Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

STV lay-by closure from Mon 8 May to Fri 16 June


📥  Planned road works, Public transport

Improvements to the lay-by located to the front of the STV (Sports Training Village) will commence on Monday, 8 May.

The lay-by will be closed to all traffic up to and including Friday, 16 June 2017. As a result, the 20A/20C bus service will now arrive at/depart from the main Arrival Square.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and assure you that we will endeavour to return the lay-by to normal service as quickly as possible.

Should you have any queries please contact the Department of Estates Helpdesk via email on


Changes to Swindon, Bristol, Didcot Parkway and Chippenham rail services: 27-29 May and 10-11 June

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📥  Public transport, Travel Update

Network Rail will be undertaking work in the Swindon area to prepare for their new trains which enter service later this year. As a result of this, train services through Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Chippenham and Bristol Parkway will be amended.

High speed services between London, Bristol and South Wales will be diverted and rail replacement buses will replace trains on routes through Swindon.

More information can be found here


Part closure of East car park for Help For Heroes Invictus Trials weekend, 7–9 April

📥  Car parking on campus

Due to the forthcoming Invictus Trials, the centre eight rows of the East car park will be closed off and reserved for disabled athletes this weekend (7–9 April).

The rows affected are general Permit holder bays between the entrance of the East Building and the centre coach bays, please see the plan below.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

East Car Park Plan for Invictus 2017


Bath Spa train station weekend closures 8-9, 14-17 & 22-23 April

📥  Public transport, Travel Update

This Easter (8-23 April) Network Rail will be undertaking rail improvement work in the Bath area  impacting on the ability of GWR to operate the usual train service.

Network Rail will widen the platforms at Bath as part of the ongoing infrastructure works linked to the introduction of GWR’s new IET trains and electrification.

On the weekends of 8-9, 14-17 and 22-23 April Bath Spa will be closed.

There will be no trains between Bristol and Bath, Chippenham and Bath or Trowbridge and Bath.

Throughout the weekends buses will replace trains between Bath and Chippenham, Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Frome. Stopping buses will serve Freshford and Westwood (for Avoncliff), Oldfield Park and Keynsham. A Castle Cary to Bristol service will also run to connect in/out of Weymouth line services which start/terminate at Westbury.

During the working week (April 10-13 and 18-21) only one platform will be available to run trains so a revised train service will operate with trains between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington via Bath and Chippenham will operating every hour.

Great Western Railway urge all customers to check travel arrangements by visiting and consider travelling on the Fridays and Mondays.

Information is available at all stations and on all journey planners.


East car park partial closure: 22 March

📥  Car parking on campus

The BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) 'Big Wednesday' event is taking place at the STV on Wednesday 22 March.

There are 52 fixtures arranged for the culmination of the BUCS year and in order to facilitate parking for visitors the rear of the main East car park will be closed off from 10.00pm on Tuesday 21 March until 6.00pm Wednesday 22 March.

See plan below and area affected marked by the red box.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



East car park closure: 16 March

📥  Uncategorized

The Bath Taps into Science event is taking place on campus on Friday 17 March.

Around 1,200 school children will be visiting and in order to facilitate parking for the visiting schools the rear of the main East car park will be closed off from 8.00pm on Thursday 16 March until 6.00pm Friday 17 March.

See plan below and area affected marked by the red box.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.




Disruption to road leading to rear of 4W: Fri 17 Mar

📥  Planned road works

BT Openreach will be doing some cabling works on Friday 17 March. These works will impact on traffic movements between 2 South and 3 South.

There will be traffic management in place and for the majority of the day there will be access.

Please see the plan below for where will be affected. The disruption should only last the one day.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



Quick actions stop major incident on campus

📥  Road closures on campus

A major incident with a bus full of school children was avoided this morning, thanks to the quick actions of the bus driver, our Security team and the Fire and Rescue Service.

The bus was carrying children from Ralph Allen School children to the University on Convocation Avenue when the driver noticed the smell of burning.

He safely evacuated all the children and a member of the SU notified the Security who despatched six of the team, coordinated by colleagues in the control room.

The team closed the road and diverted traffic before taking the children to The Edge for their safety and giving some a lift back to school.

Fire-on-Convocation-avenueThe road remained closed for 40 minutes as the Fire and Rescue Service controlled the fire and allowed the vehicle to cool down.

All the children have now been safely collected by the school.

Brian Schofield, Head of Security Services, said “This was a great example of how staff training and experience allows the team to rapidly respond to incidents assisting the professional services to carry out their tasks and returning the University to normality at the earliest opportunity; apologies for any inconvenience to staff and student.”