The UAB restructures its public road transport to make it more efficient and sustainable
Starting on Monday 12 September, the UAB will set into motion its restructure of the public road transport system on campus with the aim of making it more efficient and sustainable. The interurban bus stops (for busses coming from other towns) will be concentrated in two campus points instead of travelling through the whole campus. These two new stops, located so that passengers can reach any part of the campus in approximately 10 minutes, will connect with the UAB’s internal busses, which will continue to circulate around campus and stop at the different faculties. The restructure aims to reduce aire and noise pollution.
The two new stops, located so that passengers can reach any part of the campus in approximately 10 minutes, will connect with the UAB’s internal busses, which will continue to circulate around campus and stop at the different faculties.
The new bus routes will reduce CO2 emissions by 32 tonnes each year.
In the past few years, the UAB has experienced a growth in the offer of interurban bus lines which have taken over some of our roads, particularly those with assigned bus stops. This has led to an increase in travel time and also a rise in noise and air pollution, given that from 63 towns connected to the campus by bus in 2016, there are now 87 towns in 2022. This service is currently used by 1,700 people, although some days this figure can reach a total of 3,000 passengers.
Under the UAB's sustainable mobility framework, the Office of the Vice Rector for Campus, Sustainability and Territory, in collaboration with the government's Directorate-General of Mobility and Transport, have devised a new more efficient system for the buses travelling to and from the UAB campus. To foster this more sustainable and efficient mobility plan, in accordance with the directives of the UAB Mobility Plan, in September the UAB will offer a newly structured system concentrating all buses in two interurban bus stops:
- FGC- Central Axis: bus stop for those entering the campus on the Serragalliners road (Berga, Manresa and Olesa-Terrassa).
- Central Axis South: bus stop for all buses entering from the south and the AP-7 motorway.
These two stops are located close to many of the campus' buildings and passengers will be able to walk to most campus areas in maximum 10 minutes. Connections can also be made with the buses circulating around campus.
The new routes represent a reduction in fuel consumption and gas emissions, with almost 32 tonnes of CO₂ less being released into the atmosphere each year.
The new stops will be used by all buses except for two internal UAB bus lines, the Barcelona-Cerdanyola-UAB line, buses with weekly and night services, which will all continue to have the same routes and stops.
UAB Internal Bus Service
The UAB campus bus lines will change their routes slightly to accommodate to the new northern and southern interurban bus stops and take passengers to the farthest parts of the campus.
The UAB has designed the new bus stops, which will start functioning on Monday 12 September, to offer passengers a comfortable and safe place to wait, with all the necessary information on the bus service, while also guaranteeing accessibility and safety for both pedestrians and buses. Thus, an area used by very few people as a car park is now a community space dedicated to the use of public transport.
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The updated timetables can be found through the following channels:
You can also access updated information with your smartphone or tablet at the bus stops, by scanning the QR code for each bus line.