Train: Peterborough railway station is close to the city centre. If you don’t fancy walking, you can take a taxi from the station, or walk across to the bus station in the Queensgate shopping centre (there is a covered walkway to cross over the dual-carriageway road, Bourges Boulevard).
Bus: The bus station is in the Queensgate Shopping Centre, close to the railway station. Take the Citi 3 service as far as the “West Town” stop, closest to the prison, then walk through the park opposite the bus stop to the prison (about 5 minutes). You can see the bus timetable by following the link.
Walking: It will take about 30 minutes to walk to the prison from the railway station. Leave the station by turning left along the Bourges Boulevard dual carriageway. Go past Waitrose and turn left at the roundabout into Mayors Walk. Follow the road around the corner, over the railway until you have passed the traffic lights, then turn right into Priory Road. Go all the way to the end of Priory Road to arrive at Westfield Road. Cross over Westfield Road at the pedestrian crossing and then follow the footpath through the park to the prison.
Coming by car.
All volunteers will use the Visitors car park, which is immediately in front of the prison and accessible from Saville Road. Turn right opposite the Blue Fox company signboard (in Saville Road) and then turn sharp right into the visitors car park just before the prison access road bends round to the right. The postcode for sat-navs is PE3 7PD.
Please note that the car park has a 10mph speed limit and a one-way system is in operation. The entrance and exit barriers will be up at all times when visitors and volunteers may require access. There is no charge for parking.
Parking spaces are clearly marked and generously sized. Please do not occupy the reserved disabled spaces unnecessarily.
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