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Travel Support

Travel to and from Craven College is usually FREE with our travel bursary *
Students with a household income of £33,000 or less can claim a maximum of £200 per term for their main journey. We ask that students use the cheapest form of public transport and make use of any travel passes.

Once enrolled onto a course, students can apply for bursary travel financial support – Apply here

At the end of each term, students must download a travel claim form from Moodle and send the completed form to bursaries@craven-college.ac.uk


FREE travel for students on full-time and substantial part time courses*

Generous bursaries for full-time and substantial part time* students

Travel cards and discount passes for buses and trains

Cycle shed lockers and shower facilities for cyclists
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Travel leaflet

*A substantial part-time course will be at least 24 weeks over the academic year and at least 7 hours per week.

Travelling by bus

North Yorkshire

Harrogate Transdev Buses

Under 19’s travelling on Transdev Harrogate buses are entitled to 1/3 off adult fares. No pass or ID is required, just ask the driver for an Under 19’s ticket.

North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18 and live 3 miles or more from Craven College you can apply for the North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme. Discounts are offered for students from low-income household and terms and conditions apply. We can help students by paying some of the costs of the Travel Scheme. Contact Student Services for more information. For more details and to apply for this pass, visit the North Yorkshire County Council Post-16 Transport website.

Craven College may be able to help with the travel costs of the travel scheme. Please apply for travel financial support from the college via https://craven.paymystudent.com/portal/

Lancashire

Transdev Bus Pass – Pendle Wizz

Burnley – Nelson – Colne – Barnoldswick

Bus numberFare / Travel Pass
M1 and X43Eligible college students can claim a FREE Transdev bus pass directly from Craven College. This provides unlimited travel throughout East Lancashire and Skipton and can be used at weekends and Bank Holidays too. This is available to students with a household income under £33,000 per year. Please apply for your free bus pass via https://craven.paymystudent.com/portal/

Stagecoach Bus Pass

Preston – Clitheroe – Gisburn – Barnoldswick – Earby – Thornton in Craven

Bus numberFare / Travel Pass
280 and X80Eligible college students can claim a FREE Stagecoach bus pass directly from Craven College. This can be used at weekends and Bank Holidays too. This is available to students with a household income under £33,000 per year. Please apply for your free bus pass via https://craven.paymystudent.com/portal/

West Yorkshire

Metro 16-18 Card

Otley – Ilkley – Burley in Wharfedale – Addingham

Bus numberFare / Travel Pass
X84The Metro Card is for 16-18 year olds in full-time education and entitles you to half price bus anywhere in West Yorkshire. The Metro Card is available on https://m-cardunder19s.co.uk/
Travelling by train

North Yorkshire

Dales Railcard

Settle – Bentham – Clapham – Giggleswick – Gargrave

Train LineFare / Travel Pass
Carlisle LineThe Dales Railcard offers a third off train fares and is available to purchase from Settle and Skipton train stations or https://settle-carlisle.co.uk/product/dales-railcard/. The Dales Railcard costs £10 per person and lasts for one year.

North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18 and live 3 miles or more from Craven College you can apply for the North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme. Discounts are offered for students from low-income household and terms and conditions apply. We can help students by paying some of the costs of the Travel Scheme. Contact Student Services for more information. For more details and to apply for this pass, visit the North Yorkshire County Council Post-16 Transport website.

Craven College may be able to help with the travel costs of the travel scheme. Please apply for travel financial support from the college via https://craven.paymystudent.com/portal/

West Yorkshire

16-17 Saver Railcard

Leeds – Bradford – Shipley – Bingley – Keighley – Steeton & Silsden

Train LineFare / Travel Pass
Airedale LineThe 16-17 railcard is for 16-17 year-olds in full-time education and gives you half-price train including Standard, Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets. The 16-17 railcard is available to purchase at your local train station or https://www.16-17saver.co.uk/ and costs £30 per year.

16-25 Student Railcard

A 16-25 Railcard gives you a third off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance tickets when you travel after 10:00 Monday to Friday and any time at weekends and on Public Holidays.

The 16-25 railcard is available to purchase at your local train station or https://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/ and costs £30 per year.

Learning difficulties and/or disabilities

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require special needs assistance with transport, you need to apply to your local authority. They may ask you to send them a letter from your doctor or designated medical officer. If you have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, this will be carefully considered.

If the application for special transport is approved, this will be arranged by the Integrated Passenger Transport Group who will write to you with details of the arrangements.

Travelling by Bicycle

The College is keen to support and promote both healthy living and measures to reduce pollution. We encourage all staff and students to use alternative methods of transport where possible and to consider walking, cycling or car sharing. Cycle shed lockers and shower facilities are available for cyclists.

Travelling by car

If you travel by car, provided there is no cheaper form of travel by public transport, the College will make travel payments of up to £200 per term (subject to funding) to assist with your travel costs.

If you wish to park at the Aireville Campus car park in the day time (8.30am – 5pm) you will need a Student Car Park Permit. This costs £4 per academic year and is available from Craven College Reception.

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