Freshers’ Festival 2014: How to Find Us

Thanks the Freshers’ gods, it’s easier than ever to get yourself down to the SECC for two days of festival fun.  Not only do we have our reliable free buses picking up and dropping off troops from the city centre at 24 locations, there’s a whole host of others ways to get there, meaning that no matter where you are, we’re making sure to bring the event to you.

So there’s no need to worry about standing in the middle of Buchanan Street unfolding your giant map, or having your nose stuck in  your phone to use Google maps (watch you don’t fall into the Clyde), as it’s easy peasy to get to the event in mere minutes.

Walk It

Starting off the academic year feeling fit? Health kick your way to the event and make your way to the arena on foot. The local area around the SECC is serviced by a footpath and a footbridge network. There are also two foot bridgeswhich cross the Clydeside express way at both the front and the rear of the SECC. There are two pedestrian bridges crossing from the Science Centre to the SECC Conference Centre and the Clyde Arc bridge (otherwise known as the ‘Squinty Bridge’) carries both traffic and pedestrians from one side of the river to the other. So put your best foot forward and hurry up – those freebies won’t last forever!

Use Google Maps to plan your route on foot

Train It

Once you’re in Glasgow, your journey right to our front door can be completed by train. Trains run to the SECC from the city centre with a journey time of just three minutes! So even if you make the fatal mistake of turning up with eyes bigger than your carrier bag; you can do multiple home runs to get those freebies to where they need to be (your own personal stash).

The Exhibition Centre station is the SECC’s own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Central Station (Platform 17 is on the lower level) will bring you to Exhibition Centre station in record timing. Plan your journey by reviewing ScotRail’s latest timetables, download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688 or book your tickets


Taxi It

Taxi! There are taxi ranks throughout the city. Main pick-up points include Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels. An average journey from the city centre will cost around £5.00. Grab your buds and pile in to get to Freshers pronto!

Drive It

Want to pull up to the SECC in your own beloved automobile? To get there with the greatest of ease, leave the M8 motorway at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take cut off signposted SECC East. Turn left at traffic signals and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking at the venue. Smashing!

Bike It

Do you want to ride your bicycle? (cue Queen music) Well use some pedal power then and cycle your way right to the action. The SECC has link roads and paths that are easily navigated by bicycle as well as cycle paths that run alongside the Clyde. Click here to view the cycle paths around the SECC.

It’s settled then; we’ll see you there! Don’t forget to give us a hug.

For more information on the SECC, visit the website.

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