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Staff at Oxford Brookes University can take advantage of a range of transport discounts and offers.
From 1 September, Oxford Brookes staff can use their University photo ID card as a flash pass for on-bus discounted fares with Oxford Bus company services, operating within the city zone and the X90 Oxford to London coach service.
ID cards must include a photo of yourself. You will just need to show your valid University photo ID card to the driver for the discounted travel fare to be honoured. Click here for further details.
BROOKESkeys are travel passes that can be used to purchase discounted trips on most Oxford buses as well as discounted return tickets to London, Heathrow, and Gatwick. For more information check the BROOKESkey webpage.
contracts of 12 months or longer are able to apply for an interest-free loan
through the University in order to cover the cost of public transport season
tickets. Repayments are deducted monthly from your salary for the period of
your pass (e.g. 12 equal payments for a yearly pass).
The maximum loan amount is £5000. To apply for a loan, download and complete the Staff Loan Form. The form needs to be signed by yourself and your line manager and sent to the Transport Desk in Lloyd Building on Gipsy Lane. You can send a hard copy through the post or scan and email the document as an attachment.
loan is covering a season bus ticket (including BROOKESbus) then the order will be
placed by the Transport Services Team and you will collect your pass from the
Transport Service Desk once it is ready.
be liable for any outstanding payments should you leave the University before
finishing the repayments. If you wish to keep the ticket, the remaining
payments will be deducted from your final salary payment. If you do not wish to
keep the card, hand it in to the Transport Services Team and we will arrange a
cancellation. A refund for the outstanding duration of the ticket may be
issued. This would be at the discretion of the bus company who issued the
loan is covering a season train ticket or bicycle then the total loan amount will
be placed in your bank account and you will need to purchase the ticket. Once
purchased, you will need to forward a copy of the receipt to Transport services.
As you will be purchasing the rail ticket or bicycle directly from the
applicable company, you will be liable for any outstanding payments should you leave the University before finishing the repayments.
Easit is a national company who promote greener travel solutions. They offer various discounted travel offers as well as a journey share scheme called easitSHARE.
BROOKES Staff can register for an easit account for free. Once registered, members are able to view a full list of travel discounts and can choose to apply for the easitCARD online and join the easitSHARE.
Further details can be found on their website www.easit.org.uk.
Some of the travel discounts offered through easit will require an easitCARD. Once you you have an easit account you can purchase and easitCARD.
The card can give a range of benefits such as:
Discounts are not limited to those listed above and may change. For full details and the online application form, please visit www.easit.org.uk
a journey share scheme managed by easit. Oxford BROOKES Staff will need to create an easit account to have access to the easitSHARE scheme.
Along with car sharing journeys, the easitSHARE will also allows members to register walk, bus, cycle or train journeys as well as car sharing options, in case they would like some company on their journey.
When you register a journey you want to share, you will be able to choose some criteria details of the type of individual that they would be comfortable sharing the journey with. You can also limit your journey to solely the easitMEMBERS at Oxford BROOKES, the Local easitOXFORD network or the full easit network. Your journey will only appear in the searches of easitMEMBERS who fulfill your criteria details.
Like other journey share schemes, searches will only show basic details for possible sharers. EasitSHARE members can inquire about possible journey shares with an individual and an automated email will be sent out from easit. This email will contain the requester's basic information and ask the individual to accept or decline the journey share offer. If accepted then the two individuals will be able to contact each other directly to discuss specific journey share details.
If guidance regarding
the scheme is required, Easit have provided Transport services with guidance
notes. Please email Transport services for further information.
also be contacted directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Just like students, staff are able to apply for an NUS Extra card and enjoy a range of discounts such as:
10% discount off Advance Cross Country train tickets (Online only at crosscountrytrains.co.uk/nus or through the app)
25% discount off National Express bus tickets
10% discount off Megabus.com tickets
Apply for your NUS card by visiting www.nus.org.uk
The Bike Doctor offers an on-campus,
while-you-wait maintenance and repair service. Labour is free - you only need
to pay for parts.
Booking isn't necessary, but should you wish to
do so, bookings can be arranged by emailing email@example.com. Please be sure to
include the time and date that you wish to book and as many details about your
bike as you can (e.g. make/model, nature of work to be done).
Gipsy Lane - Outside
the Sports Centre.
Harcourt Hill -
By the bike racks behind the bus stop.
College Close Junction (left-hand side).
Marston Road -
car park behind Main Lecture Theatre.
For dates, times, and locations please refer to
the Transport Events
In addition, we recommend inflating your tyres every 3-4 days
and cleaning your chain twice a year to remove build-ups of dirt and reduce the
risk of damage.
Staff on contracts of 18-months or more can purchase a bicycle (and accessories) tax-free through the Government's Cyclescheme. The amount is paid off monthly as a deduction from your gross salary. Bikes must be purchased from a Cyclescheme partner retailer. For full details of the scheme, please visit HR's Cyclescheme webpage.
Bikes can be hired from Oxford Rail Station. Registration costs £10 a year and bikes can be hired for £2.50 a day. More details at www.bromptonbikehire.com/docks/2624-oxford
Remember if you are member of staff travelling for work purposes, you can make a expenses claim of 20p a mile. Just fill in an expenses claim form as normal.