Transport Team services
The Transport Team are currently working from home, during usual office opening time.
The Transport Team aims to continue operations as usual, however some services may be impacted. The information provided below aims to inform staff and students of any changes made to services during this time period.
Follow the Government requirements. Only travel if it is essential to do so.
The last shuttle for the Spring Term will stop operating at 18:15hrs Friday 27 March 2020, for any person who requires to travel for an essential reason (as described by the Government).
Summer Term service will be confirmed before the term begins.
Dr Bike and Canterbury recycled bicycle hire scheme
Following the closure of all Kent Sport facilities this service has been temporarily stopped. If you do need to return your bike then please contact Dr Bike directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07842 636597.
Provision of access to bike shelters (that require your KentOne card to be activated) will continue to be made available by Campus Security. We recommend that you contact them directly, via email@example.com or on 01227 823 300, to arrange a time that is appropriate to visit reception to have your card activated. Access to the library bike shelter only can be made via email to Transportteam@kent.ac.uk quoting the number on the back of your KentOne card.
Stagecoach Staff Bus Pass
This service will be temporarily unavailable due to there being no guarantee that a member of the Transport Team or Stagecoach staff will be available to process the request during this time period.
Issuing of Parking Permits
Permits will continue to be issued as usual, unless there is a reduction in staff available to process them. If your application for a permit has not been completed within three working days or if you have any queries then please contact the Transport Team (TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk).
Local Bus Service Providers
Bus services are not running to the usual timetable. Please plan your journey before leaving.
We work in close partnership with bus companies, including Stagecoach and Arriva. After conversing with both companies, they have confirmed that services will follow Government advice to limit non-essential travel. As a result, there will be some changes to bus timetables. These are available;
- stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus. (Canterbury) From Monday 30 March Stagecoach services are changing to a further reduced service. Uni 1 & Uni 2 buses will stop operating. Triangle Bus will continue to serve Keynes Bus Stop. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/SEcovid19
- arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus-ks (Medway) From Monday 30 March Arriva services are changing to a further reduced service. Number 1 & Number 2 continue to operate https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus/important-service-information---kent-and-surrey/
Please also note that service disruptions may be unavoidable during this time period, for instance if replacement drivers or vehicles are required. Any updates will continue to be tweeted out by the companies to inform all passengers about any reduction in services.
Local Train provider South East Rail
Southeastern operates services across the region, including key commuter lines to and from London. The train company has introduced a reduced timetable to continue services for essential travel and support efforts of delaying spread of COVID-19 (southeasternrailway.co.uk/help-and-contact/get-in-touch/coronavirus-travel-advice).
The Transport Team ask that we all remember when travelling to follow public health advice. This includes everyone washing their hands regularly and to catch it, bin it, kill it when coughing or sneezing.
For more information on University of Kent COVID-19 business continuity visit https://www.kent.ac.uk/coronavirus. The University continues to monitor the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Public Health England (PHE), the British Council and World Health Organisation (WHO).
Canterbury Campus Roads
Giles Lane: Will be closed between the junctions with St Thomas Hill and Woodland Way 2nd April 2020 for up to 14 days for works to install a new electrical cable by UK Power Networks. Transport Team have been informed that access will be available only. Update 1st April 2020 - This road closure has been postponed.
Stagecoach M2 service
The entire M2 Stagecoach Express route will cease to operate from 28 March.