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Full Olympic Torch Route - A WAB GUIDE!

Wednesday June 20 2012


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THE route the Olympic torch will take through Barnsley has been outlined in full below.

It will arrive on Monday (June 25.)

13.27pm (approx) travelling on Pontefract Road A628

Tumbling Lane

13.28pm

Lundwood town signs

13.31

House 366a Pontefract Road

13.35

Abbots Road

13.38

Friars Road

13.42

Littleworth Lane

13.43

Harwood Terrace

13.45

Pontefract Road

13.49

Grove Street

13.53

Clyde Street

13.54

Kendray Street

Harborough Hill Road

13.56

Eldon Street

13.58

Market Hill

13.59

Church Street

13.59

Sadler Gate

14.02

Barnsley College

BREAK

15.02

Barnsley College

15.03

Church Street

15.04

Old Mill Lane

15.06

Hopwood Street

15.07

Victoria Crescent

15.09

Cavendish Road

15.13

Woodstock Road

15.15

Queens Drive


15.21

Darton town sign

15.24

Bence Lane

15.27

House86 Barnsley Road

15.30

Wells Street

15.30

Churchfield Lane

15.33

Roman Road

15.36

Beaumont Road

15.37

Strafford

15.40

Kexborough Social Club

15.40

Ballfield Lane

15.42

Kexborough Primary School

15.43

Priestly Avenue

Many local roads will be closed to allow the route procession to take place. Here's a full breakdown:

St Mary’s Gate will be closed from 7am.

Church Lane will be closed at the junction of Sadler Gate from 11.30am

Churchfield will be closed at the Sadler Gate end from 11.30am

Church Street will be closed from the roundabout to Sadler Gate from 11.30am

Old Mill Lane will be closed from the junction with Church Street (no left-turn) upward from 11.30am

There will be no right-turn from Victoria Road from 11.30am

Huddersfield Road will be a left-turn only from 11.30am

Eastgate will be closed from 11.30am.

The intention is that all the above should be removed by 3pm.

In addition, closures will also be in place on Harborough Hill Road, Pontefract Road, Kendray Street, Market Street and Eldon Street from 1.30pm to approximately 2.15pm.Diversions will be in place and advised locally, but delays are expected.
All service deliveries and any customer collections will need to be made and vehicles out of these areas by 10.30am.
County Way upper car parks will be closed from 6pm, Sunday, 24 June.
On street parking and loading will be also be suspended from 6pm, Sunday, 24 June. Areas affected will be Eldon Street, Market Hill, Church Street and Regent Street
The following roads on the route will also have temporary restrictions:
A628 Pontefract Road, from Tumbling Lane to Cundy Cross roundabout, 1.30pm to 2pm
Church Street, A635 Huddersfield Road up to junction of Rowland Road, 3pm to 3.30pm
Barnsley Road - Darton, Churchfield Lane (partial closure), Ballfield Lane (full closure), 3.20pm to 4pm

42 Showing 42 comments

Reply Posted by Guest on Thursday May 24 2012 at 13:28
If they want a good turnout then they need to be putting on some other entertainment along the route, not just in the town centre.

Reply Posted by King Louis on Saturday May 26 2012 at 14:14
take the torch down a pit and see how much coal is still down there.maybe we can stop buying coal from Russia and use our own

Reply Posted by Mclaydon on Monday June 18 2012 at 12:38
They could have it in Barnsley at the weekend as some of us have to work through the week,why monday why not Saturday then other people not only school kids and scroungers will get to see it???????????

Reply Posted by 55 on Monday June 18 2012 at 12:43
do we know who the torch bearers are?

Reply Posted by Guest on Monday June 18 2012 at 13:07
Are you serious? The torch is touring the whole country for 70 days. You can't just decide to have it at the weekend.

Reply Posted by Sonicant28 on Monday June 18 2012 at 13:57
I was watching a bit of it on tv yesterday n streets were busting with people this is a once in a life time, what a great honour for the people who get to carry the torch .... years to come they will be able to say" i was part of the 2012 olympics held in England i carried the olympic torch" enjoy the experience everyone involved i for one am glad its fell on my day off am going to watch  

Reply Posted by Guestymcguest on Monday June 18 2012 at 15:31
 Stop Stop Stop, Stop the Olympic Torch in fact stop the olympics, some people have to work through the week so we can't possibly have anything olympic related going on during the week. What a pudding, should we run the olympics on a weekend too? it would only take sixth months rather than 3 weeks then.

Reply Posted by Debbie on Monday June 18 2012 at 23:41
Can tell you one of them.....Dorothy Hyman.

Reply Posted by Debbie on Monday June 18 2012 at 23:49
mmmmm lets just put the olympics on hold through the week & just have it at weekends........yeah am sure that would work numpty!

Reply Posted by Leeshep on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 01:36
What a stupid load of dribble. How do u go from a news article about the olympic torch to mining.... Only in Barnsley. Coals dead. Get over it.

Reply Posted by Pete on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 07:58
I am sorry that you feel that way but not everyone who can see the torch on monday is a school kid or scrounger.  Think before you speak. The torch cannot be viewed on saturdays only, as it would take too long for the torch to go around Britain. Also quite a lot of people work Saturdays does that mean that they can call you a scrounger.

Reply Posted by Einst on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 08:52
Olympic Torch... Pah !!!
I would have been more impressed if it was a miners lamp....

Reply Posted by Alfie on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 09:22
 Have you ever stopped to think that it is actually cheaper to BUY it from other countries then to pay miners to take it out of our own pits -- hence why they closed the pits down in the first place.

Reply Posted by Ben on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 09:23
Something else the UK taxpayers will be paying for the next 50+ years.

