Shrewsbury Colleges Group extends its travel routes across county by a third

Shrewsbury Colleges Group extends its travel routes across county by a third2

Shrewsbury Colleges Group bus routes

Shrewsbury Colleges Group has invested in its bus links to improve transport for its students across the county, adding a new Newport route to its offer.

The Group, which was created when Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury College merged in August, now operates six subsidised routes across the whole county.

The Newport route, which is new for September 17, stops at Buntingsdale, Hinstock, Newport – Stafford Road, Newport – High Street, Roden, Edgmond, High Ercall, Crudgington, London Road, The Abbey and Barker Street – to serve all three College campuses.

Samantha Jones, Group Student Services Support Manager, said: “Shrewsbury Colleges Group is now the biggest college in the county and it’s important that we are offering students across Shropshire and beyond as much help in getting here as possible in order to study one of our varied programmes.

“As a group, we pay around £100,000 a year to the bus companies to help run these bus services and financial travel support is available through student services to help families with an income of £26,000 or less.

“We have increased its bus services by over a third and introduced a Bridgnorth route earlier in the year, which stops at  Much Wenlock, Cressage and Cross Houses before stopping at all three campuses. We now run six routes in total from Telford, Ludlow, Powys, Whitchurch/Market Drayton and the new routes Bridgnorth and Newport.”

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Erin Holley

Erin Holley, 19, from Shawbury, studying A Level Biology, catches the bus to College. She said: “The College is great and I really enjoy my studies here. I get a very early bus to College but it really hasn’t caused me any difficulties.”

More information on travel can be found at www.shrewsbury.ac.uk/support/travelling_to_college and Student Services can be contacted at 01743 432332.

For more information on A Levels at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, visit ssfc.ac.uk or call 01743 235491. For more information about studying at Shrewsbury College, visit www.shrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01743 342342. The next Advice Event is on Wednesday, July 5 from 5pm to 7pm at the London Road Campus.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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