|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||St Pancras (TQ301829)|
|Via:||Goods Way, Pancras Road, St Pancras Way/ College Street|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Meets:||A501, B512, A503, A400|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5202 is a short A-road in central London.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A501 Euston Road. It heads north along Pancras Road, with St Pancras station on the left and King's Cross on the right. A signalised crossroads is soon reached where the road turns left to pass under the platforms of the former, then right at the next set of lights to continue on Pancras Road. From here, incidentally, the quickest way back to the A501 is directly south along the one-way Midland Road between the station and the British Library.
The A5202 heads north to St Pancras Hospital, where the road splits - and both directions have to TOTSO. Northbound traffic follows Royal College Street and southbound traffic the longer St Pancras Way. Both sides cross the Regents Canal, the North London Line and the A503. The northbound route is the original A5202.
Soon after the two halves rejoin, the A5202 ends on the A400 by St Andrew's Orthodox Cathedral.
Although the A5202 now starts in the same place it always has, heading north along Pancras Road from the A501, it was diverted when that road was closed for the construction of St Pancras International station to run east along Goods Way to the A5200 York Way. After the building work was completed the road was routed back, although part of Pancras Road was diverted by the building works, hence the zigzag in the current route.