Travel routes for Bangor University’s new students

Bangor University will be welcoming the first students to the University’s newly remodelled St Mary’s Village this September.

In order to accommodate arrivals at the newly- opened £38 million site, in addition to the usual routes and arrival days given to new students, the University, in conjunction with the local council and police, have agreed a temporary one-way system for arriving traffic, up Lon Bopty to the St Mary’s Village.

New students arriving by car will be directed via Route Planner signage on the A55 to their Halls of Residence using three different routes.

Local residents are advised that there may be some traffic delays in and around Bangor over the week-end of 19-20 September as around 2,000 students and their parents arrive at the University’s various halls of residence.

The red and green routes arrive through town from the Llandygai/ Llys y Gwynt roundabout, with the green route turning down Sackville Road for the High Street and Lon Bopty and the red proceeding to the Ffriddoedd Site on Ffriddoedd Road and the Blue route leaving the A55 at the Parc Menai slip road by Britannia Bridge, via Holyhead Road into Upper Bangor. Local traffic may want to avoid these routes as traffic is expected to be busy.

"We have phased arrivals to St Mary’s Village over a longer period beginning on Wednesday 16 September, in order to reduce any possible traffic congestion, while arrivals at the main University student accommodation is split over the week-end, with the majority set to arrive on Sunday, when the roads are emptier," explains Ken Griffith, Head of Residences & Head Warden at Bangor University.

As the new students arrive at their Halls, they will be greeted by their Hall Wardens who will be responsible for their pastoral care during the year.  Also on hand to assist  new students, as they settle in to University life in Bangor, are the ‘Peer Guides’; the University’s  second and third year students who are trained to support and guide new students as they settle in to university life.

Publication date: 15 September 2015