Using the Service

The Science Transit shuttle provides quick and convenient travel between the Science Area and Harwell Campus, Old Road Campus, the John Radcliffe Hospital and Wytham. It is open to University staff, students and visitors, as well as to employees of organisations based at Harwell Campus. The service is not open to the public. Charges apply. There are 3 routes:

ST1 – Science Area – Harwell Campus
ST2 – JR Hospital – Science Area via Old Road Campus
ST3 – JR Hospital – Wytham via Old Road Campus, Science Area & Rail Station

Use one of the following ways to access the shuttle:

1.Online registration with University Staff Identity Card

1.1. Staff using the shuttle for University business trips must register here with your staff identity card and a research grant/cost centre code. Once registration is complete, simply present your University card for scanning by the driver. The card can be scanned multiple times for the same journey if you are travelling with others for the same purpose (eg scan three times if you are travelling with two other people). Internal recharges will be made to your department for your use of the shuttle.

1.2. Zoology and Experimental Psychology staff affected by the closure of the Tinbergen Building – register with your staff identity card and enter “Tinbergen” as the cost centre. Once registration is complete, simply present your University card for scanning by the driver. No internal recharges apply.

2.University departmental pool card – Some departments hold pool cards which can be borrowed as needed for University business trips. Simply present the pool card for scanning by the driver. The pool card can be scanned multiple times for the same journey if you are travelling with others for the same purpose (eg scan three times if you are travelling with two other people). Internal recharges will be made to your department for use of the shuttle. Departments that have a pool card (see table below). If your department requires pool cards/additional pool cards please contact info@sciencetransitshuttle.co.uk.

3. E-tickets – Staff can purchase e-tickets for personal use/commuting when not travelling on University business. E-tickets are purchased online and the e-ticket containing a QR code can either be printed or saved to a smart device for scanning by the driver.

4.Pre-paid paper tickets – Staff can purchase these for personal use/commuting when not travelling for University business. These tickets can also be purchased by departments and handed to staff as required. Books of tickets can be bought online here and collected from University Offices on Wellington Square, OX1 2JD or they can be bought by cash/card at University Club on Mansfield Road, OX1 3SZ. Present one ticket per trip to the driver.

5.Commuter cards – for regular commuting on the shuttle 13 week or 52 week commuter cards can be bought online and collected from University Office on Wellington Square, OX1 2JD. See tickets for purchasing a commuter card. Payment will be made by the University and repaid by the commuter by monthly salary deduction through the University’s Discounted Bus Pass Scheme. Present the commuter card for scanning by the driver.

Accessibility Restrictions

Please be aware that access to the shuttle requires stepping up into the vehicle and manually operating a sliding door. For the pilot period there is currently no provision for wheelchair users to access the shuttles.

Alternative Arrangements

For those unable to use the minibus for business travel due to these access restrictions, please contact your Department. A reasonable adjustment would be for the Department to support with booking and paying for the trip by a wheelchair accessible taxi. The Government’s Access to Work scheme provides financial assistance to support people whose disabilities restrict their ability to travel. The University’s Equality and Diversity team can provide support. Please contact Caroline Moughton, Staff Disability Advisor, for information and advice. caroline.moughton@admin.ox.ac.uk Tel. 01865 (2)80687.

University Departmental Pool Card List

Departments with pool cards

Contact person

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, ORC

Edward Gibbs

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Peter Medawar Building

Geonhee Kim Monaghan/Adelina Blaga

Department of Materials

Rebecca Bradford

Department of Chemistry

Anniella Hutchinson

Department of Chemistry

Angela Lintern

Department of Oncology

Dr Claire Shingler

Engineering Science

Joanna Rhodes

Estates Services

FM – The Malthouse reception

Experimental Psychology

Tracy Tompkins

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Aimee Stewart

Jenner Institute

David Bartle/Gem Brown

Nuffield Department of Population Health

Katie Holt

Nuffield Department of Medicine – Strategic

Jamie Newman

Physics – Condensed Matter Physics

Olivia Hawkes

Physics – Particle Physics

Sue Geddes

Physics – Teaching Faculty

Hannah Glanville

Primary Care Health Services

Nicola Small

Structural Genomics Consortium

Gem Brown

Target Discovery Institute

Darren Blase

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Peter Bond

Use one of the following ways to access the shuttle:

1.Online registration with University Student Identity Card

1.1. Zoology and Experimental Psychology students affected by the closure of Tinbergen – register with your student identity card and enter “Tinbergen” as the cost centre. Once registration is complete, simply present your University card for scanning by the driver. No internal charges apply.

