The Rugby Groud Guide
The Stadium from the south

Travel and the Stadium

 

               

Air:         Twickenham is approximately six miles from London Heathrow, 20 miles from London City Airport, 30 miles from London Gatwick and 40 miles from London Luton

Rail:       Regular mainline trains run to Twickenham station from Waterloo and Reading.

                The station is a short walk from the Stadium.

The London Underground runs to Richmond on the District Line, which is also served by Overground trains from Waterloo.

                There is a regular event-day shuttle bus service between Richmond station and the Stadium.

                This is a free service available both before and after the match

                After the match, a service also runs to Hounslow East station on the Piccadilly Line.

                South-West Trains: www.southwesttrains.co.uk

                London Overground: 08705 125 240

                National Rail: 08457 48 49 50

                London Travel: 020 7222 1234

               

Road      Twickenham Stadium is on the northern side of the A316 into London.

From the M25 motorway, exit at Junction 12 on to the M3 London-bound. This becomes the A316,          and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus/Toyota       car dealership.

                From London, turn right off the A316 at the Whitton Road roundabout.

Car Parking: All the roads surrounding the stadium are for resident permit holders only and any unauthorised vehicles will be towed away. On-site car parking is extremely limited and is normally pre-allocated for international matches. Parking is generally available on site for non-international matches if booked in advance.

Twickenham's off-site car park is called Rosebine Avenue and is next to the Twickenham Stoop (home of Harlequins RFC) on the A316(Chertsey Road) this is about 10 minutes walk from the stadium.

                Larger vehicles, such as transit vans, stretch limousines, minibuses and coaches can beaccommodated in some of the RFU car parks.

Free parking facilities for bikes and motorbikes are available in the Stadium's North and West car parks.

                www.rfu.com/TwickenhamStadium/Parking

By Bus   Buses 281, 267 , and H22 all run regular services which pass close to the stadium.

                Alternatively, take a 33, R68, R70 , 290 or 490 bus to Twickenham town centre (King Street) -

                the Stadium is 10 to 15 minutes walk away.

                London United Buses: www.lonutd.co.uk

By Coach: Direct coach services depart for Twickenham Stadium from 22 major towns and cities across the U.K.

National Express: www.nationalexpress.com/twickenham

 

How to reach the stadium:

The stadium is a 10-minute walk from Twickenham overground station (just follow the crowd!),    or there is a free shuttle bus from the A316 near Richmond Station.

               

The Ground:      When RFU committee member Billy Williams was charged with finding a permanent home for English rugby he could not have forecast that 8.9 acres of market garden in southwest rugby bought for £5,572.12s and 6d would become one of the major venues in any sport.

Twickenham staged its first England international in 1910 in front of King George V, beating Wales 11-6.

The recently renovated ground features a hotel and health club in the new South Stand, plus 26 bars, The Council Room for RFU officials, the ERIC for former players, and the President's Suite are plush areas behind the scenes, permanently hidden from most of the Twickenham crowd.

In addition to rugby, Twickenham has also staged rock concerts and even hosts an annual Jehovah's Witnesses convention.

               

                A century of players are commemorated by blue plaques. These include Martin Johnson, Cliff Morgan , Jonah Lomu, and Prince Alexander Obelensky, who scored two tries against the All Blacks in 1936.

Stadium Name  Twickenham Stadium

Stadium Address:

                Rugby Road

                Twickenham

                TW1 1DZ

Telephone          (44) 870 222 2120 (Reception)

Web      www.rfu.com/TwickenhamStadium

E-Mail:  stadiumenquiries@therfu.com

Capacity               82,000

 

Disabled Facilities

 

   

Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

   

Contact Name

Linda Cook

 

Via Ticket Office, e-mail: disabledaccess@therfu.com

   

Address

Twickenham Stadium

 

Rugby Road

 

Twickenham

 

TW1 1DZ

 

 

Telephone

0871 222 2120

   

Fax

0208 892 9816

   

Website

www.rfu.com/TwickenhamStadium

 

 

E-Mail Address

disabledaccess@therfu.com

 

 

Facilities

 
   

Tickets:

The RFU prioritise tickets for rugby players who have suffered

International Matches

life-changing spinal cord and brain injuries while playing rugby.

 

All other stadium wheelchair access is allocated through a

 

ballot for rugby club and England Rugby Supporters Club members.

 

Ballot forms are issued in August for the autumn Investec

 

Internationals and in November for RBS 6 Nations fixtures.

 

Forms will be available to download from the rfu website

 

The applicant will be required to provide proof of club or ERSC

 

membership when returning the form.

   
 

Wheelchair access for all international matches held at

 

Twickenham Stadium consists of two tickets plus car

 

parking for each wheelchair bay available.

   

Tickets:

Booking forms are available to download via the rfu site.

Public Sale Events

If the booking is first-time,a copy of both sides of the

 

applicant's blue badge should accompany the application.

   
   

Parking

For public sale events, designated parking can be booked

 

onsite, and is offered at a 50% commission for blue badge

 

holders.

 

A disabled parking form is available from the parking section.

 

For international fixtures advance booking is advised as all

 

parking is issued on  a first come,first served basis and

 

onsite parking regularly sells out

 

The RFU issue 338 free parking spaces for all international

 

matches  through priority wheelchair access for injured

 

players and charities and to those successful in the club

 

and ERSC ballot.

   
 

www.rfu.com/TwickenhamStadium/Parking

   
   

Disabled Fan Segregation

No

   

Accessible Facilities:

Disabled toilets at all four corners of the stadium and with easy

 

access of the wheelchair terraces. The stadium utilises the

 

Universal RADAR key system.

   

Wheelchair Spaces

www.radar.org.uk

   

 

 

Ambulant and Blind/

Access requests for guide dogs should be made in advance

Partially Sighted Supporters

of any event via disabledaccess@therfu.com or by calling the

 

RFU ticket office on 0871 222 2017, option 4

 

There are 100 seats linked to the hearing loop: headsets can

 

be booked in advance by e-mailing disabled access@therfu.com

   

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated May 2014

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2014

 

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