The University is launching the first park-and-ride in the town for University staff, students and visitors, as well as some County Council staff. Located at Sixfields, Edgar Mobbs Way NN5 5JR, to the west of the town the park and ride will commence on Sunday 5th August.
The University has been working with Northampton Borough and County Councils for some time with the aim of securing a location for a second park and ride to the East of the town. We hope to be able to provide further information swiftly.
Parking will be free with payment required for the park and ride bus only – operated by Uno – at a fare of £1 for a daily return for students and staff (Monday – Friday).
The Park and Ride buses will provide free Wi-Fi, and will run every 10 minutes to Waterside to provide quick reliable bus travel to the University campus.
If you are studying at Avenue you can utilise the park and ride service at Sixfields by taking the bus to either the rail station or Waterside and then using the free intercampus bus to Avenue (board at Sol Central or Waterside). Alternatively, you can choose to bring your vehicle to Avenue instead and pay to park on site. For details on parking at Avenue visit the car parking pages. (Please note: this parking is available because students are unable to get a direct bus from the park and ride at Sixfields to the Avenue Campus currently).
Sixfields Park and Ride
Opens: Sunday 5th August 2018.
Location: Claret Car Park and the Saints Car Park, Edgar Mobbs Way, Sixfields, NN5 5JR.
Number of parking spaces: approximately 1500.
Open to: University staff, students and visitors. (Also open to NCC staff, different charges may apply).
Cost: park for free & ride the bus for £1 return.
Payment: pay on bus, contactless, Uno app or buy a monthly pass.
Frequency (peak time): every 10 minutes Monday – Friday, every 15 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.
Route: west – east shuttle service including the rail station, town centre and Waterside (please note the route amendment on weekends). There will be a route to link to Avenue that will require a change at Waterside or the rail station (Waterside or Sol Central pick up on the new 20 service (free intercampus bus) Monday – Friday).
Opening hours: 5.30am – 10:30pm, Monday – Sunday.
Full security: on-site security and CCTV system.
Ultramodern buses: luxurious interiors, free Wi-Fi, USB charging at every seat and low emissions.
Real time information: see when your next bus is going to arrive.
Services will be reviewed at regular intervals and are subject to change (Accurate at time of publication: June 2018).