With September and the start of Semester 1 just around the corner, we have compiled the below information to hopefully make your daily commute a little easier and clearer.
Over 75% of campus users walk, cycle or use public transport to come to campus each day and UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport and other sustainable modes of transport wherever possible.
We are happy to announce that a new bus route, the 175 from Citywest to UCD is scheduled to start on Sunday September 09th serving Citywest,Tallaght, Old Bawn, Knockylon, Rathfarnham, Ballinteer & Dundrum with a frequency of every 30 minutes at peak times. Click here for more information.
The UCD – DART shuttle bus is scheduled to resume service from Monday 3rd September.
See the links below to help plan your daily commute:
Remember that permit parking will be in effect from Monday 10th September 2018. Parking permits are now available for purchase. Campus users must have a permit to park in permit car parks. To purchase a Semester 1 parking permit click here.
For a list of FAQs about parking, click here.
Hourly paid parking is very limited and charges of €1/hr capped at €3/day apply 8:00hrs-17:00hrs, Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays). Major pay & display car parks are located at car parks N4 (AIB), N5 (front of Belfield House) and W3 (Sports Centre). If you are expecting visitors to campus please encourage them to use public transport or taxis. Alternatively they should be directed to look for a space in the pay & display car parks. Click here to view the interactive map of pay and display car parks.
What you need to know about parking in UCD:
- Demand for parking spaces can exceed supply at peak times. A parking permit is not an entitlement to or a guarantee of a parking space. Parking is on a first come, first served basis.
- Permit parking is in effect 08:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) during academic teaching terms.
- A parking permit is not valid in hourly or premium pay and display/visitor parking spaces.
- Construction of Phase One of the Student Residences Masterplan has had an effect on campus pedestrian & vehicle access routes, most notably vehicular access to the centre of campus is no longer possible via the Owenstown Park Gate, off Fosters Avenue. Additional access to parking at the rear of the Lochlann Quinn School of Business via the Owenstown Park Gate will be made available in September. The 17 bus route has reverted to its original route of entering campus via the N11 entrance. For more information on these access arrangements click here.
- There is a cap imposed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) on the number of car parking spaces that UCD can provide.
- Internal traffic calming barriers are in place at the Church and at the rear of the James Joyce Library to prevent external motorists using UCD as a shortcut. Barriers are closed between the hours of 07:00 – 10:30 & 16:00 – 19:30. For the duration of Phase One of the Residences construction the traffic barrier at Centra will remain open.
- Students living on the Belfield Campus are not entitled to purchase a parking permit.
- Parking enforcement measures where cars are parked in breach of UCD Parking Regulations include fines, clamping and towing. A clamping appeals process is in place via NCPS & the NTA. In the event of an issue please contact NCPS on 0818 555 000 or visit www.ncps.ie