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BUS CHARGES FOR NEW STUDENTS

Students applying or enrolling on programmes at BLC for the first time in September 2022 may be subject to charges on the colleges buses. This will not apply to continuing or progressing students who are already enrolled at BLC (21/22).

All new and returning students will need to complete a mandatory transport application form which will be available soon.

College bus annual charges are as follows-

Charge Band 1 – 0-5 miles -£250

Charge Band 2 – 5-10 miles- £350

Charge Band 3 – 10-15 miles- £450

Charge Band 4 – Over 15 miles -£550

The connecting bus across campuses (Leek/Buxton/HH) this will continue to be free bus service.

If you are eligible for the Bursary you may be able to get some financial support from the bursary, for more information please follow the link here.

Please keep up to date on the transport page, there will be more information to follow on different payment options for 2022, including instalment plans.

Apprentices wishing to access the College buses will be changed a discounted annual fee as follows:

Charge Band 1 – 0-5 miles -£90

Charge Band 2 – 5-10 miles- £120

Charge Band 3 – 10-15 miles- £150

Charge Band 4 – Over 15 miles -£190

If you have any questions about this bus service or travel into College, please contact fecurricsupport@derby.ac.uk or ring 0800 074 0099.

COVID 19:

The college has a duty of care to ensure that all students and staff are kept safe when using the college buses and therefore we have introduced new safety measures-

  • Do not attempt to travel if you are exhibiting any of the Covid-19 symptoms
  • Please ensure that you arrive ten minutes before the bus is due and wait safely at the bus stop
  • Allow any passengers needing to get off the bus safely before getting on the bus and keep at a safe distance as much as possible
  • Remain seated in the designated areas and maintain as much distance as possible from the other passengers
  • All students and staff must wear face coverings at all times on the designated college bus routes
  • Only get on and off the bus at designated bus stops

In addition, all students must comply with the Behaviour Codes and any breaches may be dealt with through the College Disciplinary Procedure.

BLC Bus pass routes

Timetables are available here for each of the Buxton Unibus and Minibus routes:

  •  Route 1 (Glossop, Hadfield, Hayfield, Birch Vale, New Mills)
  •  Buxton Bus 4 (Bolsover, Chesterfield, Calver, Tideswell). This service is now run by High Peak Buses, not Notts & Derby, as it formally was.
  •  Route 7, (Derby, Belper). The bus can be flagged at stops that aren’t specifically mentioned on the timetable.
  •  Route 8 (Littleover, Hulland, Ashbourne)
  •  Route 5  (Buxton, Leek)
  •  Route 3 (Blythe Bridge, Cheadle, Leek, Buxton)
  •  Route 12 (Hathersage, Hope, Castletown, Bradwell, Buxton Campus)
  • Youlgreave Route (Youlgreave route)

Timetables are available here for the Leek Unibus Route and information about the Leek Minibus:

Timetables are available here for the following routes:

  • (Stockport 199 and Macclesfield 58 only)

These routes can be used free by applying for a bus pass for your journey to and from college.

Daytime and inter-site buses (free term time services for staff and students)

Snow and ice

In severe weather conditions we will try our best to maintain services. However, in some conditions, side roads and back roads become too difficult to negotiate and we’ll operate a service with a reduced number of stops. If you’re in doubt, you can find out by checking the weather page or calling the Snowline on 01332 597669.

Contact Us

FE Curriculum Support: email fecurricsupport@derby.ac.uk or tel: 0800 074 0099:

Trains

Buxton station is only five minutes walk from the Devonshire Campus.

Buxton has direct trains from Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly, via Stockport. The journey takes about an hour.

You can also travel to Sheffield, which involves at least one change. For timetables contact National Rail Enquiries, 08457 48 49 50

Traveline also provides local information on trains and other forms of public transport.

www.railcard.co.uk offers a ‘young persons’ railcard that could save you a 1/3 off your fare throughout the country. You can apply for a ‘young persons’ card if you are 16-25, or 26 and over but in full time education.

There is no train station in or near to Leek.

Motorbikes and Bicycles
Cycling
The Devonshire Campus has facilities for cyclists to store their bikes free of charge in the sheltered bays which are located behind the old gatehouse.
There are showers within the catering changing rooms that staff and students can use to freshen up.

Cycle security
We have a very good security record for cycling, however its always good to lock your bike securely! Heavy duty bike locks can be obtained from the security office at a heavily subsidised rate.

Motorcycling
Motorcyclists are welcome at the Devonshire Campus. Motorcycles do not require a parking permit, and can be parked free of charge on site. There is a sheltered motorcycle parking area within the main car park.

Buxton to Derby bike ride
Each year, in June, we hold a bike ride between Buxton and Derby. Around 100 people take part, having great fun and raising money for charity in the process.

Student Car Parking

Student car parking

If you decide to bring your car to Buxton  or Leek campuses, please be aware there is no student parking on site.

In Buxton we recommend you park in the Pavilion Gardens car park, which is around five minutes walk away on Burlington Road, near to the junction with St Johns Road. There is usually ample space during term time. You can purchase a special season ticket at a heavily discounted student rate of £110 per year from High Peak Borough Council, otherwise reasonable pay & display rates apply. Access to the Campus is easiest if you park on the top deck, at the opposite end to the ramp.

In Leek there are various short and long stay car parks within short walking distance from the College campus, all of which are Pay & Display.

Considerate parking

However, if you choose to park on street, please bear in mind that there are traffic wardens in the area who will penalise those who park illegally.
By parking considerately we ask the following:

  • Please do not park on junctions.
  • Please do not block driveways or dropped kerbs.
  • Please consider residents parking needs.

We thank you in advance for your help and consideration. How you park your car can impact people’s attitude and perception of students and the University.

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