Work on Giles Lane car park has been progressing well. The car park is now lined and low level fences have been installed.
We are waiting for the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) barriers to be delivered and installed and to receive the associated ANPR software.
Giles Lane car park will be reopened (without the ANPR barriers) this weekend to assist with bOing festival. Final adjustments may be required in the car park following bOing, so the car park will be officially open to pink permit holders from Wednesday 29 August. Temporary signage will be in place.
The design of the car park is two lanes of traffic in and out. The design of the car park directs drivers in a zig zag format around the car park to manage the one-way traffic flow. Please see image of design.
The overflow car park will be closed once Giles Lane car park reopens.
Hedge cutting (Park Wood Courts and Central Visitor car parks, Canterbury)
- Monday 20 – Friday 24 August- Approximately 12 bays will be closed in Park Wood courts car parks for hedge cutting, as requested by Estates Grounds Maintenance. Parking bays will be reopened as each area is finished.
- Thursday 23 August- Approximately 25 bays will be closed in the Central Visitor car park in the morning while hedges are cut by Estates Grounds Maintenance.
bOing! festival (Rutherford car park, Canterbury)
- Thursday 23- Monday 27 August- 16 bays will be closed on Thursday for delivery of scaffolding relating to bOing! Festival. On Friday, approximately 16 further bays will be closed to allow set up for bOing! as requested by the Gulbenkian. Accessible bays are being temporarily relocated within the Rutherford car park. The car park will reopen after the bank holiday on Tuesday.
Giles Lane car park closure (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)
- Monday 9 July- Wednesday 29 August- Giles Lane car park will be reopening (without the ANPR barriers) this weekend to assist bOing! festival and then officially reopen to pink permit holders Wednesday 29 August. For more information see our Giles Lane car park changes webpage.
Coach parking (Oaks car park and Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)
- Sunday 2- Friday 14 September- The section of Giles Lane car park behind Woolf will be closed for coach parking, as requested by the Conference Office.
- Wednesday 12- Monday 17 September- Oaks car park will be closed for coach parking as requested by the Conference Office.
There are no known car park disruptions to Medway campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar
We are pleased to announce that The Kings Ferry have won the tender for the Campus Shuttle and will continue to run the shuttle service for the next few years.
As a trial, the Campus Shuttle will run to and from the Dockyard. The service will continue to run on an hourly basis. The Transport Team and The Kings Ferry will be monitoring the effect and usage of this additional stop. This will be a term by term trial.
The Campus Shuttle is a free service for University of Kent students and staff between the Canterbury and Medway campuses. If you would like transportation between Liberty Quays and the Dockyard you can purchase a discounted ticket for the 191 Arriva bus .
As part of the new contract The Kings Ferry are providing two new larger vehicles, one 33 seater and one 49 seater. Features of the new vehicles include Wi-Fi, USB charging points, more comfortable seats, a toilet and fold out tables on the larger vehicle.
We will be providing more information shortly once more details are fully confirmed with The Kings Ferry. Please check our transport news webpage or the Campus Shuttle webpage.
Work on Giles Lane car park is progressing well. The main curb lines have been installed and tarmacking starts this week.
A large conference group (Canterbury Retreat) are leaving the campus on Wednesday 8 August, therefore more parking will become available within the Park Wood Courts car parks.
See our interactive parking map for information on parking zone and capacity.
Giles Lane car park closure (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)
- Monday 9 July – September– Giles Lane car park is closed over the summer for essential maintenance and improvement works to take place. This closure has been requested by the Estates Department. For more information see our Giles Lane car park changes webpage.
Canterbury Retreat (Purchas Court 1-16 car park, Canterbury)
- Monday 22 July- Thursday 9 August– Purchas Court 1-16 car park will be closed for the Canterbury Retreat conference group. This closure has been requested by the Conference Office.
Rothford car park closure (Rothford car park, Canterbury)
- Sunday 5 August –Thursday 9 August– Rear of Rothford car park is closed to dismantle the UPP compound and reopen the bays in this area. This closure has been requested by UPP.
Medical Centre parking (University Medical Centre, Canterbury)
- Reminder that parking bays outside the University Medical Centre are for people attending the Medical Centre only and are not part of the University pink or blue zone car parks.
Community Speed Watch scheme (Mast Pond, Dockyard)
- Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust (CHDT) have registered a Community Speed Watch scheme which is part of the police National Speed Watch. The speed limit at the Dockyard is 10mph. Warning road signs will be deployed at both entrances to the site on days selected for speed monitoring. If your vehicle is detected travelling above the CHDT speed limit, the details of the vehicle will be taken, and your vehicle could be prohibited from entering the site in the future. Excessive speeds will also be reported to Kent Police Speed Watch team. Please continue to drive to the CHDT speed limit to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers.
Any further parking or road updates to Medway campus that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar
Arriva student and staff University discounted bus passes are valid for all Arriva buses in Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See full map for how far you can travel on your bus pass. This includes Maidstone and Gravesend. You can also catch the 700 bus from Chatham to Bluewater shopping centre.
Check out the Arriva webpage for more suggestions of places to shop, eat and drink that you can get to by using the Arriva discounted bus pass.
Remember that all staff and students have access to the promotional codes to purchase these tickets- not only Medway students and staff.
Did you know that Student Unirider bus tickets and staff South East Megarider tickets are valid for any Stagecoach bus in Kent and East Sussex? See the full map for how far you can travel on your bus pass.
Canterbury is one of Stagecoach’s main bus stations and therefore connects many different towns in Kent, making it easy to explore the area. This includes coastal towns like Margate, Ramsgate and Sandwich.
Remember that these tickets are available to all staff and students- not only Canterbury students and staff.