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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving but no pedestrian control.
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.
Beyond the scope of this survey.
English Street continues as a pedestrian area to the west.
About 100 metres east of the entrance to the square is a bus stop with shelter, serving:
There are three bus stops, the first is about 20 metres north of the junction with Botchergate:
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
gents toilet, underground, locked at the time of our survey|
ladies toilets, underground, locked at the time of our survey
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
entrance to parcel office, with public counter|
wall retreats south, blank wall on west
cars tend to park against building
bollards on left
3 disabled persons parking bays on left
wall juts north, blank on east side
window to information office
entrance to long stay car park, leading east
Lakes Court Hotel|
Collier Lane, through archway
building juts west
Pancho's Mexican Diner
John Barras, pub, on corner of Botchergate
flower beds beside kerb|
Courts, under archway
crossing to left with no pedestrian control
archway from Courts, bus stop underneath
flower beds, seats and cannon east of the Council building
flower beds beside kerb
water fountain on right|
road curves right (west)
two phone boxes on right
tactile indicates crossing towards the station entrance
Borough Street leads west
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