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As part of a vision which holds sustainability and the environment in mind, here at BMC we are always keen to increase travel choice to our staff, students and visitors.

These pages provide information on the transport services available across Melton Mowbray and the Leicestershire area to help students and staff to plan their travel routes to college.

BMC continues to invest in dedicated new college routes, making it even easier to access the course of your choice. BMC is accessible from all parts of Leicestershire and surrounding counties. Alongside our dedicated routes into college, you will also find an excellent network of public bus services into both Brooksby and Melton campuses.

If you have any questions you can contact us directly on 01664 855 211

Route Number

Pick Up Points on Route

Route 1 – Nottingham (College Minibus)* Nottingham > West Bridgford > Nottingham Knight > Clifton > Ruddington > Melton > Brooksby
Route 2 – Radcliffe (College Minibus)* Radcliffe > Cotgrave > Keyworth > Bradmore > Hickling > Nether Broughton > Old Dalby > Melton > Brooksby
Route 3 – Bingham (College Minibus)* Cropwell Bishop > Bingham > Bottesford > Redmile > Plungar > Stathern > Harby > Hose > Goadby Marwood > Melton > Brooksby
Route 4 – Market Harborough (College Contract Coach)* Market Harborough > Kibworth > Great Glen > Billesdon > Houghton > Thurnby > Scraptoft > Hamilton > Brooksby > Melton
Route 5 – Lutterworth (College Contract Coach)* Lutterworth > Dunton Bassett > Broughton Astley > Cosby > Whetstone > Narborough > Enderby > LFE  > Glenfield > New Parks > Beaumont Leys > Birstall >Brooksby > Melton
Route 7 – Ashby de la Zouch (College Contract Coach)* Church Gresley > Moira > Ashby de la Zouch > Ravenstone > Coalville > Hugglescote > Ellistown > Bagworth > Thornton > Markfield > Groby > Anstey > Brooksby > Melton
Route 8 – Hinckley (College Contract Coach)* Burbage > Hinckley > Barwell > Earl Shilton > Desford > Ratby > Brooksby >Melton
Route 9 – East Leake/Loughborough (College Contract Coach)* East Leake > Hathern > Shepshed > Loughborough > Quorn > Mountsorrel > Rothley > Barrow upon Soar > Sileby > Brooksby > Melton
Centrebus S29 – Stamford/Oakham (Rutland /College contract)* Essendine > Ryhall > Stamford > Greetham > Cottesmore > Oakham > Langham > Whissendine > Melton > Brooksby
Cenrebus 8 – Grantham (Centrebus Pass)* Grantham > Harlaxton > Croxton Kerrial > Waltham on the Wolds > Melton > Brooksby

 

All annual passes cost £475 payable in full or in instalments by direct debit. To discuss these routes please contact Transport Services on 01664 855 211 or email transport@brooksbymelton.ac.uk to request an application form.

*All routes and prices are correct for 2017 entry. Final timetables for all 2017/18 routes will be published in August 2017. Please contact Transport Services on 01664 855211 if you have any travel queries.

 

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Bus routes

Student Saver Pass

Annual Midland Student Saver Pass available from £485* per year which can be used throughout the East Midlands on evenings, weekends and bank holidays in addition to your travel to college, offering amazing value for money. Available to all students including degree level.

Apply online by visiting their website and for further details of this and many other Arriva ticket options.

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Bus routes

Bus pass

Annual subsidised college passes are available directly from BMC for Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland from £475* per academic year. Offer open to all students, including degree level.

Contact BMC Transport Team for an application form and further information.
Tel: 01664 855 211 or email transport@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

Visit the Centrebus website to check if they have a route near you and then contact BMC Transport Team for an application form and further information.

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*All details are correct for 2017 entry. Please contact our Transport Team  on 01664 855211 if you have any travel queries.

From September 2018, Degree levels students at BMC will have the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds: you will be able to study one of our specialist Degrees in the heart of rural Leicestershire whilst living in BMC-approved accommodation in Leicester City Centre.

For students who choose to live in our Leicester accommodation, we are providing FREE transport to and from BMC, so that you can experience city living with the added benefit of stress-free travel!

