Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

Posts By: Gill Smith

Widcombe Hill to close: 24 - 28 Jul

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Wessex Water will be carrying out essential sewerage works on Widcombe Hill (outside Walden Lodge) from 24 July 2017 for approximately five days.

This will involve closing the road to all through traffic; restricted access will be maintained for residents only.

The alternative route via Prior Park Road and Bathwick Hill will be clearly signposted, making these roads busier than usual.

If you have any queries, please contact Wessex Water customer services team on 0345 600 4 600.


‘G’ car park closure: from 10pm on Thu 6 Oct

📥  Car parking on campus

On Friday 7 October 2016 the annual Schools Biathlon Event is being held at the STV.

The event requires the full use of ‘G’ car park for the day.

Security will be closing ‘G’ car park from 10pm on 6 October 2016 and it will remain out of use until 6pm on 7 October 2016.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Travel update


📥  Cycling, Planned road works, Public transport, Road closures, Travel Update

Our latest travel update looking at the weeks ahead:


If you know of any travel disruption please email and we will include it in the blog.


New arrival in Arrivals Square


📥  Public transport

The new Arrivals Square building is now complete and in operation.

The expansion and extensive refurbishment has created a new welcome point, staffed by Steve King, the University’s Transport Manager, where you can tap into his detailed knowledge of local bus and train services, including up to date arrival and departure times.


Steve King, the University’s Transport Manager, has detailed knowledge of local bus and train services

Alongside Steve are three new digital displays which show the scheduled arrival time of every campus bus.

90% of the U1 service now has GPS locators and the 20 service is fully equipped, with the U18, X18 and U10 currently upgrading, so the displays can continually update with the most accurate arrival times.

The building also boasts new washrooms, with a parent and baby room and disabled accessible facility alongside a standard washroom, all of which are unisex.

Steve will be available 8am to 6:30pm every weekday, except Tuesday and Wednesday when it is 2:30-6:30pm, so pop over to see him in his new home and get the very latest local travel news in person.

Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation), said: “It’s great to see further development of the travel services to campus to complement the increased frequency of buses and 24/7 service on the U1.

“Travelling between campus and the City has dramatically improved, thanks to a lot of hard work by colleagues and our former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kevin Edge.

“This is particularly important as we increase our presence at Manvers Street, and something I can appreciate personally as a regular bus user.”


Change of access to temporary car parking next to 10 West


📥  Car parking on campus

The new 10 West project is on track for completion in April 2016, providing a purpose built facility for the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Policy Research.

The phase of finishing works involves the reinstatement of car parking spaces in front of the building and making the final service connections.

To enable this, access to the temporary car parking spaces next to the site has changed.

The new access route is via the south side of the campus and regular users of these temporary parking facilities should consider planning their journey to use the Norwood Avenue entrance if at all possible.

Access to the West car park itself is not affected.

The lacrosse pitch has been moved slightly to the west of the current location and the fence extended on the east side.

More parking spaces in the West car park will be made available as 10 West progresses.

The University apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Closure of East Extension Car Park: 16 - 24 Aug


📥  Car parking on campus

The University of Bath will be hosting the prestigious Modern Pentathlon European Championships 2015 on campus Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 August 2015.

As a result the East Extension Car Park (highlighted in green on map below) will be closed Sunday 16 - Monday 24 August (inclusive) when the car park will be used by event personnel.

Please remove any vehicles from the car park by 7pm on Saturday 15 August.

The East Extension Car park (highlighted in green)

The East Extension Car park (highlighted in green)

The closure will mean a loss of 200 pay and display (P&D)/permit bays; members of the public will also be visiting campus to view the championships, so staff should be prepared for some minor disruption during this period.


Second phase of Network Rail works begins on Sat 1 Aug


📥  Public transport

As previously mentioned, this summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the  Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in and around Bath.

The work, which began on 18 July, is being carried out in two phases - the second of which begins on Saturday 1 August.

The affect it has on rail users is:

  • All lines to the east of Bath (including Trowbridge/Bradford line) will be closed. This is in addition to the continuing work between Chippenham and Bath Spa.
  • All services to/from Bath Spa will run from the west.
  • Replacement coach/bus services will serve stations to the east.

For details of the service alterations during the two phases please click here.