New timetable concept at the Westerberg

Since 2 September, there have been some changes to the VOS timetable that may be relevant for your journey to the university. Here is a brief overview of the changes that could affect you:

  • Campus line 16 will be extended from the “Campus Westerberg” stop (Sedanplatz) in the direction of Eversburg/Büren. This means that the former line 11 becomes line 16 and continues to run from the city border as R16 (formerly R11) in the direction of Wersen/Westerkappeln. From Neumarkt, line 16 is routed via the main railway station in the direction of Schinkel – Gretesch and thus replaces the former line 11 in this section.
  • The route via Westerberg increases the journey time between Eversburg and Neumarkt by approx. 2-4 minutes, depending on the direction.
  • Line M2 continues to run every 10 minutes directly in the direction of the northern city centre and Neumarkt. This means that there are good transfer options between lines M2, 16 and 17 at Eversburger Platz or Campus Westerberg.
  • Line 16 remains on Natruper Straße from Campus Westerberg (Sedanplatz) in the direction of Eversburg. For the area of the Science Park, the existing footpath connections continue to provide good accessibility to the stops of lines M2, 16 and 17 in the area of Natruper Straße.

You can find more information about the timetable change on the page of the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Osnabrück: Timetable changes for 02 September 2021

Changes in the bus network at Westerberg

There has been another change in the bus network at the Westerberg campus, which will take place temporarily until around February 2022 due to the construction site in Natruper Straße.

The diversions will come into effect from Thursday 25.11.2021.

Rerouting line M2 and N2 in both directions: Natruper Straße – An der Bornau – Pagenstecher Straße – Walkmühlenweg – Natruper Straße

Rerouting of line 16 and 17 in both directions: Albrechtstraße – Springmannskamp – Pagenstecher Straße – Walkmühlenweg – Natruper Straße

The Campus Westerberg stop is now only served by lines 16 and 17.

The M2 and N2 lines serve the Springmannskamp stop on Pagenstecher Straße as a substitute.

The following stops are cancelled:

  • Umweltstiftung
  • Artilleriestraße

A sketch of the diversion can be found here: Reroute sketch from 25.11.21.

Source: https://www.vos.info/aktuelles/verkehrsmeldungen.html (traffic news from 23.11.2021)

Action: Use public transport nationwide!

It’s the semester break and the ceiling is falling on your head? Then we have great news for you!

From 13 to 26 September, you can use public transport free of charge all over Germany.

To take advantage of this offer you need to do the following:

  • Register at www.besserweiter.de from 06.09.
  • Enter name, postcode, transport association and matriculation number
  • Check mailbox (this is where the ticket will be sent)

You can then use around 95% of the local transport services with your semester ticket!

EC, ICE, IC are not included, but there is an option to get a shortened Bahncard 25 and thus also use these trains at a reduced price.

We wish you lots of fun on your exploration tours!