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Babraham Park & Ride

Babraham Road, Babraham, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3AB

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Park & Ride Office Opening Hours

  • The opening hours for the office are 07.00-18.30 seven days a week.


  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Shelford.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the park & ride office / waiting area entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the park & ride office / waiting area entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are electric charging bays and parent and child bays available within the the car park.
    • The payment machines are located outside the office.

Vehicle Entrance and Vehicle Exit

  • The vehicle entrance and vehicle exit is located just off Cherry Hinton Road.
  • There is a height restriction barrier of 210cm at the entrance and exit.

Outside Access (Park & Ride Office / Waiting Area Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance, on the opposite side of this entrance.

Reception (Park & Ride Office / Waiting Area)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access (Park & Ride Office / Waiting Area)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Park & Ride Grounds

  • Tickets are available from machines near the bus stops at the car park or online before you travel.
  • Please enter your car registration number using the touch screens and follow the simple steps.
  • These machines are at a level suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Parking starts from £1.00 for up to 18 hours to annual season tickets at £230.00.
  • Bus tickets cost £3.00 (return) to the city centre and there are weekly, monthly and annual tickets available.
  • Buses operate at the following times to the city centre:-
  • Monday to Saturday - up to every 10 minutes between 07:00 and 19:00.
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays - up to every 15 minutes between 09.30 and 18:00.
  • Coach Services from Madingley Road:- National Express 350 to Southend or Liverpool.
  • National Express 370 to Clacton or Runcorn.
  • Stagecoach X5 to Oxford.
  • Other buses from Madingley Road:- U to Cambridge University & Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Bus Station

  • The station is staffed.
  • There are generally 1 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is not staffed between 18.30-07.00.
  • There is not an office to obtain help (other than the ticket office).
  • There is a ticket office / travel centre.
  • The ticket office / travel centre is located opposite the bus stop at the centre of the park & ride facility.
  • The ticket office / travel centre is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the bus stop.
  • There are 1 stands / bays.
  • The stands which have level access are 1.
  • Announcements are visual.
  • The bus companies operating within this station are Stagecoach Cambridge, Whippet Coaches & National Express.
  • There is not a taxi rank at the station.
  • There is not a wheelchair for patrons to borrow.

Accessible Toilet (Park & Ride Office / Waiting Area)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 310cm (6ft 7in x 10ft 2in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, general domestic waste, clinical waste and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Park & Ride Office / Waiting Area)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located anywhere within the park and ride grounds.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.