College Transport


The Grŵp has campuses across North Wales and provides a number of ways for students to get to and from their main site of study

If you are a full-time, Further Education student who:

  • is under the age of 19 on 31 August 2021,
  • lives in the county boroughs of Conwy or Denbighshire and
  • lives over three miles from the College campus you attend,

then you will be eligible for a free bus pass to enable you to travel to and from college on the Council provided buses.

If you are a full-time, Further Education student who:

  • is under the age of 19 on 31 August 2021,
  • lives in the county boroughs of Gwynedd or Anglesey and
  • lives over three miles from the College campus you attend,

then you will be eligible for financial assistance towards a percentage of the cost of a bus pass to enable you to travel to and from college on the Council provided buses.

All students can buy a discounted Arriva bus pass at the current rate which is £14.50 per week. These can be bought directly on the bus showing a valid bus pass or student ID card, or they can bought termly or annually from the Arriva website on www.arrivabus.co.uk/students.

Further discounts are available via the following link: https://mytravelpass.gov.wales/en/. This gives students who are 21 years and under a further third off the cost of public bus transport costs.

Travelling by car

Each of the Grŵp’s main campuses have on-site parking facilities, for which there are no car parking charges. The Rhos-on-Sea campus also has 3 electric charging points available for staff and students to use for a fee of 25p per kWh (you will need to download the Electric Blue app in order to use this facility).

Travelling by College bus

Will I have to wear a mask whilst travelling on college transport?

Learners using college transport must wear a face covering.

To ensure the maximum amount of safety, all learners and staff are required to wear face coverings in communal areas (corridors, refectories, libraries, toilets) and on all college transport.

Learners with an underlying medical condition must contact Learning Support on aln@gllm.ac.uk to discuss any concerns relating to the wearing of face coverings.

How will college transport operate from September 2021?

We ask that learners follow good hand and respiratory hygiene and social distancing, as this will play a key role in keeping everyone safe.

This means taking the following precautions:

  • do not travel if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolating as a result of COVID-19 symptoms, sharing a household with somebody with symptoms or clinically extremely vulnerable
  • consider if using college transport is absolutely necessary
  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands before leaving the house
  • keep a social distance from people outside of your own contact group throughout the journey to college, including at the bus stop and on the vehicle. If this is not possible you should avoid physical contact and face away from others
  • avoid physical contact with others
  • windows will be open for ventilation
  • face away from other people when using transport
  • minimise the number of surfaces you touch, and in particular avoid touching surfaces such as handrails and window ledges
  • do not touch your face
  • keep the time spent near others as short as possible when using college transport
  • do not eat or drink whilst using transport
  • practice good respiratory hygiene. The ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach is very important. You can bring tissues on college transport, disposing of any which are used before leaving the bus
  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands before leaving college and after arriving home

Further information can be found on the Welsh Government website, including how to make a face covering and dispose of them safely.

How will I know where to sit?

To ensure that learners are not passing each other on the bus and reduce the social distancing, the following procedure will be followed:

  • when boarding the bus on the way to college, learners must sit, taking the rear most available seat and the person nearest the entrance must disembark first.
  • when boarding the bus on the way home from college, follow instructions from driver/college staff member. Learners must enter the bus taking up the rear most available seat with the last sitting nearer the front.

Will transport providers be following health and safety guidance?

Transport operators follow the Welsh Government Guidance.

This guidance includes actions such as regular sanitising, the thorough cleaning of vehicles and the use of PPE as required.

Please note that a refusal to comply with health and safety requirements, good hygiene and social distancing could jeopardise your place on college transport. We appreciate your support to keep everyone safe.

College Travel Code of Conduct

Click here to download the Travel Code of Conduct for College Transport Services PDF.

Antisocial and bad behaviour on college transport will not be tolerated. Persistent and/or serious offenders will lose their right to travel on all college transport.

The college will monitor behaviour on buses and will exercise the college disciplinary procedures where necessary.

The Travel Code of Conduct reflects Welsh Government guidance and could be affected by changes to national guidance.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

Gwynedd and Môn temporary travel pass:

Whilst waiting for the Student Travel Pass to arrive, Gwynedd and Môn learners may travel on transport free of charge by displaying the following downloadable form.

Dolgellau campus:

For further information and advice please contact Helen Jones: hwjones@gllm.ac.uk or 01758 701 385 ext 8618

Glynllifon campus:

For further information and advice please contact Llinos Morris: llinos.morris@gllm.ac.uk or 01286 830 261 ext 8535

Pwllheli campus:

For further information and advice please contact Helen Jones: hwjones@gllm.ac.uk or 01758 701 385 ext 8618

Coleg Menai:

Gwynedd and Môn temporary travel pass:

Whilst waiting for the Student Travel Pass to arrive, Gwynedd and Môn learners may travel on transport free of charge by displaying the following downloadable form.

Bangor

For further information and advice please contact: enquiries.menai@gllm.ac.uk

Llangefni

For further information and advice please contact Gwawr Morgan: morgan2g@gllm.ac.uk or 01248 383 348 ext 2234

Parc Menai

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