Travelling to Brock

Travelling to Brock

We are easily accessible by train or via our extensive bus network.

Trains to/from Bournemouth currently run up to 4 times per hour and trains to/from Southampton run up to 3 times per hour.

Buses arrive by 8:50am for the 9:00am start and depart at 4:30pm.

Travelling by bus

Our extensive bus network covers Ringwood, Verwood, Lymington, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Totton and the Waterside, plus numerous towns and villages in between.

For 2021/22 we offered subsidised bus passes on both a full academic year (i.e. 06/09/2021 – 07/07/2022) and period-specific (e.g. 25/04/2022 – 17/05/2022) basis. An ‘early bird’ discount applied to purchases pre-01/09/2021 and daily single/return fares are available on our buses (excepting C16 & C27).

For greater flexibility, 2021/22 College bus passes are valid – including evenings and weekends – on the Blue Star 6, 8 & 9 and the More Bus X1/X2, X3 & X6 public services and no extra charge.

2022/23 bus passes will be available for purchase via our online Brock Shop from early August 2022 and students eligible for the Discretionary Bursary will receive a further 50% discount. The latest bus timetables and current pass pricing can be found in the 2021/22 Travel Information section below (indicative only for 2022/23).

 

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Travelling by train

We recommend students under 18 obtain the new 16-17 Railcard. This railcard was introduced for 2019, costs just £30 per year, and affords a 50% discount on most ticket types (including singles, returns and season tickets).

*16-17 Saver Railcard*

Season tickets purchased before the 16-17 Saver expires may be valid for up to 4 months after the passenger’s 18th birthday – students turning 18 during the academic year should consider buying a discounted season pass prior to turning 18.

18+ students eligible for the 2022/23 Discretionary Bursary may receive a 50% contribution towards rail fares. Students eligible for either the 16-18 Vulnerable Bursary or 19+ Bursary may receive a 100% contribution towards rail fares.

The 16-25 Railcard has fare and travel time restrictions and may not be suitable for all timetables/journeys. We recommend you do not purchase without first fully investigating its usefulness.

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Walking between the station and the College takes just 7 minutes

Travelling to Marchwood

Our C27 bus operates direct from Totton train station to our Construction & Marine Technologies Training Centre in the Marchwood Industrial Park.

The C27’s 0827 hrs departure from Totton coincides with current (reviewed periodically) rail arrivals from the wider Bournemouth and Southampton areas and students travelling from the Hythe and Waterside area can use the BlueStar 8 and/or 9 public services to access Marchwood village (a c. 7-minute walk to the Centre)

Please email travel@brock.ac.uk for recommendations as to which trains offer the fastest journey and see below for the C27 timetable.

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Travelling by car

Parking permits for our large student car park are available via the online Brock Shop (September £100, January £75, currently £50 for parking until July 2022).

A one-way system is in place. All drivers must enter the site via the main entrance and leave via North Road.

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Travel for International Students

International students who will be completing a full academic year at the College will have a travel pass included in their fees, this may differ for those only completing a short course.

You can check your entitlement below.

Absence

Parents wishing to report absences can do so by emailing or calling.

01590 625530

Travel enquiries

01590 625533