THE FAIRFIELD STREET LEVEL
The Fairfield Street level 0 comprises the arrivals and departures platforms for the Metro Link service plus a concourse serving the entrances from the forecourt.
As you come out of the lift at level 0, to your right is the Metro Link departures platform to all destinations, you're near the front of the train.
Turning left, 10 o'clock from the lift, you reach the concourse at level 0
The escalator and stairs come down onto the platform just east of the lift in a recess which is a short corridor which turns left (north) towards the platform. There are two pay phones to your left, beyond the foot of the steps.
Straight ahead (east) from the escalator is an emergency exit.
If using the steps, you go down 11 then 11 steps, going east into this corridor. Note that there's no tactile paving at either top or bottom of these steps.
There's no tactile paving near the edge.
Off the east end is the way out to Fairfield Street, continue to the end then turn right into the forecourt.
seats set into wall
entrance from escalator and stairs 2 ticket machines
west end of platform
entrance from lift
Note that the ticket machines were not usable by blind people, at the time of our survey. You need a valid ticket to travel, otherwise you may be fined £10 or £20.
Continue, beyond the rear of the train and locate the lift in front of you. This accessible lift gives access to levels 1 (the bridge over the Metro Link tracks) and 2 (the platform level concourse).
Visit the Lifts Page for more details.
Go towards the rear of the train and enter a recess at the foot of the steps up to level 1. You go up 11 then 11 steps, going west.
There's an emergency exit into a car park to your right at the foot of these steps and a blank door behind you. Note that there's no tactile paving at either the top or bottom of these steps.
The escalator leaves from a recess before the rear of the train. You go up (west) onto the bridge over the Metro Link tracks. You'll need to bear left, round the stairwell in front of you.
Off the east end is an entrance/exit into Fairfield Street. There's no tactile paving along the edge of this platform.
empty trolley point|
emergency exit into car park
recess to up escalator
recess to steps up to level 1
accessible lift to levels 1 and 2, at west end
door into passage to London Road, on south side, just before lift
This is an irregular shape with the two exits to the forecourt on the south, the lifts and London Road exit on the west and a wall along the northeast side leading to the entrance onto the departures platform of the Metrolink, next to the lift.
The foot of the escalators and steps from Level 1 is within this space.
Go down (south) 11 then 11 steps, there's tactile paving before the top and bottom.
Take the left-hand of two escalators, down (southeast)
You can use either of the lifts in the southwest corner of the platform level concourse, opposite platform 12. These bring you just inside the west entrance from the forecourt.
steps to blank door|
blank wall, underneath steps and escalators from Level 1
pillar with departures screens (edge of level 1), about 4 metres from wall
pillar with information point, about 4 metres from wall
entrance to departures platform, by the lift
glass wall, curving from east side|
pillar, about 2 metres into the space
doors, with tactile matting, 1 o'clock from the escalator
pillar, about 2 metres into the space
doors with tactile matting, opposite steps
chocolate vending machine|
soft drink vending machine
two lifts from the platform level concourse
London Road exit, automatic glass doors opening outwards
|blank, underneath steps and escalators|
|Lloyds TSB cash point|
seating, departures screens above
MANCHESTER PICCADILLY STATION
© 2004, Terry Robinson