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Bus Services update

Unfortunately the University does not and cannot influence commercial decisions being taken by bus service companies to discontinue services based on patronage.

13th May 2022

Construction of New Roundabout: Phase 2 (03 May to December 2022)

From Tuesday 03 May the Construction of a new roundabout on H9 Groveway will be starting, to carry out the construction phase safely it will be necessary to close this section of the H9 Groveway until the scheme is completed in December 2022, this includes the diversion of six major power supply cables by Western Power Distribution which is being coordinated into the scheme.

25th April 2022

Vale Travel ceasing to operate 11 / 11X bus service

We have been informed by Vale Travel that they are ceasing to operate 11 / 11X bus service as of 29 April 2022. This is due to the service no longer being financially viable to operate.

If you have any questions, please contact


12th April 2022

Alternative Commutes to Work

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Read our article on commute options to Walton Hall Campus here - Alternative Commutes to Work

22nd March 2022

Construction of new Roundabout at H9 Groveway / Walton Drive - Advance Site Clearance Works

Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) has obtained planning consent (Planning Reference: 19/00218/OUT) for the construction of a new housing development in Walton Manor area. As a part of this planning approval, the developer, MKDP will be constructing a new 4 arm roundabout at H9 Groveway junction with Walton Drive to ensure safe access to the new development and the Open University.

9th February 2022

Changes to the Highway Code - For All Drivers

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From 29 January 2022 there have been changes to the Highway Code, in summary please see below:

7th February 2022

EV Charging Post at Wellingborough Warehouse

We are delighted to announce that an EV charging post has been installed at Wellingborough Warehouse for visitors and staff.

Staff who wish to use this post will need to join the EV Membership Scheme, please email Travel-Advice at or go to the Travel Advice webpage for information on how the scheme works.
Follow the link here -

28th January 2022

E-bike conversion kit / components via Cyclescheme

Further to recent feedback we can confirm that after contacting Cyclescheme you are able to purchase an e-bike conversion kit / components with a Cyclescheme voucher. However this is subject to a retailer agreeing to this.

It is advised to follow the steps below, complete your own research and receive advice on this option before applying for a voucher.

19th October 2021

How to charge your electric car for free across the UK

How to charge your electric car for free across the UK including at selected big retailers, e.g Tesco

26th August 2021

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