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Updated Photos: changes to Coventry train station due to Friargate development - Connect Culture

Updated Photos: changes to Coventry train station due to Friargate development
Elle
  • On March 29, 2014
  • http://www.connectculture.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

I went again to the train station and was relieved to see that there are improvements to the access to the station. Here are the photos I took today to update on the route.

Path through to station linking to Greyfriars Green blocked off to make way for a new bridge deck at Junction 6 of Coventry Ring Road. ‘The 100m wide bridge deck across the ring road will connect the Friargate scheme to the city centre by removing the raised roundabout by junction 6 to create a public boulevard linking to Greyfriars Green.’

This is why there is a diversion and we have to use the subway instead.

path to subway

people going down the subway

subway

people in the subway

on the way

down the ramp

sign to station

signs to station

up subway to Eaton Rd

pedestrian crossing signcurb cut crossing with tactile paving

Button cannot be reached because of the slope of curb cut

 

cross over

curb cut gradient too steep

curb cut gradient too steep

station entrance with bus lane

car park is now back after being blocked off

car park is now back after being blocked off

crossing is now finished

crossing is now finished

It would be easier for wheelchair users and people using mobility equipment to cross the road here as before because the curb cuts are much better (especially now there are no more potholes!)

It looks much better now than the week before. For people who find it difficult toi negotiate subways and the longer walking distance – it might be better to catch the bus 9 at Greyfriars Rd and also on the way back, especially for those who have a bus pass. The journey takes about 5-10 minutes.

Anybody going to the station is best advised to add an extra 10 -20 minutes travel time.

Friargate development map

map from city council on Friatgate development

 

 

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