Canal steps at University station to be improved

Ever since BUBUG started, we’ve been pressing for easier access from the canal by the station. The Canal and River Trust have informed us:


“The Canal & River Trust are currently working with
our partners at Birmingham City Council to improve
the canal access at University Station Bridge. The
works are anticipated to be underway between early
July and late October 2016, and will require
contractors to operate from within the canal, and
much of the towpath within this period. Wherever
possible the towpath will be kept open, but on
occasions it will be necessary to close the path to
allow plant movements, dismantling and construction
operations to take place. Please observe the closure notices and dates when these are
installed in the coming weeks, these will be installed on to the closure fencing in the
interests of public safety. We apologise for any inconvenience a closure may cause you,
and will endeavour to deliver the works as swiftly as possible.
The towpath closures will affect the path between the access at Bridge 80 Bristol Rd (The
Dingle), and the steps at Somerset Rd Bridge 84. Please be aware that the nearest access
with cycle channels will be further along at Islington Row Bridge 86”

There’s still no word from the C&RT as to actual dates – it will be announced on their notices page first (restrict results to ‘Worcester and Birmingham Canal’).


UOB events for National Bike Week

Tuesday 14 June from 12-2pm – Staff House

Launch of 5 new loan bikes for staff

 Check out the bikes and register your interest

 Maps and information on local cycling around Birmingham


Tuesday 14 June – 5pm – Meet at University station plaza

Sociable and relaxed Bike ride

 Almost entirely off road route along canals and cycle paths

 Trained ride leaders

 Food and drink stop along the way

 Bikes can be arranged if you don’t have your own

Open to staff, students and hospital staff

To book your place email


Wednesday 15th June- from 6pm in WG5 – Aston Webb building

Screening of the critically acclaimed ‘Bicycle’ film

 The films BAFTA award winning director Michael Clifford will be speaking from 6 about this film and his next film all about mountain biking.

 Free entry and open to public