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Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics

University of Sheffield, UK
6-8 September 2010


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Travel Information

The location of TP.CG.10

TPCG 2010 will be held at the Halifax conference centre in The Endcliffe Village (S10 3ER)

The main room thaw we will use is the Middleton

With parallel sessions will be held in Ennis

Refreshment and lunch breaks are indicated as 'refreshment area' on the floor plan:


PDF. Halifax location & parking map

Getting to Halifax, Endcliffe Vale Road, SHEFFIELD S10 3ER

By car

Parking on the Endcliffe Village site is very restricted; there
is some on-site parking which may be used if you pre-arrange
a permit. There is on-road parking in the surrounding streets.
From the north, south and east (M1, M18)

Approach Sheffield on the M1 and leave the motorway at
Junction 33, following the City Centre signs along the dual
carriageway A630/A57/A61 Parkway. Shortly after entering
the 40mph zone, turn right onto the Ring Road at junction 1
- Cutler's Gate, following signs for "University of Sheffield"
and "Barnsley A61".

Continue along the Ring Road, following signs for "University
of Sheffield", "Barnsley A61" and later "Glossop A57", through
junctions 10, 9, 8 and 7. At junction 7 - Shalesmoor - turn left
and continue uphill along the Ring Road, still following signs
for "University of Sheffield" and "Glossop A57". Continue along
Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout - junction 6 -
University Square. Take the third exit (Brook Hill), continue
past the University and turn left at the Children’s Hospital.
At the bottom of the hill turn right, and then bear left at the
next major junction into Clarkehouse Road. Continue straight
on past the Botanical Gardens and as the road curves to the
left turn right into Endcliffe Vale Road. Halifax is about 200
metres on the right.

From the west (A57 Snake Pass)

Follow the ‘City Centre’ signs. About 300 metres after the BP
filling station, turn right into Shore Lane. At the bottom turn
right and then first left into Endcliffe Vale Road. Halifax is
about 400 metres on your left.

By Train

Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services
operate between Sheffield and London St Pancras (21/2 hours),
Birmingham (11/4 hours), Leeds (1 hour), Manchester (1 hour)
and Nottingham (1 hour). The 40 bus stop is a short walk away
– stand D6 at the transport interchange.

Local Transport

By taxi

There are taxi ranks at the Railway Station and the City Hall.
The journey to Halifax can take 20 minutes; you should expect
to pay about £8.

By bus

The 40 bus service departs from the transport interchange
(stand D6); it runs every 10 minutes during daytime weekdays
and Saturdays, and every 20 minutes until midnight in the
evening and Sundays. Ask for the Endcliffe Crescent stop.
The 120 service runs from the city centre weekdays until
about 9pm.
The 80 bus also runs past Halifax.


Air Travel:

Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour's travel time from Sheffield.

Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster is around 30 minutes away by car.

Manchester Airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night.

Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.


Some coach information

National Express operates a comprehensive coach service to most parts of the country from Sheffield Transport Interchange, Pond Street. The fastest service to London takes about 3.5 hours. The 40 bus runs from the Transport Interchange, and there are Supertram links via the railway station (platform 6b) and Commercial Street.

National Express coaches

Megabus low-cost coach tickets