1.2. Other students using the shuttle for University business trips – if you need to use the shuttle for University business trips where the University will cover the cost of travel, register here using your University card together with a research grant/cost centre code obtained from your department. Internal recharges will be made to your department for your use of the shuttle.

2. Pre-paid paper tickets – if you wish to use the shuttle for your personal trips/commuting then books of tickets can be bought online here and collected from University Offices on Wellington Square, OX1 2JD or tickets can be bought at University Club on Mansfield Road, OX1 3SZ.

3. E-tickets – if you wish to use the shuttle for your personal trips/commuting then e-tickets can be purchased. E-tickets are purchased online and the e-ticket containing a QR code can either be printed or saved to a smart device for scanning by the driver.

4. Commuter cards – for regular commuting on the shuttle, 13 week and 52 week commuter cards can be bought online and collected from University Offices on Wellington Square, OX1 2JD.

Accessibility Restrictions

Please be aware that access to the shuttle requires stepping up into the vehicle and manually operating a sliding door. For the pilot period there is currently no provision for wheelchair users to access the shuttles. Information, advice and support available to students with disabilities is available from the Disability Advisory Service, 01865 280459, disability@admin.ox.ac.uk

Use one of the following ways to access the shuttle:

1.Arrange shuttle use with the department you are visiting – please discuss with the department whether you can travel with a registered user who can scan their University card or a pool card to cover your travel or whether the department can issue you with paper tickets to cover the required travel.

2. E-tickets – Visitors can purchase e-tickets. The tickets are purchased online and the e-ticket containing a QR code can either be printed or saved to a smart device for scanning by the driver.

3.Pre-paid paper tickets – Books of tickets can be bought online here and collected from University Offices on Wellington Square, OX1 2JD. Alternatively, buy tickets from University Club on Mansfield Road, OX1 3SZ or from Electron Café, Harwell Campus, OX11 0QS. Present one ticket per trip to the driver.

The Science Transit Shuttle can be used by any employee of any organisation based at Harwell. Use one of the following to access the shuttle:

1. Harwell Campus Gold cards – these are for sale to organisations based at Harwell for use as a pool card and are valid for 52 weeks. Gold cards have already been issued to the following organisations (see table below). Additional gold cards can be bought online here and collected from Reception at Atlas Building, Harwell Campus, OX11 0QS. Present the Gold card for scanning by the driver.

2. E-tickets – Harwell staff can purchase e-tickets. The tickets are purchased online and the e-ticket containing a QR code can either be printed or saved to a smart device for scanning by the driver.

3. Commuter cards – for regular commuting on the shuttle, 13- or 52-week commuter cards can be bought online here and collected from Reception at Atlas Building, Harwell Campus, OX11 0QS. Present your commuter card for scanning by the driver.

4. Pre-paid paper tickets – Books of tickets can be bought online here and collected from Reception at Atlas Building, Harwell Campus or from University Offices on Wellington Square, OX1 3SZ. Alternatively, buy tickets at Electron Café, Harwell Campus. Present one ticket per trip to the driver.

Harwell Gold Card List

Harwell Campus Gold card holders

Contact

CSD

Steph Wells

STFC – BID

Marta Mordarska

STFC – RAL Space

Michelle King

STFC – Technology

Glyn Northing

STFC – CLF

Erica Bradshaw

STFC – PPD

Debbie Loader

STFC – SCD

Helen Walker

STFC – SPC

Sharon Cosgrove

STFC – ISIS

Emma Belcher

STFC – Nat Labs

Sue Carter

STFC – Finance

Hina Padhiar

Medical Research Council

Helen Ward

Diamond Light Source

Laura Attewell

Harwell Campus JV

Rosy Von Sternberg

RCAH

Susan Jones

Public Health England

Paul Barty

Satellite Applications Catapult

Helen Kelly

Conditions of Carriage

To maintain a fresh and pleasant experience aboard the shuttle, please:

  • do not eat hot food whilst travelling
  • hot drinks are only permitted if the container is fitted with a spill-resistant lid for safety reasons
  • take care when consuming hot beverages during transit
  • take any litter away with you
  • tell the driver if you have spilt anything
  • no smoking or e-cigarettes

Accessibility

Please be aware that access to the shuttle requires stepping up into the vehicle and manually operating a sliding door. For the pilot period there is currently no provision for wheelchair users to access the shuttles.

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