Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

Ride Across Britain event and use of East and East Extension car parks 9-12 September 2016

📥  Car parking on campus

The annual Ride Across Britain Event will be staying on campus from 11 to the 12 September 2016. This is an annual event and attracts c.600 cyclists riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

To accommodate the riders they will have sole use to the rear of the East car park and East Extension car park from 2000hr on Friday 9 September to early afternoon on Monday 12 September 2016.

As you can appreciate this will impact on parking, predominantly on the Monday morning.

East car park OSM


Severn Tunnel rail closure, September-October

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📥  Public transport

From Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2016, the Severn Tunnel will be closed to enable electrification through to Cardiff and Swansea.

The three main stations affected are Bristol Parkway, Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport.

Newport to London services will be diverted and replacement buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Alternative timetables will operate, with journeys from Newport to London taking about 35 minutes longer and Newport to Bristol 45 minutes longer.

Throughout the period the rail replacement coaches will be running between Bristol Parkway and Newport as well as Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction, with multiple coaches and standby vehicles on all peak services.

Arrival in Parkway and Newport is set to meet the majority of connections where a full train service will run.

There will be extra customer service staff at all locations with information on connections.

For more information please visit the GWR website.


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.


Parade and Underdeck closure, 20-21 August

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📥  Road closures

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August a mast is being removed from the roof of Norwood House. The open area at the East end of the parade will be closed off, and access to the SU will be via 1E or Chancellors' Building. The covered walkway outside 4E/6E/8E will still be accessible, providing a throughway from the bus stop to the West end of campus.

For full details of the works read: Closure of Underdeck plan 19-21 August 2016 [PDF]


Free electric bicycle hire

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📥  Cycling

University Security, along with support from B&NES Council, are encouraging staff and eligible students to get out of their cars and try cycling to work, with their electric cycle loan scheme. The bicycles can be borrowed for a week or two, and we hope we can change driving habits and encourage more people to make their commute greener. Find out how you can book your trial now.