Canterbury Christ Church University

Sep 29, 2020

Canterbury Christ Church University
Location: Medway/Canterbury

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education that makes a real and positive difference in people’s lives. National Express Transport Solution has worked with Canterbury Christchurch University since 2010 and the East Kent depot has operated shuttles since September 2019 and has transported 13,500 passengers in one year. The shuttle bus is operated by The Kings Ferry travel services and operates Mondays to Fridays.

The challenge

Canterbury Christchurch University is based in multiple locations throughout Canterbury town such as the main campus, student and staff car park, library and sports centre. They require a regular shuttle service Monday to Friday to allow students and staff to travel from campus to campus. Shuttles are only required during term time.

The response

National Express Transport Solutions provides regular shuttle services operated from our East Kent depot. A total of 16 return shuttles are running Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:10. Daily passenger reports are provided to ensure service is being utilised and to manage the timings, vehicle size etc. Coaches have been branded and have clear visual signs and run continuously throughout the day.

Environmental Impact

By opting for a Kingsferry run student and staff shuttle service, CCCU has bettered the environment and saved a substantial amount of carbon emissions. 

During the 2018/2019 academic year, there were between 18,000 to 22,000 rides annually, around 380-460 per week.

Kingsferry’s operation of the student and staff shuttle service across the 2018/2019 academic year resulted in the following: 

  • 518.1 tonnes of emissions saved in comparison to Car (Diesel & Petrol average)**
  • 329.8 tonnes of emissions saved in comparison to Hybrid car 
  • 30.7 tonnes of emissions saved in comparison to Electric car
  • 29.7 tonnes of emissions saved in comparison to National Rail

Disclaimer

 

Based on 84 people travelling each day, 5 days a week (Mon-Fri), 45 weeks a year.

All passenger cars are assumed to be single-occupancy cars.

Greenhouse gas emissions are expressed in Carbon Dioxide equivalents (CO2e) per passenger kilometre (km). g CO2e = grams of Carbon Dioxide equivalents. g CO2e/passenger-km for the modes of transport shown above are:

Greenhouse gas emissions are expressed in Carbon Dioxide equivalents (CO2e) per passenger kilometre (km). g CO2e = grams of Carbon Dioxide equivalents. g CO2e/passenger-km for the modes of transport shown above are:

  • 33.5 g - Coach
  • 43.1 g - National Rail
  • 43.4 g - Electric Car (1 person)
  • 195.2 g - Diesel Car (1 person)
  • 206.0 g - Petrol Car (1 person)

Source data for the different modes of transport is from the DfT and can be found on the government website in table ENV0701.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/energy-and-environment-data-tables-env

 

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