Find out all you need to know about travelling to our Carlisle campuses, whether you're driving, cycling or using public transport
Pay and display parking
Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operates a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website. Please see the table below for prices.
|Length of time||Price|
Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)
Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.
This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors' parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors' parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.
Unless a dedicated visitors' parking area has been provided, visitors' parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.
Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.
For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:
‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.
- Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.
Brampton Road Stanwix House
Residential and non-residential students are entitled to park at the Brampton Road campus free of charge with a permit.
There is no student parking on campus (including the car share spaces) between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays other than by purchasing a pay and display ticket. This includes students resident in Carrock Hall.
|All campuses||Salary Band 1 – Up to £10,500||£55.55|
|All campuses||Salary Band 2 – £10,500 - £15,000||£118.14|
|All campuses||Salary Band 3 - £15,000 - £25,000||£145.64|
|All campuses||Salary Band 4 - £25,000 - £35,000||£169.62|
|All campuses||Salary Band 5 - £35,000 - £42,000||£217.69|
|All campuses||Salary Band 6 – Over £42,000||£255.31|
|All campuses||Car share||Cost determined by salary band.|
|All campuses||12-week permits||£48.07|
|All campuses||Zero VED permit||50% discount on any of the above permit prices. Cost determined by salary band.|
Salary sacrifice and staff car parking
Staff car parking permits are available through a salary sacrifice scheme, which works in a similar way to other University salary sacrifice schemes currently in operation, i.e. childcare vouchers and cycle scheme. The salary sacrifice arrangement will work on an ‘opt-out’ basis. Full details on the scheme are available on the FAQs, or contact Payroll by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vehicle access to the Brampton Road campus is only available from Brampton Road. Drivers entering and exiting the pay and display car parking area should exercise particular caution as visibility is compromised by the wall.
The car park at Stanwix House is accessed via a gate off Church Street near to Stanwix Primary School.
Disabled parking spaces are available opposite main Reception.
Car share priority spaces are available in the Pay and Display car park.
Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Brampton Road Reception.
A one-way traffic flow exists around the campus with the entrance off Fusehill Street at Blencathra and the exit onto Fusehill Street at Bowscale. The entrance and exit are controlled by automatic barriers. Staff can request an activator for the entrance barrier from Reception.
Designated parking bays for disabled persons are located:
- by the main entrance to Skiddaw;
- opposite Blencathra;
- by the main entrance to Calva;
- by Carrock Hall of Residence; and
- by the Sports hall.
Car share priority spaces are available within the car park in front of Skiddaw.
Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Fusehill Street Reception.
Some of the spaces outside Blencathra are reserved for visitors only. These spaces are not available for any other type of permit holder or Pay and Display ticket holders.
Our Carlisle campuses are well-served by public transport, with buses stopping frequently at the stops near the campus entrance.
The Carlisle Train Station is a 10-minute walk away from our Fusehill Street campus and a 25-minute walk from our Brampton Road campus. It's position on the West Coast mainline means that it's easy to get here from Newcastly, Manchester or Glasgow.
Rent a moped
If your usual home address is in Cumbria and you face difficulties getting to our University, it might be possible to loan you a moped at a heavily discounted rate. The moped could be used to get to one of our campuses or to get you to a bus stop or train station.
The moped loan scheme called Wheels 2 Work (W2W) is operated by Inspira and all arrangements would be made with their W2W Co-ordinator.
To be eligible for a loan:
- You must be under 20 years old and your permanent address must be in Cumbria.
- You will have difficulty accessing one of our courses because of transport problems.
If a loan is agreed:
- The maximum hire period for accessing an education course is ten months.
- A one-day training course is provided and must be completed before the moped is handed over.
- The loan fee includes full outer clothing, helmet and insurance, you just need to add fuel.
Your journey would be assessed by Inspira.
For more details please phone Deborah Naylor on 01900 604674 or email Deborah.Naylor@inspira.org.uk.