Swindon Travel

  • Transport

    Oxford Brookes University is committed to promotion of sustainability, reducing the impacts of carbon emissions and making a ‘net positive’ impact on society and the environment. Further detail on wider sustainability initiatives can be found at:

    www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/sustainability

    Walking and cycling

    A full cycle map of Swindon is available at:

    www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/cycle

    Cycle parking racks and secure bike storage are available on site. Please contact Caroline Robertson in the site office (JOF - JOF.G.02) at Swindon for further details.

    Bus travel

    The nearest bus stop to the site is located about 10 minutes walk from the site on Westlea Drive. A number of services use this stop. The 1/1A service between Fleming Way and the town centre operates with a 10 minutes frequency. In addition, the number 19 service operates a half hourly service. In total this bus stop 9 buses an hour provide a service from this stop to the town centre. Another bus stop is located on Paddington Drive, 900 metres east of the site.

    www.thamesdown-transport.co.uk

    For information on wider bus services operating to Swindon please use the following websites to get relevant travel information:

    www.traveline.info

    www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/bus

    For Swindon Bus timetables and route maps, visit:

    www.swindonbus.info - timetables

    www.swindonbus.info - Swindon route maps

    Train travel

    The nearest railway station to the site is Swindon located 3.3 km away. It is managed by First Great Western and provides frequent services to Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath, Didcot, Reading, London and Cheltenham Spa. The railway station is located 200 meters from the bus station which means that Delta 900 has an excellent connection to the railway station.

    Oxford Brookes Swindon Campus is approximately 50 minute walk, 30 minute bus ride and about a 10 minute taxi ride away from the Swindon Station.

    All full time students qualify for a 16-25 Young Persons Rail Card. The card gives holders a 1/3 off rail tickets. If you are an adult student you can apply for the rail card by providing signed proof that from you lecturer that you are in full time education.

    www.16-25railcard.co.uk

    Discounts on certain train travel and the price of a 16-25 Railcard are available through use of an NUS extra card available to both students and staff. See the NUS website for more details:

    www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra

    Parking

    With increased numbers of students at the Swindon Campus, parking on site is extremely limited, and the University is needing to bring in enhanced management of site based parking, using a permit system.

    Staff can apply for a parking permit here:

    www.brookes.ac.uk/travel/parking/staff-car-parking

    Students can apply for a parking permit here:

    www.brookes.ac.uk/travel/parking/student-car-parking

    Students coming from areas not well served by public transport are requested to carshare with others where possible, which will also save them travel costs. You can sign-up to the Swindon liftshare website at the following weblink to find others to share your journey to Swindon with:

    https://swindon.liftshare.com

    Please also note that should a permit be issued to you, this does not guarantee you a space, with parking available on a first come first served basis.  You are not permitted to park in other business car parks with in the Delta 900 business park. Cars at parked at owner’s own risk.