Campus Safety & Transportation

Brescia campus hill. Parking

Daily parking permits, valid for use in LOT A (RED), are available for purchase at Clare Hall Reception and the Mother St. James Building. LOT A (RED) is the lower parking lot, located east of the Mother St. James building and accessed from Brescia Drive (entrance off Western Road).

Metered parking is available in LOT B (BLUE), located in front of the Mother St. James Building.

Parking Fees and Regulations Including information on Annual Permits

Transportation News & Updates:

November 9, 2018:

Western University and its Faculty Association (UWOFA) have reached a tentative agreement. Shuttle bus operations will continue to run as normal. Please refer to the Shuttle Bus Schedule for times of operation.

November 7, 2018:

Western University and UWOFA continue to work towards reaching a collective agreement before the deadline of November 9, 2018.

Regardless of the outcome, all classes will remain scheduled and will continue to operate at Brescia and the other affiliates. The shuttle bus service will continue to operate but please plan ahead as a strike could result in shuttle bus delays.

October 17, 2018:

Effective October 18, University Drive Bridge at Western University will be closed to all motorized vehicles for several months. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. LTC Bus Routes 6, 13 and 106 will be detoured effective Monday, October 15 until further notice. Please visit the LTC website for full detour information. Shuttle bus routes and details for Brescia and King’s will also change starting Monday, October 15. Please see the updated Shuttle Bus Schedule and Route Maps and allow for extra time when travelling to and around campus.

Questions? Contact the Bridge Closure Hotline Number at 519-661-3003, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the closure, please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/fm/ud_bridge.html

Transportation

The following is a list of reliable transportation modes available for you:

London Transit

The city bus system offers convenient bus routes across the city of London. They offer user friendly online bus schedules as well as phone support. For more information, visit the London Transit website.

Bus pass

All full-time students are provided with an 12 month bus pass. The bus pass is included in your student fees. Even if you plan on driving it is worth picking it up just in case you need it. They can be picked up at UCC in September

Ride Share

Save money, reduce traffic congestion, and help the environment!
Find a Brescia area commuter by registering as a carpooler through the City of London. For more information, visit the Regional Rideshare website that covers the Brescia, Huron, King’s and Western area.

Campus Shuttle Bus

There is a shuttle bus that runs in between Brescia and King’s campuses via Western and past Huron. The bus is free and you do not need to show your bus pass.
Please note: Shuttle bus routes for Brescia and King’s will change starting Monday, October 15 due to the unexpected closure of University Bridge at Western University. Please see the updated Shuttle Bus Schedule to plan accordingly.

Note – There will be No BUS SERVICE on the following dates:
Thanksgiving – October 9th, 2017
Fall Reading Week – October 10th to 13th, 2017
Study Day – December 9th, 2017
Christmas Break – December 22nd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018
Spring Reading Week – February 19th to 23rd, 2018
Good Friday – March 30th, 2018
Summer – May 1st to September 5th, 2018

athterisk-red-large During exams there is a special shuttle bus schedule:
Exam Bus Schedule
Exam Bus Route
Exam Taxi Service (Please note: Taxi Chits are available at Clare Hall Reception)

Greyhound Canada

Thinking about traveling out of town? Greyhound offers convenient schedules, student discounts, and provides service across North America. For more information, visit the Greyhound Canada website.

Via Rail

Want to travel on Rails? Try VIA Rail. They offer student discounts and provide service to most of Canada.

Taxis

Need a Taxi? The following are taxi services in the London area:

  • Yellow London Taxi (519 657-1111)
  • Checker Limousine (519 659 0400)
  • U-Need-A Cab Ltd. (519 438 2121)

Foot Patrol

You never have to walk alone! Western Foot Patrol provides safe escorts back to your car, will wait with you at a bus stop or drive you home if you live near campus. A male/female pair will be dispatched after calling (519) 661-3650 and giving your location. For more information, visit the Foot Patrol Website.

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