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Transport Information for students attending Writtle University College

Writtle University College is situated two miles from the city centre of Chelmsford and just a few minutes walk from the main bus route through Writtle village.

Travel Schemes - 2020/2021

There are several transport options for students attending Writtle University College.

Listed below are details of WUC's minibus service, travel assistance schemes and public transport discounts. Each student should research their own individual transport requirements and select the most cost effective transport service that meets their requirements.

Writtle University College Transport Services

Currently Writtle University College provides a transport scheme in some areas that is a direct alternative to public transport and are charged at a different rate.

The fee for the Writtle University College Minibus Service is £900.00 for the academic year 2020/21, which is split into three payments. £300.00 is payable on booking, second payment of £300.00 payable by the 27 November 2020 and the balance of £300.00 payable by 01 March 2021. This fee has been revised to take into account the blended curriculum that will be in operation during the 2020-21 academic year. This fee will cover all students that wish to travel from 2-5 days. This is a set fee for travel on the WUC route services for the academic year.

This service is available to students who only wish to travel one day per week depending on availability at a standard fare. Please contact the Transport Department at the end of September 2020 for availability of one day a week travel.

Writtle University College Minibus Service locations covered are:

  • Sawbridgeworth/Bishops Stortford/Dunmow
  • Epping/Harlow/Hatfield Heath
  • Grays/Stanford-le-Hope/Basildon/Billericay

Please Note
The above routes and locations may change or be discontinued depending on demand.

For booking forms/information and availability please email the Writtle University College Transport Office from the week beginning 24 August 2020

Transport Department
Email: transport@writtle.ac.uk


Writtle University College currently operate a shuttle bus service to and from the railway and bus station area in Chelmsford mornings and evenings during FE term times.

The minibuses pickup in Coval Lane, Chelmsford (beside the council offices). This is a first come first served service. No fee or prior booking necessary.

Writtle University College Shuttle Service Pickup Location

The service runs Monday to Friday during FE term dates at the following times:

  • Morning: 8:15am to 9:15am
  • Evening: 4:15pm to 5:15pm (Limited service 2:00pm to 4:15pm)

Dates of Service

All Writtle University College transport runs during FE term times. See the term dates page for more information.

Contact

For information contact the transport department on 01245 424262 or send us an Email.


IMPORTANT
Writtle University College Transport Service Information

Face covering must be worn at all times whilst travelling on Writtle University College Minibuses and a track and trace system will be in operation. Please read the following COVID-19 procedures - terms and conditions of transportation document for conditions of travel.

COVID-19 Procedures
Terms and Conditions of Transportation

Travel Assistance Schemes

Further Education Students Local Councils

Each council has its own transport policy, and information relates only to students living within Essex. We therefore suggest that you contact the council, specific to where you live to discuss schemes operating in your area and check that the service selected is the most cost effective.


Essex County Council - Post 16 Transport

Students can apply for Post-16 transport assistance from Essex County Council if you are under 19 at the beginning of the academic year and met their criteria. Students will need to apply direct to Essex County Council for eligibility.

For further information contact:

Tele: 0845 603 2200
Website: www.essex.gov.uk/schooltransport
Email: educationawards@essex.gov.uk

ECC - The Scholar's Season ticket

For further information visit:
www.essexhighways.org/Getting-Around/Bus/Scholar-season-tickets


Southend Borough Council (SBC)

There is a scheme for students over the age of 16 and up to 19, transport awards are discretionary. If students live in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea they can apply direct to SBC for eligibility to travel under the Post 16 Transport Scheme.

Tele: 01702 215007
Website: www.southend.gov.uk/etc


Thurrock Borough Council (TBC)

Please note Thurrock Council no longer supply Post 16 transport however should you feel that you have an exceptional circumstance to request transport please visit the authorities’ web site.

Website: www.thurrock.gov.uk/home-to-school-travel-support/support-for-learners-over-16-years-old

Public Transport Discounts

First Essex Buses logo

Writtle University College have been liaising with First Bus Essex to provide discounted travel on First Bus Essex Transport Service and we are pleased to be offer all Writtle University College Students discounts with the Student Travel Club.

A passcode is required to register to the Writtle College Student Travel Club to gain discounted tickets. Please email Writtle University College transport office to obtain this code. We will require the following information to be able to supply a code:
- Full name of student
- Student number
- Email address

The transport office contact details:
Telephone: 01245 424262
Email: transport@writtle.ac.uk

Passcodes will be available from the week beginning 17th August 2020.

You will then receive an email with your unique passcode. In addition, information on booking tickets and webpage information that also provides further information on the different ticket types available and how to download the First Bus App and create an mTickets account, so the tickets can be delivered directly to the student's mobile phone.

Tickets will be available to purchase from August 2020. Once purchased, tickets will automatically activate, so that they are available for use from Tuesday 1st September 2020 (note: Student Unlimited tickets will activate on the monthly renewal date chosen when purchasing the ticket).

Writtle University College Student Travel Club (STC)Ticket Discounts

These discounts are only available to Writtle University College Students. These tickets are significantly discounted against a commercial ticket.The pricing table shows the savings made against the equivalent zone ticket at standard rates.

ZONE TICKET

TICKET

PRICE*

PRICE PER DAY

SAVING

CHELMSFORD INNER

MONTHLY

£59.00

£1.97

£9.40

CHELMSFORD INNER

TERM 1

£193.00

£1.59

£82.88

CHELMSFORD INNER

TERM 2

£158.00

£1.32

£115.60

CHELMSFORD INNER

TERM 3

£164.00

£1.35

£111.88

CHELMSFORD INNER

ANNUAL

£504.00

£1.38

£328.20

CHELMSFORD OUTER

MONTHLY

£73.00

£2.43

£35.60

CHELMSFORD OUTER

TERM 1

£239.00

£1.97

£199.02

CHELMSFORD OUTER

TERM 2

£196.00

£1.63

£238.40

CHELMSFORD OUTER

TERM 3

£203.00

£1.68

£235.02

CHELMSFORD OUTER

ANNUAL

£622.00

£1.70

£699.30

ALL ESSEX

MONTHLY

£99.00

£3.30

£9.60

ALL ESSEX

TERM 1

£302.00

£2.50

£136.02

ALL ESSEX

TERM 2

£248.00

£2.07

£186.40

ALL ESSEX

TERM 3

£256.00

£2.11

£182.02

ALL ESSEX

ANNUAL

£765.00

£2.10

£196.00

ALL ESSEX X10/X30

MONTHLY

£132.60

£4.42

£17.70

ALL ESSEX X10/X30

TERM 1

£455.00

£3.76

£151.21

ALL ESSEX X10/X30

TERM 2

£374.00

£3.12

£227.20

ALL ESSEX X10/X30

TERM 3

£387.00

£3.20

£219.21

ALL ESSEX X10/X30

ANNUAL

£1,186.00

£3.24

£642.65

*Ticket prices are correct at time of print (August 2020). Please be advised that all prices are subject to review January 2021.

Validity days of the tickets:

  • Annual | 1st September 2020 - 31st August 2021
  • Term 1 | 1st September 2020 - 31st December 2020
  • Term 2 | 1st January 2021 - 10th April 2021
  • Term 3 | 11th April 2021 - 31st July 2021
  • Monthly direct debit | optional start date