to Exchange 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 and cross over Exchange Road.

Exchange 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.

Exchange Road Crossing to Merton Road Crossing

  • Having crossed, continue ahead along Market Street for approximately 225 metres towards the Merton Road crossing point.
  • There are slight gradients along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of block paving and tarmac.
  • The path surface is uneven in places.
  • There are multiple car park access roads and driveways along this section of the route.
  • Caution is advices due to vehicles entering/exiting the car park access roads and driveways.
  • Approximately 200 metres after crossing Exchange Road (at the end of Market Street), turn right and cross over Market Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs available on both sides.
  • This crossing has no tactile paving available.
  • 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 along Merton Road for the remaining 20 metres towards the Merton Road crossing point.

Merton 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 left.

Merton Road Crossing to Fearnley Street Crossing

  • Continue ahead along Merton Road for approximately 130 metres towards The Hornets.
  • The Hornets is located on the right hand side of the path.
  • Once on The Hornets, continue ahead for a further 60 metres towards the Fearnley Street crossing point.
  • The crossing is located on Fearnley Street, to the right as you reach the end of The Hornets.
  • There are slight gradients along this section of the route.
  • The path surface consists of tarmac and is uneven in places.
  • The path narrows in places.

Fearnley Street Crossing

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs available on both sides.
  • This crossing has no tactile paving available.
  • 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, turn left.

Fearnley Street Crossing to Vicarage Road Crossing

  • Continue ahead along Fearnley Street for approximately 60 metres towards the Vicarage Road crossing point.
  • The path along this section of the route is mostly level.
  • The path surface consists of tarmac and can be uneven in places.
  • The path narrows to as little as 90cm in places due to lamp posts and road signs.
  • There are multiple dropped kerbs along the path allowing vehicles to access parking spaces.
  • Caution is advised due to vehicles entering/exiting the parking spaces.

Vicarage 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.

Vicarage Road Crossing to the Outer Concourse

  • Continue ahead along Vicarage Road towards the outer concourse.
  • There is a traffic exclusion zone in place along Vicarage Road on matchdays, from 2 hours prior to kick-off.

Outer Concourse and Walkways