Travel Information Guide
A new Travel Information Guide has been produced with detailed information about travelling in and around Tadpole Garden Village.
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A Travel Plan is being implemented at the site to reduce the amount of traffic generated by the development and this will be achieved through the provision of various measures and incentives. Once you’ve completed your house purchase you will be given a ‘Tadpole Garden Village Travel Information Guide’ in your welcome pack, designed to help you travel in, out of and around your new neighbourhood.
In your welcome pack, you will also receive a Travel Voucher to the value or £50 which can contribute towards the purchase of an adult bicycle or bicycle equipment; or an unlimited 4 week TravelPass on Thamesdown and Stagecoach bus services in Swindon to help you on your way to making sustainable travel choices part of your everyday life.
To request a Travel Voucher or for further information, please contact the Travel Plan Coordinator.
Travel Plan Co-ordinator
Matrix Transport act as the Travel Plan Coordinator for Tadpole Garden Village.
If you have any queries or would like help on what travel choices are available to you, please do not hesitate to contact them,
Tel: 0845 600 6668
Below you will find further information about getting out and about around the wider area surrounding Tadpole Garden Village, including links to further online resources
Walking is a great way to get around Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon and the surrounding Cotswold areas. It is a Government recommendation to exercise at least 30 minutes a day; five times a week and you could easily do this by regularly walking.
Most key amenities and facilities are accessible by walking from Tadpole Garden Village as well as a number of attractions and interesting places to visit. This includes existing primary and secondary schools, local centres, shops, community centres and medical care – all within walking distance.
A dedicated cycle path has been installed along Tadpole Lane to improve walking and cycling access.
The Sustrans National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 45 also runs along Tadpole Lane west, which connects to Cricklade and the Cotswolds Water Park, as well as Swindon town centre. NCN 45 travels through Cotswold Water Park (approximately 8 miles from Tadpole Garden Village), is an area of approximately 40 square miles between Swindon and Cirencester with approximately 150 lakes and a wide variety of leisure activities.
Bike Shops + £50 Travel Voucher
If you want to cycle more, you can use your £50 Travel Voucher towards the cost of an adult bicycle or cycle equipment.
See your Travel Voucher for more details on how to claim this or contact the Travel Plan Coordinator.
Shops located in Swindon include:
• Swindon Cycles Superstore, 60A Beechcroft Road, Swindon, SN2 7QD Tel: 01793 700105 www.swindoncycles.co.uk
• Halfords Swindon, 2 Fleming Way, Swindon, SN1 2NN Tel: 01793 714760 www.halfords.com
• GO Outdoors Swindon, Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN1 2EQ Tel: 0844 3876821 www.gooutdoors.co.uk
There is an excellent bus service operating in North Swindon, with both Stagecoach and Swindon’s Bus Company services providing frequent and good value bus travel to Swindon Town Centre and surrounding areas. There are three bus stops in Tadpole Garden Village. They are located at William Morris Way, beside Tadpole Farm Academy school and at Greene Street, near the pond.
The number 9 service, operated by Stagecoach, stops at all three bus stops. Getting on at any bus stop in Tadpole Garden Village, the no. 9 will bring you down Cricklade Road straight to Swindon Bus Station, and beyond to Wroughton via the Old Town. Returning to Tadpole from Wroughton, in Swindon Town Centre the no. 9 stops at Fleming Way and Swindon Railway Station (but not the Bus Station). The no. 9 operates Monday to Saturday up to every 20 minutes during the day, and once an hour on Sundays.
Stagecoach also operate the no. 107, which connects Tadpole Garden Village to South Marston Park Monday to Friday, and is ideally timed to fit in with employment shift patterns. The 107 travels via the Orbital Shopping Park, Woodhall and Kingsdown. Swindon’s Bus Company operates bus services 11, 12, and 15, which serve Tortworth Road in nearby Oakhurst, and travel to the Orbital Shopping Park and beyond to Swindon Town Centre.
Free Bus Pass
As one of the travel options contained within the Travel Voucher, you can use your £50 Travel Voucher towards the cost of a 4-Week TravelPass.
See your Travel Voucher for more details on how to claim this.
Real Time Information
To find out when the next no.9 from Tadpole Garden Village is departing, just click here.
Swindon’s railway station is located in the heart of the town, just a few minutes’ walk from the bus station and the main shopping area.
Bus Service 4 provides a direct connection to Swindon Bus Station, less than 5 mins’ walk from Swindon Railway Station. The station, which is located approximately 5 miles south of Tadpole Garden Village, is also accessible by bike and is an approximate 25-minute cycle ride away.
Swindon has excellent rail connections, with services running for Swindon Station to all major centres in the region, including Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, London, Reading, Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Car Share Swindon is a completely free car share service that makes it safe, secure and easy to search for a car share partner and find people making similar trips to you. Simply enter your journey details to see if there is a suitable car share match for you.
Online shopping is a great way to have your groceries delivered without the need to make a trip. All major supermarkets offer this service and it can be a real way to save money as you can monitor the cost of your shopping all the way through the process, from the comfort of your own home.
There are often a surprising number of travel options available for your everyday journeys.
As part of the Tadpole Garden Village Travel Plan, your specially trained Travel Plan Co-ordinator can assess your travel needs and advise you on the choices for your journeys.
This is a free service to all Tadpole Garden Village residents.
Personal Travel Planning works to reduce car use and congestion, helping you to save money, whilst also encouraging:
• Health improvements through increased walking and cycling
• Greater use of public transport
• More use of local services by residents
• Improved local air quality and reduced noise levels
To discuss any travel or journey planning requirements, please contact your Travel plan co-ordinator at:
Tel: 0845 600 6668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org