Sussex Estates and Facilities

Weekly transport updates

25 May 2023

The Transport reception has moved to Richmond

As part of building renovation works at the Hastings building, the Transport reception has temporarily moved to a reception in Richmond foyer until early June 2023, open from 10am to 2pm on weekdays.

Scratchcards and parking permit collections are now available from Richmond. For more information, visit the Transport website.

Upcoming rail strikes in May and June

A number of industrial action days have been announced by the ASLEF and RMT unions which will impact train services nationwide, including services to Falmer and the University. Announced dates are as follows.

ASLEF strike action days are as follows. On these days, there will be no Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink or Great Northern trains operating for the whole day.

  • Wednesday 31 May
  • Saturday 3 June

An overtime ban by ASLEF members will also take place on the following days. Reduced train timetables are expected on these days.

  • Thursday 1 June

RMT strike action is as follows. Reduced train timetables are expected on these days.

  • Friday 2 June

More detailed information and timetables will be released by rail service providers as they become available.

For more information, visit the Southern Rail website.

Surveys and impacts to campus roads

Work is taking place around the Eastern and the Southern Ring roads and the southern end of the North-South Road. These works are the first visible works of our Network Replacement Programme (NRP). The works will help get our campus ready for internet infrastructure improvements.

The works will cover 17 targeted roadside locations and involve hand digging of small trenches to survey our existing network. We will aim to keep disruption to a minimum. There is no need for diversions for cars or buses, but traffic marshals will be operating 'stop-go' signs where needed. Noise disruption is expected to be minimal.

On the Eastern Ring Road, works will start at the top of Boiler House Hill and move along the Eastern Ring Road, finishing nearby Freeman building. Work on the Southern Ring Road / North-South Road will start at the same time, starting adjacent to John Maynard Smith building and concluding on the south side of the Freeman building.

Cheap bus fares with Brighton & Hove Buses

Brighton & Hove Buses are offering cheaper fares to local residents, capped at £2 on all single fare bus journeys. The offer is funded through a £60 million scheme under the Government’s “Help for Households” programme to help the public with cost of living pressures over the winter.

This initiative is in place until the end of June. See more information via the Brighton & Hove Buses website.

Car parks, roads, and closures

If you receive a Parking Charge Notice (PCN), please ensure you follow all instructions on the ticket to contest or pay the notice charge.

  • P1 Science car park: open
  • Falmer Sports Complex: open
  • P3 Biology Road car park: open
  • P4 Sussex House car park: open
  • P5 Sport Centre car park: open
  • P6 Ridge car park: open
  • P7 Jubilee car park: open
  • P7a Upper Arts car park: open
  • P9 Lewes Court car park: closed
  • P11 Knights Gate car park: open