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Friday 20 October
Estates > Environment > Travel > Train travel

Train travel

ARU train logo

Travelling by train is better for the environment than driving, but can also benefit you in lots of other ways. You wont need to worry about parking and traffic, you can read, work or rest and its a chance to fit in walking into your day. If you work or study at ARU please see the discounted ticket options available below.



Know your ticket choices

Abellio Greater Anglia (Staff and Students)


Ticket What do I get? How do I get one?
Flexi ticket Buy 20 standard day tickets with 10% off Use within 3 months Call 0345 6007245 and choose option 3
Monthly ticket 10% discount Call 0345 6007245 and choose option 3
Quarterly ticket 10% discount (valid for 3 months) Call 0345 6007245 and choose option 3
Annual ticket 15% discount Call 0345 6007245 and choose option 3

Discount applies from any Abellio Greater Anglia Station to Chelmsford or Cambridge.
*Tickets can only be purchased over the phone.

Great Northern and Greater Anglia (Staff only)

As members of 'Travel for Cambridgeshire' scheme ARU employees are entitled to discounts on Great Northern and Greater Anglia season tickets.

Ticket What do I get? How do I get one?
Season Ticket (From 1 calendar month up to 1 year, including odd period season tickets e.g. 3 months and 10 days) 10% discount

Tickets can be purchased:

  • Online
  • Telephone 03456007245 (option 2,then option 3)
  • Direct from Cambridge or Ely ticket offices only.
More details available in our guide. If you are purchasing from the ticket office please complete this form.
Bulk buy/Carnet ticket 10 single tickets for the price of 9

Additional benefits of purchasing an annual season ticket include a gold card, please read for more details.

Railcards (Students)

Ticket What do I get? How do I get one?
16-25 railcard or 25 + in full time education Buy a 16-25 young persons card to save up to a third on off peak journeys www.16-25railcard.co.uk
18+ Oyster photo card 30% discount on adult Travel cards, Bus & Tram passes with an 18+ Oyster photo card. (Must be living in London and on a full time course) www.tfl.gov.uk

Staff can apply for an interest free travel loan from HR for help with purchasing season tickets, please see the HR website for more details.

Chelmsford


Chelmsford Train Station is just a 9 minute walk from the campus or you can hop on a Chelmer Valley Park and Ride bus for 50p which stops on campus.  We also have plenty of cycle parking on campus if you wish to bring your bike.

Cambridge


Cambridge train station is a 20 minute walk from campus and we have plenty of cycle parking if you bring a bike.

Peterborough


Peterborough train station is a 25 minute walk from campus and we have plenty of cycle parking if you bring a bike. Brompton bikes are available to hire from £2.50 per day and are located just outside the train station.

The bus station is only a 5 minute walk to the train station where you can catch the number 1 bus which stops opposite Guild House (Woodston).

Journey planner


Plan your route with this handy door to door journey planner and our postcodes are listed below.

  • Chelmsford - CM1 1SQ
  • Cambridge - CB1 1PT
  • Peterborough - PE2 9PW