Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

West car park access, Friday 22 April

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📥  Car parking on campus

The roadway by the 10 West entrance is being resurfaced on Friday 22 April from 7am - 5pm. During this time the pedestrian route from the car park to the University will be diverted via the 10W steps and along past 8W. An accessible route avoiding the steps will be signposted.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Update: Parking on campus during Departmental Open Days


📥  Car parking on campus

April is the final month in which we are holding Departmental Open Days on campus. They are on the following days:

  • Wednesday 6 (six departments)
  • Thursday 7 (two departments)
  • Wednesday 13 (five departments)
  • Thursday 14 (one department)
  • Wednesday 20 (five departments)

Please be aware that on the dates with more departments participating parking on campus may become challenging.

Read the original post on Departmental Open Days creating substantial extra demand for parking.


Bristol and Bath Rail closure 2-10 April: updated information

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📥  Public transport

A full closure of the railway between Bath and Bristol is planned between Saturday 2 and Sunday 10 April 2016. Keynsham and Oldfield Park stations will be closed and rail services suspended. During the closure period rail replacement services will be provided by Great Western Railway.

We have received the following information from our Transport Manager:

  • All rail replacement buses will leave from bay 15 and 16 inside the bus station. When station is closed buses will leave from directly in front the station.
  • No bikes (except fold up) or dogs will be allowed (except guide dogs).
  • The buses will not run to meet connections, but there will be approximately five per hour.
  • One bus per hour will stop at Oldfield Park and Keynsham.
  • Journeys time off-peak will be 40 minutes and 50 minutes at peak times.  It will take 10 extra minutes if stopping at Oldfield Park and Keynsham.
  • There will be revenue protection officers at each end of the journey, please allow time as a valid ticket will be required .
  • There will be customer service assistants at all stations throughout the disruption to help with any questions.

For more information download the Network Rail Bath newsletter or visit the Network Rail BANES website.


Road closures outside the University, 7 Mar - 1 Apr

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📥  Road closures

A section of the road between Bathwick Hill and Claverton Down Road (Oakley, Copesland and Woodland Place) will be closed Monday 7 March until Friday 1 April to allow for a zebra crossing to be installed.

The council documentation says: "The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works."

There is a diversion in place via Widcombe Hill.