Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

B3110 Midford Road closed until 18 September

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📥  Road closures

UPDATE 17/9: Midford road is now re-open, as work has been completed ahead of schedule

Midford Road is closed due to bridge maintenance work near Old Midford Road. There is a diversion in place via the A36 and local routes.

First Bus service 267 will divert from Bath Bus Station via the A36 Warminster Road, left into Branch Road resuming its normal route at Hinton Charterhouse.

 

Parking changes while we host Australia for Rugby World Cup

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📥  Car parking on campus

In preparation for hosting the Australian national rugby team, parking on The Avenue will be suspended from 9 to 28 September 2015.

Please do not to park in the Cats and Dogs home during this time, or indeed at any time.

For more details see please see:
http://www.teambath.com/2014/08/26/university-to-host-australia-for-rugby-world-cup-2015/

 

Partial closure of East Car Park: 4 to 7 September

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📥  Car parking on campus

The University of Bath will be hosting participants of the Ride Across Britain cycling event between Saturday 5 and Monday 7 September 2015.

As a result the eastern-most section of the East Car Park (beyond the coach bays, purple in below image) and the whole of the East Extension Car Park (green in below image) will be closed at 8pm on Friday 4th September for use by event personnel.

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The East Car Park will fully reopen at 10.30am on Monday 7th September and the East Extension Car Park will reopen later that day at 1pm.

Please remove any vehicles from these parking areas prior to the closures.

 

Travel Update w/c 17 August

📥  Uncategorized

It’s our next travel update, looking ahead to the week commencing Monday 17 August.

If you know of any travel disruption, please email comms@bath.ac.uk and we will include it in the blog.

 

Closure of East Extension Car Park: 16 - 24 Aug

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📥  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.

 

Termination of 18B bus service

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📥  Public transport

Bugler Coaches have informed us that its 18B bus service to campus will end prior to the start of Semester 1.

Bugler Coaches Ltd will provide refunds for any unused multiple journey tickets.

Please post any multiple journey tickets to the Bugler Coaches office accompanied by your contact details for a refund:

Bugler Coaches Ltd
Tyne Coach Depot
Stowey  Road
Clutton
Bristol
BS39 5TG

 

Electrification work on train lines begins on Saturday 18 July

  

📥  Public transport

This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

To sum up:

  • between 18 to 31 July: There will be a reduction in services between Bath and Chippenham and journeys via Melksham.
  • between 1 August to 31 August: The railway between Chippenham and Bath and Trowbridge to Bath will be closed.

Further details on exactly how this will affect your commute, and what actions are being taken, can be found here.

Cyclists using the railway lines can find information here.

 

Roadworks.org daily email alert

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📥  Planned road works, Road closures

Sign up for Roadworks.org email alerts for:

  • closures
  • diversions
  • traffic restrictions
  • roadworks and more...

Covering a patch as large as all the different areas that you wonderful members of staff travel-in from on a daily basis can prove to be quite a challenge.

The Comms Mystic Meg ball (which we don't have) needs to be able to zone into a Matrix style world where we can see all the day's heavy traffic, random roadworks which pop up, the traffic lights not working, Mr Farmer's sheep which are blocking the A46 (OK we exaggerate) and more, in order to keep you fully updated with why you may not make that 8.30am meeting.

However we're pleased to announce that we have found a solution!

Roadworks.org provides email traffic alerts, for any area you select.

It's really simple to use, click on the link above, search for the area you want to display in the top right search bar, and then (as below) choose to receive email alerts. You can select to receive a variety of things, and you can receive the alerts daily. You can also pop on the website before you leave to/from work to see the live traffic .

Give it a go and let us know what you think and remember to keep us informed of anything major popping up which may affect others' journey.

 

roadworks org

 

Trains to terminate at Bristol TM, on Gloucester line, during August

  

📥  Public transport

This summer vast amounts of works are ongoing to improve, and electrify the Great Western Railway line.

This will cause some disruption to the services on offer.

The latest news is:

  • For those of you who use the Great Malvern / Gloucester to Keynsham / Bath local service, please note that services between Gloucester/Cam & Dursley and Keynsham/Bath will be virtually running normally during the period July 18th – 31st 2015.
  • During August there will be a normal service with some minor re-timings on the Gloucester line but trains will terminate at Bristol Temple Mead (TM). Change will be necessary for three trains an hour to Bath (two fast and one stopper per hour between Bristol TM and Bath) and only one train per hour calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.

More information can be found here.