Environs

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Location

The station is located southeast of the junction of Botchergate (east) English Street (west and the Crescent (north/south). The Crescent curves west, past the station building to become Borough Street which lies beyond the scope of this survey.

Court Square lies between the southeast corner of the junction and the station and, as such forms the station forecourt, outside the main entrance.

English Street continues west from the junction to join The Victoria Viaduct which runs south, over the rail bridge, past the other entrance to the station. The rail bridge effectively marks the western boundary of the station, we'll call this the west bridge in the context of this guide.

Entrances and Exits

There are two entrances/exits. The main entrance is from Court Square, to the north of the station, via the booking hall onto platforms 4 - 8, whilst the other is via a ramp from the Victoria Viaduct, to the west, onto platforms 1 and 3.

The Ramp to Platforms 1 and 3

As you leave the Victoria Viaduct, going east, you pass a post and a wall, which is followed by a wooden fence. The pavement is along the left-hand (north) side of the road.

The ramp slopes down east with a wall beyond the wooden fence to the left (north). There are lights above the fence, whilst there's a metal barrier between the pavement and roadway.

The foot of the ramp is in the middle of the island platform, towards the west end. Platform 1 is to your right, platform 3 to your left.

Local Road Crossings

The Junction of Botchergate (East), The Crescent (North/South) and English Street (West)

East Arm, Botchergate

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving but no sounder. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right for each stage in either direction. There are railings around most of the central island, you need to move to your right a little way before crossing the second stage.

North Arm, The Crescent

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving but no sounder. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross each stage in either direction. The island is mainly fenced, you move slightly to your right before crossing the second stage.

West Arm, English Street

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving but no pedestrian control. The first (north) section of the road is used for car parking whilst the second (south) section is one way traffic, west.

South Arm, The Crescent

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving and no sounder. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross each stage in either direction. The central island is mainly fenced, you move slightly right before crossing the second stage.

The Crescent, Towards the Station Entrance

This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving but no pedestrian control.

The Junction Between the Victoria Viaduct (south), English Street (East/West) and Devonshire Street (north)

South Arm, The Victoria Viaduct

This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving and sounder. The post with push button and rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction. There's also a post to your left with no cone.

North Arm, Devonshire Street

Beyond the scope of this survey.

East and West Arms, English Street

English Street continues as a pedestrian area to the west.

Local Buses

On the South Side of Botchergate

About 100 metres east of the entrance to the square is a bus stop with shelter, serving:

On the East Side ofThe Crescent

There are three bus stops, the first is about 20 metres north of the junction with Botchergate:

The First Stop

This serves:

The Second Stop

The Third Stop

On the South Side of English Street

Outside the Council Building

Under the Archway, Opposite the Courts

Local Features

The South Side of Botchergate, Going West from the Bus Stop

  shops on left
sign with two posts, across pavement
end of building on left
start of the Square, turn left towards station
temporary fence surrounding works
post in middle of pavement
tactile paving indicating crossing of Botchergate
The Crescent

The East Side of The Crescent, Going South

  gents toilet, underground, locked at the time of our survey
open space
ladies toilets, underground, locked at the time of our survey
sign post
entrance to car park and drop-off
open area surrounded by bollards
road curves right (west)
bike racks, town map on west side
tactile indicates crossing to east of taxi rank
short stay car park, 20 minutes, station users only to left
car park exit
railings on right
this area is now some distance above road level
station building meets railings

Following the Station Building, Going East from the Railings

The car park entrance leads east between the station building and the Lakes Court Hotel.

The East Side of the Square, Going North

As you leave the station, move right a few metres then cross the car park entrance onto the pavement outside the Lakes Court Hotel.

  entrance to parcel office, with public counter
wall retreats south, blank wall on west
blank door
cars tend to park against building
blank door
bollards on left
3 disabled persons parking bays on left
wall juts north, blank on east side
shop windows
station entrance
window to information office
second window
entrance to long stay car park, leading east
  Lakes Court Hotel
Collier Lane, through archway
building juts west
Pancho's Mexican Diner
blank door
John Barras, pub, on corner of Botchergate

The North Side of English Street, Going West

  flower beds beside kerb
post
Courts, under archway
crossing to left with no pedestrian control

South Side of English Street, Going East from the Crossing

  Council Building
bus stop
archway from Courts, bus stop underneath
flower beds, seats and cannon east of the Council building
flower beds beside kerb

The West Side of the Crescent, Going South

  water fountain on right
road curves right (west)
two phone boxes on right
tactile indicates crossing towards the station entrance
taxi rank
Borough Street leads west

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