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Route to Coventry train station – via Westminster Rd (photos)

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Work on the new Bridge Deck at Junction 6 is now entering the final stages and is on target for the scheduled completion date of spring this year. In order to complete the work, contractors need to close one of … Continue reading

Tomorrow starts : Closure of the subway route into Coventry City Centre

Diversion signs

Diversion signs

reblogged from Connect Culture website.

Work on the new Bridge Deck at Junction 6 is now entering the final stages and is on target for the scheduled completion date of spring this year. In order to complete the work, contractors need to close one of the main pedestrian subway routes between the railway station and the city centre. The subway closure – marked in blue on the plan – will come in to effect from 6am on Monday 30 March and will remain in place until the new pedestrian boulevard across the bridge deck opens in mid- May.

This means you will not be able to walk between the railway station and the city centre via the subways which run between Grosvenor Road and Warwick Road, or the footpath next to the contractor’s site offices and down towards Greyfriars Green and into Bull Yard.

The two pedestrian routes to the city centre will be: 1 via the Manor Road footbridge – shown in orange on the plan 2 along Park Road towards Junction 5 – which exits near the Police Station and Severn Trent building – shown in orange on the plan

An alternative route to and from the city centre to Central Six and Warwick Road is available via Westminster Road – as shown on the plan and pedestrians will also still be able to exit the front of the station and turn left to walk up Warwick Road.

The temporary pedestrian crossing in Station Square will be re-sited and placed in front of the new bus interchange, while the existing crossing on Manor Road will be moved closer to the junction with Park Road.

Drivers will still be able to access and exit the railway station on the existing routes. Central Six and the shops opposite will be accessible from Warwick Road in the usual way – either heading towards the city centre or via the ring road heading towards junction 6 from junction 5 (the police station)
Find out more at www.coventry.gov.uk/yourcity

Junction-6-Routes-250315-HR (pdf)

Map of temporary routes

Map of temporary routes

Meseta Coffee, Coventry

We have some quick access guides for restaurants on the Connect Culture website with ratings. Be good to get comments as to whether we should add more details. These are all independent ratings.

We are looking at Euans Guide too and adding to that.

Here is the latest edition on the website – Meseta coffee house, Bull Yard, Coventry

Tables outside Meseta Coffee House, Coventry

Meseta Coffee, Coventry

“Coffee house in the Bullyard. There are parking meters for the Bullyard or setting down spaces. Bus stops there too. Servers are helpful but it can be less easy when they are busy. Good servings, expresso coffees come with a glass of water unasked. Cakes look inviting as do the meringues. Accessible loo needed key to unlock (not Radar). Transfer is on the left side. Lots of natural light and there are seats outside for sunny days. “

Updated Photos: changes to Coventry train station due to Friargate development

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Photos of work started at Coventry rail station

Pedestrains and wheelchair users take care because previous crossing where taxi rank is now blocked off

crossing for pedestrian is blocked off

crossing for pedestrians is blocked off

To get back onto pavement to station entrance can only be accessed through cobbles onto curb cut for the cordoned bus waiting area. This is ironical because they filled up the potholes for a few days before it was all dug up again!

Previous taxi rank is blocked off

Previous taxi rank is blocked off

Not sure how the car park is accessed either.

We will be adding more photos later.

Disruption for Coventry’s ring road junction six for a year starting tomorrow!

The development of Friargate development near Coventry station will mean disruption not only for drivers and car passengers but also those who use the buses.

One of the residents on Greyfriars Rd next to the station asked in frustration

how the heck do we get into Greyfriars Road when Junction 6 and the main roundabout are closed? I travel to and from Leamington daily so generally drive past Central 6…I have the map but it doesn’t actually tell me how I am supposed to get to work without going miles out of my way!

Going to the rail station now includes a detour in the subway which will take longer and more difficult for disabled people with mobility issues or blind people.

Services 1, 87, 539, 580 and Park and Ride South will have a new stop SG outside Copthall House on Station Road at Coventry rail station and a new stop SH on Park Road.

All the above buses using stop SG/SH will take people into the city centre and then onto their usual destinations.

Buses will not be able to cross to or from the station or Warwick Road , they will be diverted onto different routes to get across the Ring Road, with consequent change to stops.

Therefore check the change in schedules and give yourself extra time to get to the station!

National Express: Changes due to the Friargate development work

I find the descriptions below not very clear and we shall try to clarify later and determine the accessibility of the changes in the city centre where we can.

The Friargate development work will start on Sunday 23rd March 2014. There are a number of changes to the road network as a result of this, Warwick Road will be closed across the ring road by the station.

This will affect services 1, 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 11, 12 and 18A

The changes for each route are:

Services 1, 11 and 12:

Towards Earlsdon and Tile Hill North: As normal to Little Park Street, then the Ring Road to Warwick Road. Normal route from Warwick Road railway bridge.

Towards City Centre and Walsgrave Hospital:

To Warwick Road railway bridge then into Coventry Station forecourt via new access road, then Park Road to Quinton Road (new access and normal route from Little Park Street.

changes for Services 1, 11 and 12

changes for Services 1, 11 and 12

Services 8, 8A, 9 and 9A:

Towards City Centre, Walsgrave and Hospital: From Coventry Station forecourt via new access road, then Park Road to Quinton Road (new access), New Union Street, Bull Yard, Greyfriars Road, Queen Victoria Road and normal route from Corporation Street.
Towards Rail Station and Finham: As normal until Corporation Street, then via Queen Victoria Road,  Greyfriars Road, Bull Yard, New Union Street and Ring Road to Coventry Station forecourt. Services 9 & 9A will continue on their normal routes from here.

Services 8, 8A, 9, 9A will now serve bus stops on New Union Street

Changes to Services 8, 8A, 9, 9A

Changes to Services 8, 8A, 9, 9A

From Coventry Station services 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 11 and 12 will all provide links to Pool Meadow. The 8, 8A, 9 & 9A via Corporation Street and the 11 & 12 via Little Park Street and Cox Street.

Service 18A:

Towards City Centre: Normal route to Kenilworth Road then via Earlsdon Avenue South to City Arms in Earlsdon. Buses then run via Albany Road, Butts Road, Croft Road and normal route from Corporation Street to Pool Meadow.

Towards Canley and Tile Hill South: Normal route to Corporation Street and Croft Road. Buses then continue via Butts Road and Albany Road to City Arms, continuing via Earlsdon Avenue South to Kenilworth Road where they resume their normal route.

Please note that during the period of the works service 18A will not be able to serve Warwick Road.

From the National Express website