At Edge Hill we’re always looking for new ways to help protect the environment and make our beautiful campus even more sustainable. This September, we’re focusing on sustainable travel options that will help us reduce our carbon footprint and make your commute cheaper, easier and more enjoyable.
Find out more about sustainable travel options at ehu.ac.uk/travel
Sustainable Travel FAQs
Our handy FAQs can help to answer any questions you have about traveling to university. For further information, visit ehu.ac.uk/travel
How can I get to campus other than driving?
You can get to Edge Hill using public transport and we have a free Edge Hill Link bus which provides a shuttle for staff and students between Ormskirk and the University.
The Edge Hill Link bus is free with a valid student or staff card and runs every 20 minutes. The timetable and pickup locations can be found here – edgehill.ac.uk/sustainability/travel/?tab=edge-link.
Ormskirk can also be reached by train and bus. Visit Merseyrail for train times and prices and Arriva for bus information. The Traveline website can help you to find which public transport option is best for your journey.
Do I need a parking permit to park?
Yes, you do need a permit to park on campus. Due to limited spaces, only permit holders can park on campus during peak times (7:30am – 5:30pm), Monday to Friday. To find out if you’re eligible for a permit, visit ehu.ac.uk/travel
How does the parking permit system work?
We try to manage our parking spaces fairly. Only members of staff and registered students can apply for a parking permit and we use eligibility criteria based on the distance you travel to Edge Hill and the availability of public transport for your journey.
If you are eligible and haven’t already applied for a permit, you can do it by visiting edgehill.ac.uk/MyFM.
From 7th October 2019 all vehicles parking on campus will need to display a valid parking permit.
Special Circumstances permits
If you have applied for a special circumstances permit, remember to email your supporting evidence to [email protected]. Without this, your application will be refused.
You may be eligible for a Special Circumstances permit if you meet certain criteria for special circumstances including, but limited to, short or long-term mobility issues, caring responsibilities (apart from general childcare) and work-based placements as a part of your course.
Will the car park always be busy?
Parking availability changes throughout the year depending on the number of students on campus. The beginning of Term 1 is particularly busy but don’t worry, parking becomes easier as the term goes on.
How do I guarantee a parking space?
If you have a parking permit, you can buddy up with another permit holder to car share and guarantee a parking space if you arrive on campus by 10am. You can book your parking space online at edgehill.ac.uk/services/car-sharing/
As well as giving you guaranteed parking, carsharing is a great way to save money and meet other students in your area so why not give it a go!
How do I find people to car share with?
How do I get to and from the overflow car park?
At busy times of year we use an overflow car park on Scarth Hill to accommodate the increased parking demands. We have shuttle services running throughout the day to get you to and from the overflow car park.
The morning shuttle service runs from the overflow carpark to the Sport Centre roughly every 10 minutes.
The afternoon shuttle service starts at 1pm and runs every 20 minutes until 5.40pm. You can catch the shuttle bus from outside the Hub.
Can I store my bike on campus?
Bike racks are available for use free of charge around Edge Hill’s Ormskirk Campus. Cyclists can join the Bike Locker Users’ Club (BLUC) to store their bike in any of the BLUC lockers on campus. Visit ehu.ac.uk/travel to find out more details about the bike racks or BLUC lockers.
Is there anywhere to shower on campus?
So that you can freshen up after you’ve cycled, showers are available free of charge at the new Edge Hill Sports Centre, Wilson Centre and the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
Are there other places to park close to campus?
Ormskirk has several short stay car parks. Some of these car parks are free to use while others use a pay and display system. Visit the West Lancashire Council website for more information.