You would be surprised at the rail connections to BMC, find an option that suits you! You will find a range of options for train tickets which will enable you to purchase tickets on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

 

From To Journey Time No. of Changes
Leicester Melton Mowbray 15 mins No changes
Hinckley Melton Mowbray 35 mins No changes
Oakham Melton Mowbray 11 mins No changes
Stamford Melton Mowbray 27 mins No changes
Loughborough Melton Mowbray 50 mins One change
Birmingham Melton Mowbray 1hr 40 mins No changes
Sheffield Melton Mowbray 1hr 36 mins No changes
Peterborough Melton Mowbray 40 mins No changes
London Melton Mowbray 1hr 40 mins One change

The Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street rail link runs through Melton Mowbray, linking the cities of Birmingham, Leicester and Cambridge!

For more information on rail connections, prices and information on season tickets to Melton Mowbray from your local area click here:

National Rail

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The Train Line

 

If you would prefer to travel to college by train then it may be worth purchasing a 16-25 year old railcard. Costing just £30 per year, the 16-25 year old railcard saves you 1/3 off rail fares*. You can also apply for a 16-25 railcard if you are ages 26 or over; in full time study for over 15 hours a week and at least 20 weeks a year. *schedule restrictions may apply

16-15 railcard

Parking is free at our  Brooksby Campus. Don’t delay in contacting Student Services for a Parking Permit Application Form. The spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis. Order yours today!

Blue Badge parking is also available at all Campuses. Please reserve yours today with Student Services.

Download the Parking Permit application form.

Whilst we do not offer free parking at our Melton Campus, you are able to use the public car park on Wilton Road (adjacent to the Melton campus) and a number of others available in the area. Car Parking Charges at Melton Mowbray are as follows. Please visit the Melton Council website for more details:-

Short stay pay charges in Melton Mowbray

Car parks: Chapel Street, St Mary’s Way, Waterfield Leisure Centre, Wilton Road

Parking duration Charge Tuesday charge
1 Hour 70p £1.10
2 Hours £1.40 £2.20
3 Hours £2.00 £3.30
Sunday no charge

Long stay pay charges in Melton Mowbray

Car parks: Burton Street, Mill Street, Cattle Marketing (Parkside offices, Sat only), Scalford Road, Thorpe End

Parking duration Charge
2 Hours £1.10p
4 Hours £2.20
All day £3.30
Weekly £7

Melton Borough Council Season Ticket Permits in Long Stay Car Parks

A Season Ticket Permit is available for use in any of the following long stay public car parks.

  • Mill Street Pay and Display Car Park
  • Burton Street Pay and Display Car Park
  • Scalford Road Pay and Display Car Park
  • Thorpe End Car Park

Annual Ticket £330

6 monthly ticket £180

You can purchase a permit online by visiting Melton Borough Council website.

For directions to the above car parks click here.

Hire a scooter or moped for just £30 per month!

With an ever increasing fleet of vehicles and still growing, Wheels 2 Work now helps people aged between 16 and 60 to access employment or education throughout the county.

  • FREE CBT Motorcycle training
  • FREE protective clothing
  • FREE vehicle insurance and servicing

Wheels 2 Work Leicestershire and Rutland is part of Melton Borough Council and runs from offices in Melton which now has a larger dedicated team offering you support and advice.

For further information click here:

Wheels2work

There are other options when you wish to travel to BMC and our team can help you find the right solution for you. Just get in touch!

Local Taxi companies

It’s easy to gain access to the Brooksby campus from Melton Mowbray, simply call a cab: You’ll get a 10% student discount on production of BMC Student Identity Card.

  • Valley Taxis, Melton Mowbray – 01664 813400
  • ABC Taxis, Leicester – 0116 255 5111

FREE BMC Student Shuttle Service

BMC provide an internal shuttle service at our Brooksby campus to ensure that you are able to get around and get to your lectures on time. Our vehicles and drivers are also available to provide transport for field trips and other offsite activities to enhance your overall experience at BMC.

Car sharing

Is your car as cheap to run as you think? It is often very easy to overlook the real cost of running a car. As well as the cost of fuel, there are all the hidden extras such as car tax, car insurance, MOT test, breakdown cover, servicing parts and repairs. You may never have considered car sharing, however you could halve your fuel costs, reduce stress and CO2 and make new friends.
The ideal car sharer could be sat in the next office or classroom and you have no idea! We are currently considering an initiative to promote car sharing within the college. You never know…it could be you!
Click here for more:

LeicesterSHARE

For more information please contact Transport Services on 01664 855 211 or email transport@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College Bursary and Discretionary Funds, for further information visit the Finances page or contact Student Services on 01664 855 293.

This guide has been created to provide the very best information for all visitors to Brooksby Melton College, whether this is via public transport, car, bicycle or on foot.

Download the full guide here