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If you plan to, or commute to University, here are some of our top tips to help make your journey smarter, shorter, and more affordable.
Commuting to our Manchester Campus is easy, affordable and accessible. Our Campus is close to many bus stops and only a 5-minute walk from Oxford Road train station. You can purchase discounted bus tickets using your Met Card; buy combination tickets to travel seamlessly, hopping on and off as much transport as you want to; save a third off all rail fares and use City Mapper to plan your commute.
If you’re commuting to our Cheshire Campus, there are loads of travel options available to you. The Campus is near several bus stops and only a 10 minute walk from Crewe train station. You can purchase discounted bus tickets using your Met Card; save a third off all rail fares and use City Mapper to plan your commute. You can also apply for a car-parking permit for Cheshire Campus car parks.
For more information about car parking and permits read our Car Park Policy (PDF)
As new and existing students return after the summer break, you will no doubt notice changes to Oxford Road as the transformation of the corridor continues.
Transport for Greater Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Council, have been working over the summer months to introduce sections of ‘Dutch-style’ cycle lanes, improved public spaces and a completely new road layout.
While work continues through until the end of the year, students should note that some of the changes are likely to affect the way you travel along Oxford Road, especially if you or someone you know is a car driver.
It’s worth noting that further up the corridor, the junction of Great Bridgewater Street and Oxford Street is now closed to all traffic and that closer to the University of Manchester, a permanent change means that all general traffic is now prohibited from travelling through the junction with Hathersage Road, heading towards the city centre from Rusholme. This change means that all traffic other than buses, hackney carriages, emergency vehicles and cycles are required to turn right at Hathersage Road before continuing their journey along Upper Brook Street. Supported by camera enforcement, the restriction applies 7 days-a-week between the hours of 6am and 9pm. After 9pm all road users will again be able to use the corridor.
This new restriction is referred to as a ‘bus gate’ and once the whole scheme is complete will mean that buses will have priority along Oxford Road, guaranteeing faster, more frequent and more reliable services to and from the University of Manchester and across the heart of the city centre and beyond.
The bulk of the summer work finished in early September, however, there will still be pockets of work continuing on sections of footway along the length of the corridor and so students are advised to take care when passing worksites.
We’re working closely with Transport for Greater Manchester to provide our students and staff with the latest updates on the work and we’ll continue to update you all as the work progresses.
You can find out more about the transformational changes to Oxford Road by visiting www.tfgm.com/oxfordroad.
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