Barnsley FC match day information: Jumble Lane crossing

Football supporters and town centre visitors are being reminded about changes to the Jumble Lane crossing for this Saturday’s home game between Barnsley and Huddersfield United – when additional road and car park closures will also be in place.

Jumble Lane crossing was closed earlier this year by Network Rail because of safety reasons. A temporary bridge was put in place to allow pedestrians to safely cross over the railway line.

For Barnsley’s home game against Huddersfield this Saturday (11 January, 3pm kick-off), Jumble Lane bridge will close at 2pm and reopen at 6pm for the safety of fans and other users. Times are subject to change dependent on operational needs.

The alternative walking routes include:

- Midland Street, Eldon Street and Schwäbisch Gmünd Way


- Kendray Street, Mayday Green, Cheapside, Wesley Street, Lambra Road, Pontefract Road, Grove Street

There will be no access for supporters via the Alhambra Centre.

Huddersfield Town fans will be directed from Barnsley Interchange along Schwäbisch Gmünd Way, along Pontefract Road and then onto Queen’s Road to and from Oakwell.

Huddersfield Town fans travelling by car should access the Queen’s Ground ‘away fans’ car park via Harborough Hill and Queen’s Street, if arriving before 12.45pm and via Sheffield Road, Oakwell Lane, Pontefract Road and Queen Street if arriving after 12.45pm, rather than Pontefract Road and Grove Street.

Following the game, home supporters are asked to leave along Pontefract Road while away fans should go from Queen’s Ground.

An additional train will run at 5.24pm for away fans travelling from Barnsley back to Huddersfield however, there may be delays in accessing trains and fans should expect to have to queue and consider the weather forecast.

All fans are reminded that:

  • Barnsley Interchange bridge will be closed from 2pm to 3pm and from 4.30pm until 5.30pm except for those with access needs.
  • Access to and from the bus station side of the Interchange will be via Eldon Street.
  • Access to the Interchange from Schwäbisch Gmünd Way will be for access to the railway station only with external access gates to the platforms closed at the same time as the interchange bridge. 
  • The existing temporary accessible route via Schwäbisch Gmünd Way and the transport interchange is only available for those with access needs.

For this Saturday’s game, home fans usually travelling by train are encouraged to take alternative transport into the town centre as the Interchange will be heavily congested with away supporters and delays in accessing the railway station should be anticipated. Fans wishing to travel by bus can visit to plan their journeys.

If travelling by bus, fans are encouraged to exit the bus before arriving at the Interchange to avoid expected crowd congestion because of the bridge closure.

In addition, a number of closures to roads and access points will be in place around the town.

  • Part of Eldon Street North will be closed in both directions from 1.30pm between its junction with Schwabisch Gmund Way and the Interchange entrance with diversions via Old Mill Lane, Huddersfield Road, Church Street and Regent Street.  Vehicles other than buses will not be able to turn left onto Eldon Street North at the bottom of Regent Street.
  • Part of Pontefract Road, between the junction of Schwabisch Gmund Way and under the Harborough Hill Road flyover, will be closed from 1.30pm. The closed road will reopen as soon as operational needs allow.
  • Schwabisch Gmund Way will be closed from 1.30pm – access to Mottram Street will be affected by this closure. The road will be re-open as soon as operational needs allow.  Residents on Mottram Street are being advised separately.
  • Harborough Hill – Northbound-off and Southbound-off exit slip roads will be closed.

Bus services will also be diverted during this time: inbound via Harborough Hill Road, Old Mill Lane, Church Street and Regent Street, outbound via Eldon Street, Market Hill, St Mary’s Gate, Old Mill Lane, Harborough Hill Road.

Supporters are reminded to use the designated and installed crossing points on the roads for their own safety and the safety of other match-going fans. An additional crossing point will be in place on Pontefract Road for this Saturday’s game.

Wheelchair users or supporters with pushchairs are advised to use the pavement/footway on the Court House side of Eldon Street during peak times to avoid congestion.

Fans are also advised to pay attention to road signs when travelling to and from this Saturday’s game.

These traffic management measures are temporary.  Once completed, the Market Gate Bridge will link the existing public transport and the Market Gate car park to The Glass Works as part of the redevelopment of Barnsley town centre.  It will be fully accessible and will accommodate footfall on match days.

A full list of Barnsley FC fixtures can be found here.

For more information on parking, click here.

Barnsley Council, Barnsley FC and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

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