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Student Transport 2020-21.

Transport Update 

Important Update – from Monday, 2 November 2020

Changes to some bus routes and allocations
Change to bus 195 departing Graig Campus

Due to operational changes within First Cymru, from Monday, 2 November 2020, the timetable for 195 changes and the afternoon journey on service 195 will no longer start from Graig Campus. You will need to make your way to Llanelli on foot or catch the X11 bus into the bus station and then catch the 195.  

As you know, we have not produced the service bus travel passes yet this year, but we are refunding eligible bus fares subject to checks on bus tickets and class registers. We will refund that extra bus fare for the X11 along with the 195, subject to checks on the bus tickets and class registers.

Check on bus times before you travel back to College after the firebreak. If you don’t know when you’re expected back on campus, contact your Faculty for up to date information.

First Cymru        Phone 0345 646 0707            www.firstgroup.com

Traveline Cymru     Phone 0800 464 00 00           www.traveline.cymru/timetables

 

Changes to Col19 Trimsaran and Penymynydd to Graig Campus

From 2 November 2020, our college contract bus Col19 will no longer run via Trimsaran and Penymynydd to the Graig.  You will instead need to catch Col10 which will run to the timetable shown below. 

Carmarthenshire County Council will be sending you a new travel pass for the Col10. It will arrive over halfterm.  Please destroy your old Travel Pass for Col19 as it will no longer be valid.

Check on bus times before you travel back to College after the firebreak lockdown.  If you don’t know when you’re expected back on campus, contact your Faculty for up to date information.

Col10: Mike Hayward & Daughter, 01267 235 467

Carwe, Maesywern                                               08:45

Trimsaran, Argoed Crescent                              08:48

Penymynydd, shelter                                           08:52

Graig Campus                                                        09:00

IMPORTANT - Afternoon journey departs Graig Campus 16:40 

Changes to X11 Penybedd, Pembrey and Burry Port to Graig Campus

From 2 November 2020, college contract bus Col19 will run from Kidwelly via Penybedd, Pembrey and Burry Port to the Graig campus. Students will no longer be required to catch public service bus X11, as they have now been allocated to the Col19.  

Carmarthenshire County Council will be posting your new travel pass to you over half term. The Col19 will run to the timetable below. You will not be able to reclaim public service bus fares incurred after halfterm as you should be travelling on the Col19. 

Check on bus times before you travel back to College after the firebreak lockdown. If you don’t know when you’re expected back on campus, contact your Faculty for up to date information. 

Col19: Gwynne Price Transport, 01554 810 217

Kidwelly, Porth y Castell                                               08:35

Pembrey, square (shelter)                                           08:44

Burry Port, Station                                                         08:48

Graig Campus                                                                09:00 

No passengers will be picked up after Burry Port Station

IMPORTANT - Afternoon journey departs Ysgol y Strade 16:45

Important Update - As from Monday, 14 September 2020:

College Contract Buses – learners MUST have a bus pass and will be unable to travel without a valid pass. 

Public Service Buses – learners MUST pay the bus fare, which may be reclaimed at Campus Office on production of a valid ticket and subject to validation checks. We will contact relevant learners at their college email account with more details.    

www.firstgroup.com/south-west-wales/tickets/ticket-prices

All learners must wear a face covering when getting onto a bus and has to be worn for the duration of the journey.  Disciplinary action will be taken if this is not adhered to.

All Learners - Travelling by Bus or Taxi
Please try and make your own transport arrangements to and from college, travelling with members of your household or extended household.
If feasible, consider walking or cycling. These are the safest and healthiest options for you, especially at this time.

We are in exceptional circumstances and ask everyone to be patient. Measures are implemented to minimise the risk of transmission of the COVID19 virus for all travelling in college buses and taxis. The safety of everyone is paramount at this time.

TRAVELLING BY BUS
Application for College Bus Pass

New and returning students must apply for student transport every year.  There is no carry forward. 

Applying for a college bus travel pass is done during enrolment, there is no separate application form.  If you haven't been contacted about enrolment, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check on the status of your course application.

If you are a full-time further education learner and have already received your username, you can apply for transport at https://apply.colegsirgar.ac.uk/

College Contract Buses
  • Routes / Times will be publicised on college website;
  • Likely that buses may operate behind schedule due to additional cleaning requirements;
  • Anticipated to be reduced capacity on college contract buses;
  • Face coverings must be worn by all learners when travelling on buses to and from college.
  • If application is successful, learners will be issued with a bus pass;
  • Learners will not be allowed onto the bus without a valid pass. This will be strictly enforced as from 14 September 2020 – with no exception;
  • Temporary passes will not be issued;
  • You will have to wait to receive your bus pass through the post before you can travel on the bus to college.
Public Service Buses
  • Allocated routes will be publicised on college website;
  • Possible that not all public service bus routes will be reinstated for September;
  • Likely that buses may operate behind schedule due to additional cleaning requirements;
  • Very limited capacity on public service buses - no guarantee of a seat;
  • Wearing of facemasks is compulsory;
  • Social distancing of 2m is compulsory;
  • Public Service bus passes will not be issued before end September 2020;
  • If you have no option other than to travel on a public service bus, then provided you are eligible for a bus pass then you can reclaim the bus fare at the college provided you retain and submit the ticket (subject to checks). This will be reviewed end September 2020. Details of ticket offers will be posted on college website.
TRAVELLING BY TAXI - Additional Needs Transport

Learners with medical conditions, disabilities or learning difficulties may be eligible for taxi or bus provision, subject to relevant supporting evidence. These applications are considered on an individual case basis.

  • Please try and make your own transport arrangements;
  • Taxis will not be in place for 7 September 2020. We will advise of start dates;
  • Application forms available on request by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please complete and return electronically together with supporting evidence for applications to be assessed.

Please do not telephone the College or Carmarthenshire County Council but keep looking at the College website www.colegsirgar.ac.uk which will be updated as soon as information is confirmed.

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