Local travel information and advice for students

For students living away from campus, travelling to and from university is something that will look and feel a little different this year.

To help reduce coronavirus infections and travel safely, the current advice is to walk and cycle where possible, especially if you live within a mile or two of campus.

Where this is not possible and you need to use public transport, buses and trains will be running to get you to and from university, although capacity may be reduced due to social distancing measures.

There are a number of recommendations to keep you and other passengers safe:

  • You must wear a face covering* on public transport and in enclosed areas of transport hubs
  • Be mindful of social distancing, and minimise the time spent close to other people where possible
  • Plan ahead and check timetables for the last service information and timetables
  • Leave more time for your journey in case services are busy. Try to avoid the busiest routes and times like the rush hour, if possible
  • Pay by contactless or use a Merseytravel MetroCard or Arriva Student Saver Ticket
  • If paying by cash, try to have the exact fare as drivers are not giving change
  • Allow passengers to get off before boarding
  • Some seats will not be in use, please respect this. They will be clearly marked
  • Try to travel with the same group of friends each day
  • Be respectful to other passengers and staff
  • Do not travel if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or members of your household are showing symptoms

* click here for exemptions from wearing face coverings.

Merseytravel have developed these measures to help keep everyone safe. They have also introduced enhanced cleaning regimes that focus on touch points such as doors, handrails, seats and ticket machines.

Walking and cycling remain the safest way to travel to and from campus and around the city, but if you do need to use public transport, make sure to follow these recommendations and refer to the Merseytravel website for the latest information and updates.

COVID-19 safety
To find out more about how we are keeping you safe, the part you will play in our new COVID-secure campus, and what to do if you need help, please visit our COVID-19 Safety Hub.