Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

East Extension car park closed 3 to 5 November

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📥  Car parking on campus

The Sports Training Village are hosting the annual Strength and Depth event on the weekend of the 4 & 5 November 2017.

The event will require the sole use of the East Extension car park (as per red boxed area on the plan below), which will be closed from 7pm on Friday 3 November 2017 until 6pm on  Sunday 5 November 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Changes to rail services during October and November

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📥  Public transport

To prepare for the new Intercity Express Trains, Network Rail need to test the overhead wires in the Reading area which will affect some nearby services.

Replacement buses will run on all routes through Reading, and some long-distance trains will be diverted resulting in longer journey times.

Trains will run on the following routes:

  • Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot Parkway/Oxford
  • Newbury to Exeter and mainline stations in Devon and Cornwall
  • Theale to Newbury/Bedwyn
  • Didcot Parkway to Oxford and stations to Worcester
  • London Paddington to Maidenhead

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Reading to Maidenhead
  • Reading to Reading West, Theale, Newbury
  • Reading to Tilehurst, Pangbourne, Goring & Streatley, Cholsey, Didcot Parkway
  • Reading to Reading West, Mortimer, Bramley, Basingstoke
  • Slough to Newbury
  • Maidenhead to Twyford
  • Twyford to Wargrave, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames
  • There is also work taking place between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff on these dates.

If you’re planning to travel between London and South Wales, please check your journey carefully.

 

G car park closed 5-6 October

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📥  Car parking on campus

On Friday 6 October the annual Schools Biathlon will be held at the Sports Training Village and, as in previous years, the organisers will have sole use of the G car park. This means that G car park (seen below) will be closed from 10pm on Thursday 5 October to 6pm on Friday 6 October.

We apologise for an inconvenience caused.

 

East Car Park closed from Friday 8 to Monday 11 September

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📥  Cycling

The annual Ride Across Britain event is taking place again this year from Saturday 9 September to Sunday 17 September 2017.

We are expecting approximately 900 cyclists to stay on campus overnight on the night of Sunday 10 September until Monday 11 September. In order to facilitate their equipment they are being provided with exclusive use of the rear of the East car park and the entire East extension car park.

To ensure that the car parks will be sufficiently clear they will be closed from 10pm on Friday 8 September 2017 until the afternoon of Monday 11 September 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Temporary closure of East extension car park from 11 August to 13 August

  

📥  Car parking on campus

On Sunday 13 August 2017 the Action Medical Research Charity will be undertaking a London to Bath (and return) cycle ride and will be using the East Extension car park as a refreshment stop and turn around point for 350 cyclists.

The nominated refreshment point will be the East extension car park, which as a consequence will be closed from 8pm on Friday 11 August 2017 until 6pm on Sunday 13 August 2017 (please see below plan with red square indicating closed off area). Apologies for any inconvenience caused to our usual car park users.

 

Widcombe Hill to close: 24 - 28 Jul

📥  Uncategorized

Wessex Water will be carrying out essential sewerage works on Widcombe Hill (outside Walden Lodge) from 24 July 2017 for approximately five days.

This will involve closing the road to all through traffic; restricted access will be maintained for residents only.

The alternative route via Prior Park Road and Bathwick Hill will be clearly signposted, making these roads busier than usual.

If you have any queries, please contact Wessex Water customer services team on 0345 600 4 600.

 

Rail service disruptions in July

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📥  Public transport, Travel Update

Work to widen the platforms at Bath Spa has now been successfully completed and Network Rail have moved on to work on the track around Swindon and Chippenham. This work will cause disruption from Saturday 8 July through Sunday 16 July. Services between London and Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted and there will be a reduced service for Swindon and Bath Spa during this period.

Changes to services - Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Sunday 16 July

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads - two High Speed Trains an hour in each direction

  • One calling at Reading, Didcot Parkway and Swindon
  • One calling at Reading and Bath Spa

Replacement buses

Replacement buses will run between Bath Spa and Swindon via Chippenham as well as on the TransWilts line. Trains will continue to run between Trowbridge and Westbury.

 

Changes to services - Monday 10 July to Saturday 15 July

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads - two High Speed Trains an hour in each direction

  • One calling at Reading, Didcot Parkway and Swindon
  • One calling at Reading and Bath Spa

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Chippenham

  • One train an hour in each direction

Between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham

  • Trains will start and terminate at Chippenham

Replacement buses

Replacement buses will run between Swindon and Chippenham.

 

Changes to nearby rail services

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📥  Public transport

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the railway through tunnels between Bristol Parkway and Swindon.

They are also building a new platform at Bristol Parkway station, making everything ready for the new Intercity Express Trains in autumn 2017.

Services in the area will be amended, and some journeys will be extended. Buses will replace trains on some routes.
Bristol Parkway upgrade: 19 August - 15 September

19 August - 1 September

  • High speed services only affected
  • High speed services will call at Patchway, instead of Bristol Parkway – except for at peak times
  • Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Patchway

2 September - 15 September

  • High speed and local services affected
  • High speed services will call at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway – except for at peak times
  • replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Patchway
  • local services between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood will be replaced by buses
  • trains will continue to run between Yate and Gloucester, and Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads
  • CrossCountry trains will be diverted; and call at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway

Cardiff Central electrification work: 26 - 28 August

  • There will be no trains between Newport and Cardiff; with replacement buses running instead
  • Services will continue to run between Swansea and Cardiff; with eastbound trains starting from Newport
  • London services will be diverted, and call at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway for further upgrade work
  • The work in Cardiff is part of Network Rail’s programme to lower the track in the area ahead of installing overhead wires by late 2018.

Severn Tunnel and Cardiff preparatory works: weekends of 23 September - 29 October

23 - 24 September, 30 September - 1 October
7 - 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 22 and 28 - 29 October
Over these weekends, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

  • High speed services will start and end at Newport; and run non-stop between Swindon
  • A shuttle service will run between Swansea and Cardiff
  • Services to and from Portsmouth Harbour and Taunton will start and end at Bristol Parkway
  • Buses will run between Cardiff, Newport and Bristol Parkway

Bristol Parkway platform works: weekends of 4 - 19 November

4 - 5, 11 - 12, and 18 - 19 November
Over these weekends Network Rail will be carrying out work on the new platform at Bristol Parkway.

  • High speed services will call at Patchway, instead of Bristol Parkway
  • Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Patchway
  • Local services between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood will be replaced by buses
  • Trains will continue to run between Yate and Gloucester, and Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads
  • CrossCountry trains will be diverted; and will call at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway

 

Increased carpark traffic on July 5

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📥  Car parking on campus

There will be increased traffic on campus on Wednesday 5 July. Graduation events are being held on the Chancellor’s Building green and in the centre of Bath with many parents expected to arrive on campus before taking buses into the city centre.

On the same day the University is also hosting the Westport event which will see around 70 coaches and mini buses on campus to drop off the 1,400 children and associated staff. School children and staff will be dropped off at the top of the East Carpark at around 9.15am and then picked up at around 4pm. The Lacrosse pitch on the West of the Campus has been allocated for additional parking to ease congestion.

The security staff will be bringing in additional staff to manage events on and off campus.