Manchester Safety Travel

Planning your journey to campus

There are some extra things to consider when travelling to campus because of Coronavirus restrictions, so more than ever it’s important to plan ahead and stay safe. 

Walking to campus 

The simplest form of travel is often overlooked and undervalued – walking is free, good for your health, good for the environment and a great way to enjoy the outdoors! 

Walking is a safe and easy option for getting to campus, and you’ll find that most of our accommodation is in walking distance. Try using walk it or Google Maps to plan your journey.

Fallowfield: 30-35 minutes

City Centre: 25-30 minutes 

Main to North campus: 20 minutes 

Cycling to campus

Cycling is a great option if you’re living in Fallowfield or the city centre, and the new ‘Dutch-style’ cycle lanes have been put in to make it safer for cyclists to get around the city. We have a number of cycling resources to help get you started, from finding a second hand bike to training and discounted bike locks. 

If you are cycling to campus there are a number of cycle stands (open and covered) available for you to secure your bike and locations for these can be found on the cycle shelter map.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) provide a vast amount of information on cycling too, which can be found on the TfGM cycling website.

Getting public transport 

If you need to use public transport please read the latest Government guidance on planning your journey and precautions to take. As of 15 June it is the law that you must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport in England, unless you are exempt for health reasons. A face covering is a covering of any type that covers your nose and mouth. 

The University is well connected by buses in Manchester, and the Magic 174 bus provides free travel on the 147 bus between north and south campus from specific stops only – just show your student card when you board. 

You can check with your transport operator for the latest travel advice on your route. Some operators, such as Stagecoach, are providing live updates on available capacity via their app and National Rail is also providing online advice.

***Toilets will be available to use within buildings on campus that are open, however changing rooms and showers will be opening on a building-by-building basis and we can’t guarantee they’ll be available. It is therefore worth considering how you will freshen up if you need to when walking, running or cycling to campus. 

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