Student Games in Sheffield are still being paid for 20 years later

Reply Posted by Paul Archer on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 11:53
I can't believe its bypassing Royston and Cudworth and going through Cundy Cross and Darton and Kexborough, The Dorothy Hyman Stadium is in Cudworth and Royston has a long high street like Cudworth with plenty of shops, Cundy Cross has a roundabout and Darton has ...... (will someone finish that sentence for me cos i'm not sure what Darton has)

Reply Posted by Sonicant28 on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 14:48
The flame is being transported via miners lamp to each desination been watching it on telly

Reply Posted by Dunkidodar on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 16:11
Some ppl are so ungratefull b thank full we have got the torch coming through not often barnsley gets owt and ppl are moaning like spoilt school children if ya that bothered ova missing it av day off wind ya neck in and stop windging

Reply Posted by King Louis on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 16:28
they have every detail in there but the date it's happening

Reply Posted by betty on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 16:30
the torch :O)

Reply Posted by Stuart Bennett on Tuesday June 19 2012 at 18:23
I will be going to this on monday. I might be able to see people who i learned about in my BTEC PE 

Reply Posted by Nataliehodgson72 on Wednesday June 20 2012 at 08:45
Vikki Orvice    
Liz Westby     
Daniel Arnau Aparicio     
Dean Gregory    
Israel Paulino Perona   Steve Stead    Tina Howell    these are the barnsley ones and there are different ones for the various areas....

Reply Posted by Alison38barnsley on Wednesday June 20 2012 at 09:27
are any kids allowed the day of school cos hoyland common ant got day off

Reply Posted by PizzaPeter on Wednesday June 20 2012 at 11:11
Haters gonna hate.

Reply Posted by Craig on Thursday June 21 2012 at 21:53
Hahahahahahahaahahahaahahahaaa
It's gonna PISS IT DOWN all day on Monday, Hahahahahahahaahahahaahahahaaa

Reply Posted by Craig on Thursday June 21 2012 at 21:54
 Good.... they should be a school, LEARNING

Reply Posted by guest on Friday June 22 2012 at 07:47
you are pathetic it is excellent that the torch coming thru tarn

Reply Posted by Craig on Friday June 22 2012 at 09:09
EXCELLENT??? --- NO IT'S NOT
YOUR THE PATHETIC ONE, SAD PEOPLE WANTING TO GO SEE A "NOBODY" CARRYING A LUMP OF METAL WITH A FLAME ON TOP

Reply Posted by Tenko1 on Friday June 22 2012 at 20:24
 A church and a railway station!!!!

Reply Posted by Clairelwhitaker on Sunday June 24 2012 at 08:15
That is why it is such a great thing, the children have been learning about the history of the Olympics and making their own torches. its fantastic they are so excited. obviously Craig has no children... be pleased that Barnsley is involved in this historical event! You just look foolish sadly...

Reply Posted by Peterpstott on Sunday June 24 2012 at 13:22
All the moaners ger ower it, it's happening, all the whinging and moaning int gonna change a thing, so deal wi it, stop having a hissy fit lmao

Reply Posted by Peterpstott on Sunday June 24 2012 at 13:22
All the moaners ger ower it, it's happening, all the whinging and moaning int gonna change a thing, so deal wi it, stop having a hissy fit lmao

Reply Posted by Avrilgoodall on Sunday June 24 2012 at 16:41
 Ours can take half day off if they want to so they'll be finishing at 12md, that's Royston Summerfields school

Reply Posted by Jemforde2594 on Sunday June 24 2012 at 17:41
One a new college with feeder schools that are all working hard on their olympic history and two one of the feeder schools is twined with one of the schools from near the the olympic village and they will be up here too so and this school been darton primary has been down on a number of times to to watch and see some of the different phases of the stadium been built and the plans for the opening ceremony etc so that i why darton and kexborough  are been visited because they children made it happen by asking and been involved as when will it happen again !!!!!!

Reply Posted by Carolhomer on Sunday June 24 2012 at 18:18
well this moaners not have to watch it stay inside what i want to know if dorothy hyman is carry the touch why not set off from from the stadium this was named after her and she also came from cudworth.
 

Reply Posted by Guest on Monday June 25 2012 at 06:54
This guy is a proper arz wipe
Numpties like you that are turning society into a shithole 
Anything that raises the profile of the town is a good thing or would you rather nobody take an interest in barnsley and it goes down the pan again like after the pit closure 
Dimwit

Reply Posted by sensis on Monday June 25 2012 at 08:00
This is an event that may never again be seen in our lifetime, especially not in Barnsley. I am proud to be taking part in history.

Reply Posted by Tonyheath1 on Monday June 25 2012 at 08:31
y int thay a party in barnsley like thay is in sheffield 4 it all
 

Reply Posted by Tonyheath1 on Monday June 25 2012 at 08:31
y int thay a party in barnsley like thay is in sheffield 4 it all
 

Reply Posted by Emmie_kinz on Monday June 25 2012 at 09:03
The Olympics have not been in the UK since 1948. We may not see them again for another 50 something years... Why not just enjoy being a part of something, without whinging about it?

Reply Posted by Lcgm123 on Monday June 25 2012 at 09:54
Could you tell me will the torch go on Sheffield road Hoyland. To get to Chapeltown.

Reply Posted by M_2_5_jay on Monday June 25 2012 at 10:09
well I'm going to see it and i work, i didn't need time off, some of us get the odd day off work. It's called Shifts.....

Reply Posted by Gaynor-75 on Monday June 25 2012 at 10:21
Erm, im not a scrounger Thankyou! I work nights so fortunate I may be, but scrounger I am not!! Oh and what are they spose to do, blow the torch out when it gets to yorkshire n wait a whole 5 days til its saturday again just to suit the folk of Barnsley!! PMSL,

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