Staff Travel to Baglan Campus

The University strongly recommends that you consider alternative travel arrangements to driving wherever possible. All campuses are serviced by regular public transport links and are easily accessible by road.


Train Travel

Car Parking and Car Sharing


Train Travel

The Baglan campus is within 10 minutes walking distance from Seaway Parade railway station, from which a regular service connects to Cardiff, Newport and other mainline destinations via Cardiff Central.


4% Discount on Annual Train Season Tickets – Non-Valleys Line Service

For all other rail journeys not on the Valley lines but with Arriva Trains Wales, e.g. Cwmbran to Cardiff, Cardiff to Port Talbot, a 4% Group Corporate Discounted Annual Season Ticket is available. Simply print and fill out the letter found on the link below and take this with you to the Train Station along with your payment.

USW Group 4% Discount Staff NON VALLEY LINES Discount Letter


Car Sharing

Staff are encouraged to arrange their own car shares as traffic and parking congestion are a regular issue at the University. Liftshare. is a website offering car sharing opportunities.

How do I arrange a car share to travel to and from University?

Advertise Yourself

Whether you drive yourself and would like to share the cost of your commute with your fellow staff, or you don’t drive and would like a lift to work, you can arrange to car share either by asking around the staff in your office, or by enquiring on car sharing website such as Liftshare.

Charge

Work out what you’d normally spend on petrol (and tolls if applicable) getting to study, and divide that by the number of people in the car. Remember to include your own share of the costs.

Useful Information on Car Sharing

  • Car sharing does not invalidate your insurance, as long as you don’t charge your passengers more than the running costs of the journey. Please do check with your insurance company however for clarification.
  • You don’t have to take anyone who asks: if you’d only feel happy sharing with someone of the same sex, or someone you know, for example, just specify it in your advert.
  • You don’t need to have a car to car share. If you just need a lift, advertise the fact to drivers on Marketplace and offer to pay them for the petrol.
  • The University would benefit from student car sharing, the car-parks would have more space, the roads would be quieter, and as a result you may even get home quicker.