Covid-19 and College Transport
The Coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on public transport for all areas of the UK, and Herefordshire is no exception.
For the latest bus timetables, and up-to-date timings for buses, these can be accessed from the Herefordshire Council website.
As of the 15th June 2020, it became mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport, this also applies to all college transport too. Further guidance is available here from Herefordshire Council.
Students travelling with Transport for Wales
For all students travelling with Transport for Wales - in order to apply for a railcard for the 2019/20 academic year, all new students will be required to submit a passport sized photograph to TFW rail via email in order for their train passes to be processed. Unfortunately, due to increases in fraudulent ticket use, TFW rail will not issue train tickets until they have recieved a passport sized photograph - applicants will need to email directly to the following email addresses:
Victoria Wornham - Victoria.Wornham@tfwrail.wales
Stephanie Mendez - Stephanie.Mendez@tfwrail.wales
Please be aware that submitting a passport sized photograph to TFW will replace the current guidelines that are outlined in the Herefordshire Council Post 16 travel application form of supplying the photo to the College on collection of the train passes.
If you have already made your application for 2019/20 Academic year through the Herefordshire Council Post 16 travel application form, you will need to email your passport photo without delay to one of the above email addresses.
If you have not yet made your travel arrangements for the 2019/20 academic year, this should be done immediately, as the process can take four weeks (from payment) for the train pass to be issued on to the College.
For further information about travelling by train, or queries in relation to supplying a passport sized photograph, please contact TFW rail using the email addresses above.
Travelling to College by public transport
If you are aged between 16 and 19 years you may be eligible for assistance with a travel pass through the local council.
If you require assistance with public transport or advice on routes available in Herefordshire contact:
Post 16 Transport Department at Herefordshire Council
Call: 01432 260928
Post 16 Transport Department,
Po Box 95,
If you live outside the county, contact your local county council for more information.
Details and conditions for the provision of transport assistance can be viewed on the Herefordshire Council's website on the 'Transport for 16-19 year olds' page.
For students based in Builth Wells, a new bus service is being made available from 3rd September 2019 - this service is being arranged by Hereford Sixth Form College, if you would like to apply for these buses, please complete the below forms and return them to Lyn Gage at Hereford Sixth Form College.
Please note that both of these services will run on college days only
Builth Wells Timetable
|Arriving Folly Lane||08.30|
|Returning from Herefordshire & Ludlow College Car Park||16.20|
For all other bus route information visit the Herefordshire Council's website on the 'Bus Services' page.
For students travelling by train, the Department of Transport is introducing an extension to half price rail fares for 16 and 17-year-olds through a new railcard. The new railcard will be launched on the 20th August, ready for the new academic year. Below is some of the information we have been given so far:
1. Who will be eligible for the new Railcard?
The new railcard can be purchased by all 16 and 17 year olds.
2. How much will the railcard cost?
It will cost £30 per year.
3. How long will the railcard be valid?
The railcard will be valid for one year or until the holder’s 18th birthday, whichever is earliest.
For more information on this new railcard, visit the dedicated 16-17 Saver Website
The closing dates for applications for train passes are:
- Autumn term train pass - 11 September 2020
- Spring term train pass - 15 January 2021
- Summer term train pass - 16 April 2021