Covid-19: Return to Campus—Travel Safety Information

The University is focussed on supporting safe and supportive arrangements for travel, working closely with train and bus operators to ensure that social distancing measures, timetabling and peak time operations are managed safely. Please explore the tabs below for more details.

We are also working hard to manage our car parks effectively during this period of demand on campus.

Commuting on foot or by bike represent two of the healthiest means of travel in general, and two of the safest during this pandemic. Please check out the information  developed for staff members who choose to walk or cycle to campus.


Plan ahead

Midlands bus operators are now running a full service and trains and Metro are running with just a few less services at certain times. It is expected that all services will be operating by September.

Plan your journey with this page and check on-the-day disruptions here.

Download an app to get this info on the move. The campus map app also lets you check departures from your bus stop or the train station.

If you are travelling by train, check that social distancing is being maintained using this red-amber-green service update. You can also see how busy future services will be here.

Travel Safe

Pack your face covering and hand sanitiser before you go. Wearing face coverings is mandatory on public transport and in travel hubs, and washing or sanitising your hands at the beginning and end of your journey is strongly advised. 

All travellers must keep their distance from other people not in their household, and no-one should travel with symptoms of coronavirus.

Further details can be found here, including the extra measures taken by West Midlands travel companies, like NX West Midlands, to clean and ventilate their vehicles.


Bus travellers are strongly advised to use contactless payments, or to use the smartphone or pay as you go options detailed here.

Train travellers with West Midlands Railway can buy digital tickets and access other services using their app. For users of other other lines, National Rail Enquiries is the best place to begin purchasing a ticket in advance.

In normal times, annual season tickets can be paid for in installments via payroll. This service is currently on hold but is soon to resume.



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