Sunday, February 19, 2006

Free travel between campus areas on Oxford Road Link

Note to self:
From Monday 20 February 2006, staff and students at The University of Manchester will travel free of charge between the Sackville Street and the Oxford Road areas of the campus on the Oxford Road Link 147 bus service on production of a valid University staff or student card. A single journey outside this zone will cost a flat fare of 50p and a Day Saver giving unlimited travel along the route will cost £1. With more frequent services and an extended route, the new state-of-the-art buses are replacing the fleet of University minibuses as the official shuttle service between the two campus areas.

The extended Oxford Road Link will run every ten minutes from 7.15am to 6.51pm, Monday to Friday. The service will start at Bus Stop C on Fairfield Street, near Piccadilly Rail Station, and will call at The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Dental Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital, A&E and Manchester Royal Infirmary. The Link will continue to pick up at Travis Street Car Park until the University ceases to use it.

The current minibus service will run alongside the extended 147 service for a short period after 20 February 2006, to allow users to adjust to the new arrangements. The University will retain one minibus vehicle adapted for disabled access to pick up from Travis Street at 7am and provide a late service between the Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas after 7pm, Monday to Friday, although this will be kept under review. There are currently no plans to extend either the 147 or the minibus operation to weekends.

You can access the Oxford Road Link information leaflet and timetable on the following web page:
http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/travelplan/oxfordrdlink/

References: http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/travelplan/oxfordrdlink/ ,
Tags: Manchester, Oxford Road, Bus, Shuttle, Free, Travel,

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