Directions to the Workshop
The workshop sessions will take place at:
Directions to Birmingham and The University of Birmingham can be found here.
Maps of the campus and Vale area can be viewed as:
N.B. The Learning Resource Building is so new that is does not appear in the map
key. It is situated directly opposite the School of Computer
Science and is 30 seconds walk from the campus train station
- 14b - Learning Resource Building (workshop location)
- 77 - Chamberlain Hall (workshop accommodation -- not Shackleton Hall,
A bus will be made available from Chamberlain Hall to the workshop on the
days of the workshop.
Directions to the Accommodation
For those who register early enough, accommodation will be made available at
Chamberlain hall, situated on the Vale.
The Vale is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the main campus and the
University train station. Services run to University Station from New
Street Station (the main train station for Birmingham) approximately every 20
minutes. The last service from New Street is at 11:47pm weekdays / 23:17pm
Sundays. However, to avoid the walk to the accommodation you may prefer to get a
taxi directly to the Vale from New Street Station (for under 10 UKP) or from
Birmingham International Airport (for about 20-25 UKP).
Trains run to Birmingham New Street from Birmingham International
around every 30 minutes. A frequent and free bus service connects Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Train Station
(by the time of the Workshop, there may be a Maglev monorail operating instead).
1. Take plane to Birmingham International Airport
2. if BUDGET == UNLIMITED:
Take taxi to The Vale. STOP.
Take free bus/monorail to Birmingham International Train Station.
3. Take train to New Street Station
4. if BUDGET == MEDIUM:
Taxi to The Vale. STOP.
# BUDGET == STUDENT
5. Take train to University Station.
6. Walk to Vale. STOP.
Due to weekend track upgrades, replacement bus services are running
between on many stations. Severe delays are possible if you are travelling
on the weekend. Re-check your travel times at Railtrack.
Tips for travelling by train in the UK
- Buying one ticket to your final destination station is always cheaper than buying separate tickets for each leg of the journey.
- Return tickets (if available) are almost half the cost of two single fares.
- Return tickets between local stations are valid only for one day
(i.e. you can buy a return ticket to University station from
London, not from Birmingham International train station).
- 14-day, 7-day and 3-day advance discounts on train tickets can be bought
Cheaper discount fares may require that you to take a specific outbound train.
- Train services to London can be unreliable. You should schedule an extra
hour for delays on your return journey if your are returning by air.
- From New Street Station, look for services running to Redditch or Longbridge for trains that go to University Station.
Local Minicab Numbers
Last modified Thursday, 30-Jan-2003 12:54:35 GMT
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