Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

Bicycle security on and off campus

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📥  Cycling

Over the past few weeks there has been an increased number of cycle thefts on and off campus.

The thieves are well equipped and use bolt cutters to cut through padlocks and cables. If your bike is secured with anything other than a D-lock (also known as U-lock) there is a risk of theft, even if your bicycle is in a secure cycle shelter.

To make sure your bike is as safe as possible please use a D-lock to secure your bike, as they cannot be cut through like other types of lock. You can purchase a D-lock from the Security desk in the Library at the discounted rate of £15.

Security are working closely with the local police on this matter.

You can find more information about securely storing bicycles from the British Transport Police and Better By Bike.

 

UPDATE: Underdeck closure July - Sept 2016

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📥  Road closures

Owing to some urgent remedial building works to be undertaken above the eastbound carriageway of the Underdeck near Norwood House, a section of road will be closed

These works are starting immediately, and will take around 2 months. A diversion route will be sign posted.

UPDATE 4 August 2016: The Eastbound carriageway will be completely closed from Thursday 4th August 2016. These works have been extended to a large section of the Eastbound carriageway of the underdeck and will be in place for some weeks. Please see below road closure plan from the Department of Estates. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

underdeck closure

 

North Parade roadworks, 1 Aug – 9 Oct

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📥  Road closures

The existing bus stop on North Parade Road will be temporarily suspended and services U1 and U18 will be re-routed via Great Pulteney Street.

The road will be closed to through traffic, but there are three phases to the road closure to allow access to businesses on North Parade. Please see Travel West for more information.

Further information is also available on the BaNES website.

 

 

Heat speed restrictions on the railways

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📥  Public transport

Due to speed restrictions put in place by Network Rail between 1.30pm and 7pm Tuesday 19 July, GWR is warning customers that journeys are expected to take longer than usual.

With rail track temperatures set to exceed 50 degrees in parts of London and the Thames Valley, speed restrictions have been put in place throughout the main junctions into and out of London Paddington.

While the vast majority of services are expected to operate as timetabled, journeys may take between 10-15 minutes longer. Customers are advised to check before they travel, to drink plenty of water, and are being asked to help our staff keep a lookout for the more vulnerable making journeys today.

A GWR spokesperson said:

“With temperatures in London set to exceed 30 degrees, the effect can bring the temperature of the rails to over 50 degrees, and we have been asked by Network Rail to drive more slowly as a result.

“We will continue to keep an eye on the situation, alongside Network Rail, and keep you updated throughout the day.”

A spokesperson for Network Rail explained:

“Our modern rails are far more resistant to heat expansion and buckling than they used to be.  However, a day this hot affects even our track, so we need to restrict speeds for safety.  Full details are available on our website at networkrail.co.uk/delaysexplained.”

To be able to maintain the train timetable, the following services are expected to be cancelled:

  • All Thames Valley branch lines to remain in branch operation but with no direct London services.
  • London Paddington to Bedwyn and return services will operate between Bedwyn and Reading only
  • London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa and return will operate between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only
  • London Paddington to Oxford direct (calling Slough, Reading, Didcot and Oxford) and return services are cancelled. Passengers are advised to travel to Didcot for connecting services to Oxford.

Passengers are advised to check their specific journey before they travel.

 

East car park partial closure 5-6 July

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On Wednesday 6 July the STV is hosting a sports event which will impact on parking facilities. The rear of the East car park will be closed from 10pm on Tuesday 5 July until 6pm Wednesday 6 July in order to provide parking for visiting mini buses. See area highlighted yellow below.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

East car park photo

 

Upper Walk roadworks from Mon 27 Jun

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📥  Road closures

Due to essential repairs being undertaken as of Monday 27 June 2016 access to the Upper Walk road will no longer be possible (the road which runs past the halls of residence at the north of campus). This is due to the fact that we will be digging up the road in order to improve the ride quality for motorists/cyclists and also improve the pedestrianised areas in front of Eastwood Houses 1-34.

Traffic will now be diverted through Middle Walk which will become ‘two way traffic’ for all road users until Friday 16th September 2016. Traffic lights and associated diversion signage will be in place to help ensure that traffic flow is prioritised at peak times.

Whilst these works are essential we would like to apologise in advance for the inconvenience that these works and associated diversions will cause, and assure you that we will do everything possible to return the road network back to normal service as soon as possible

27 June