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Travel

The best ways to get get about and travel sustainably.

Journey planning

Two students walking together past accommodation with their bikes. Other students are walking past in the background.

It’s not always easy to know what transport options are available for your journey, particularly when making the transition from the car to other modes of transport.

Here are a selection of the best journey planners to help you plan a smooth and convenient journey:

Red Planet Travel

National Rail

Cycle Streets

Traveline

Walking

Two students walking together whilst laughing through campus. There are other groups of students walking together in the background.

We all know how hard it is to fit in exercise into our busy working days but significant health benefits can be obtained by taking the right amount of physical activity. The current adult recommendation is at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on five or more days of the week.

There are some great walks across campus, including the Fitness Trail. There’s something for everyone. Get some steps in on your lunch break. Test your endurance after a lecture.

Key benefits of walking:

  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Prevention of Diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight
  • Mental health benefits
  • Reduces risk of falls

Further resources

Planning your route

Cycling

Cyclists who work or study at Edge Hill University may join the Bike Locker Users’ Club (BLUC) in order to store their bike in any of the BLUC lockers on campus.

group of students cycling on campus

Facilities

  • Sheffield stands and wall-mounted racks are all available for use free of charge at our Ormskirk Campus.
  • Showers are available free of charge at the new Edge Hill Sports Centre and the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Bike locker user group

Cyclists who work or study at Edge Hill University may join the Bike Locker Users’ Club (BLUC) in order to store their bike in any of the BLUC lockers on campus. See the expanding boxes below for more information/

How do I sign up?

How do the lockers work?

I need some more help

The Edge Link bus (EL1) offers a fast and reliable service straight to Campus.

Catch the bus at Ormskirk bus station for a direct link to Edge Hill; great if you live in Ormskirk or arrive at Ormskirk bus or train station.

Further information and schedule

Bus

A number of buses connect Ormskirk to the surrounding area.

A-Z destination finder

Helpful resources

Train

From Ormskirk train station there is a regular service running to and from Preston and all stations to Liverpool.

Liverpool to Ormskirk Preston to Ormskirk

Tickets

Merseyrail

Northern Rail

Park and ride

Bike and ride

Planning your route

Car parking

Our travel plan encourages staff, students and visitors to travel to the University by sustainable means wherever possible.

Parking on campus is limited and reserved for permit holders.

Parking permits

We try to manage our parking spaces fairly. Only members of staff and registered students may apply for a parking permit and eligibility criteria applies based on the distance travelled and the availability of public transport.

Our Car Parking Policy includes details of the eligibility criteria for parking permits, arrangements for disabled parking and other parking facilities in Ormskirk.

If you are a student coming to study at Edge Hill for the first time you will need to formally enrol on your course and receive your student number before you can apply.

Registered staff and students may check their eligibility and apply for a parking permit via the MyFM portal.

Car sharing

Car sharing is when two or more people share their journey and travel together.

It allows people to benefit from the convenience of the car whilst saving money by reducing mileage and petrol costs, alleviating parking problems, congestion and pollution.

If you choose to car share, you may be eligible for a guaranteed car parking space on campus.

Staff and student car share groups

Reserved parking for car sharers

Car sharing FAQs

Do I need a car to car share?

Do I have to car share everyday?

How safe is car sharing?

What if I car share and have to leave campus suddenly?

What about sharing costs?

What are the insurance implications of car sharing?

Is it possible to find a travelling companion of the same sex?

I already know someone who I can carshare with, do I have to join a Liftshare group?

I am not eligible for a car parking permit can I still car share?

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