Long Queues if You Bring Your Car onto Campus!
Car parking spaces at Edge Hill have always been at a premium at the start of a new academic year but due to the large number of new and returning students that will be coming onto campus over the next few weeks the car parks will be busier than ever.
We would strongly urge you not to bring your car and to look at alternative forms of transport to the campus.
Priority is given to commuting students and therefore residential students are not permitted to keep a car on campus, however you can visit the Travel section of our website for more information about alternative forms of transport.
There are trains running from Liverpool Central - Ormskirk (Northern Line) every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays, check the Merseytravel website for timetables and prices.
The Edgelink bus service runs every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday from Ormskirk Bus Station, which is just a 5 minute walk from the train station, to campus. This service is completely FREE to everyone who does not apply for a parking permit.
Alternatively, the campus is within walking distance from Ormskirk town centre (about 10-15 minutes) or there are cycle storage facilities on campus if you want to use a bike.
If you do still decide to bring your car you can expect delays to get onto the campus and spaces are filled on a first come first served basis, so you are not guaranteed to get one. Once all the spaces have been filled our parking attendants will ask you to find alternative, legal parking, off-campus. However, please note that parking restrictions apply on all residential roads leading to and adjacent to the campus. St Helens Road (A570) is designated a clearway and you are not permitted to park along this road.
For details of local public car parks please view the map from Lancashire District Council, which was also included in your Welcome Booklet.
The University continues to work hard with the Local Authority to find solutions to the limited number of car parking places and we would ask for your co-operation and understanding at this very busy time.