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******Important Coronavirus Travel Update******

From the 1st April NHS workers and University of Cambridge card holders with an essential worker letter will be able to travel for free on the Universal service. NHS workers will need to provide a valid NHS ID card and University staff will need to provide a University ID card and their essential worker letter.

The Universal services will continue as normal at a 15 minute frequency Monday to Friday. Weekend services will now serve the Cambridge Biomedical Campus with a 20 minute frequency on Saturdays and 30 minute frequency on Sundays, with earlier start times from 6.35am. The full timetable can be downloaded here: https://www.go-whippet.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200330-Universal-tt.pdf

The Universal bus stop on the main drive at CBC is now closed to allow for safer ambulance access to A&E; the stop by the Rosie and all other stops remain open.

Whippet have put a number of measures in place to help keep staff and passengers safer while travelling including additional deep cleaning and frequent cleaning of high touch areas. Some seats on the buses have been designated as not for seating to allow for social distancing, these include the seats behind the driver and every other pair of seats down the bus. This means all passengers can sit 2m apart. Drivers have been issued with gloves and hand sanitiser; masks have been made available to them on request.

We would also like to remind you that Whippet have the ability to accept contactless card payments on all buses, as well as mobile tickets purchased through the Whippet mobile app. While Whippet are still accepting cash payments contactless options are a lower risk alternative for passengers and the driver.

Stagecoach have further revised timetables in place from Sunday 5 April 2020; these temporary timetables will operate across Cambridgeshire until further notice.

Full timetables can be found at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/east-covid19-service-changes

Stagecoach also have an FAQ page which can be found at: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus#FAQs

If you have any comments about the revised timetables then you can send them to Stagecoach using the form located here: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/50SA-37J/covid19-east-temp-timetable-feedback

The National Rail website gives information about the temporary timetables operating as of Monday 23 March. Early morning and late evening services are being protected wherever possible to support those doing shift work.

Timetables can be found at: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/today.aspx

More information can be found at: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/coronavirus.aspx

The Campus Cycle Hub at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus remains open to provide full repair and servicing needs for all cyclists on the Campus. They also have reconditioned second-hand bikes for sale to staff that would like to switch to cycling for their commutes as well as some bikes available for staff to borrow should they need them, plus CUH e-bikes for official duties. To book a service or for any enquiries, call 07747 591744.


Travel for work and study at the Univeristy of Cambridge

Every day a high number of journeys into and around Cambridge are made by staff, students and visitors. The University’s sites are dispersed across the city and many of us have to travel between sites during the working day. The University wants to support sustainable modes of transport and to encourage staff to reduce the number of car journeys into Cambridge in order to improve congestion and minimise our environmental impact from transport. On these pages you can find out:

  • Information about getting into and around Cambridge
  • What the University is doing to minimise the our environmental footprint from transport and improve air quality in Cambridge
  • What the University is doing to support travel to and between the University sites for all staff, students and visitors

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Site travel guides

Use the maps below to find the easiest way to travel to work and between the major University sites.

Downing     CBC       West Cambridge

Downing                                Cambridge Biomedical Campus  West Cambridge

Madingley Rise     Sidgwick site     Old Addenbrookes/Mill Lane 

Madingley Rise                       Sidgwick                                Old Addenbrookes/Mill Lane