Jumble Lane crossing closed for 2021-22 season

Football supporters attending Barnsley FC matches and those using the town centre are reminded that the Jumble Lane crossing will remain closed on home match days for the 2021-2022 season until the new Market Gate Bridge is installed.

When the crossing was closed in March 2019 by Network Rail for safety reasons, a temporary bridge was erected over it to allow pedestrians to safely cross over the railway line.

However, that bridge will be closed for an hour before kick-off, during the match and an hour after each home game until further notice to support the safety of fans and other users. This is subject to change based on individual matches.

 The alternative walking routes to Oakwell include:
- Midland Street, Eldon Street and Schwäbisch Gmünd Way
or
- Kendray Street, Mayday Green, Cheapside, Wesley Street, Lambra Road, Pontefract Road, Grove Street

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

As part of the operation, the following changes will be in place at Barnsley Interchange should the need arise:

  • There may be no access through the Interchange, where the bridge will be closed except for those with access needs.
  • Access to and from the bus station will as necessary be via Eldon Street and Schwäbisch Gmünd Way.
  • Access to the Interchange from Schwäbisch Gmünd Way will, as necessary, be for access to the railway station only, including being open for fans travelling to and from the game by rail.
  • The existing temporary accessible route via Schwäbisch Gmünd Way and the transport interchange is available for those with access needs.

Supporters are reminded to use the designated and installed crossing points on the roads for their safety and the safety of other match-going fans.

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.

Additional closures:
There will be additional road and car park closures in place for the home matches against Nottingham Forest (Wednesday 29 September, 7,45pm kick-off) and Millwall (Saturday 2 October, 3pm kick-off). The closures will be in effect from one hour before to one hour after each match.

The additional changes mean:

  • Customers will not be able to enter or leave the railway station car park during the closure times.
  • Schwäbisch Gmünd Way will be closed one hour before to one hour after each match.
  • There will be a full closure of Eldon Street from James Street to the Interchange bus entrance (with managed left turn only access to Mottram Street) from one hour before to one hour after each match.
  • A closure of the uphill exit slip road from Harborough Hill.
    • A diversion route for access to the Metrodome and managed access for away coaches to the Queen's Ground will be in place.
    • A diversion route via Harborough Hill/Westway or Harborough Hill/Old Mill Lane will be in place.
  • A closure of the downhill exit slip road from Harborough Hill.
    • A diversion route for access to the Metrodome will be in place.
    • A diversion route via Harborough Hill/Westway or Harborough Hill/Old Mill Lane will be in place.
  • A closure of Pontefract Road beneath the Harborough Hill flyover.
  • Buzz Bingo customers are asked to be on-site prior to the road closures and remain on site until the roads are re-opened.

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.

For a full list of Barnsley FC fixtures, please visit the club website. All fixtures are subject to change.

Our website has more information on parking around the town centre.

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

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