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30 Aug 2017
STAGECOACH ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO BUSES IN WEST OXFORDSHIRE
Pictured: (L-R) Cllr Ian Hudspeth; Conservative County Councillor for Woodstock Division and leader of the County Council, Cllr Frank Collingwood; Woodstock Town Council, Cllr Brian Yoxall; Woodstock Town Council and Martin Sutton; Managing Director for Stagecoach in Oxfordshire.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has today announced it will be running more buses and be making improvements to its West Oxfordshire services.
The changes have been made following the company’s consultation with the public, requesting customer feedback on a number of its services.
The changes will affect services S1, S2, S7, 11, 15, 19 and 233 and will be effective from Sunday 3 September, ready for the new school term and the opening of the Westgate Centre in October.
Improvements to services include:
extra buses in the mornings, evenings and on Sundays o the S1 and changes to the timetable to improve the reliability
an additional evening journey on service S2, Mondays to Saturdays
Service 233 will increase to every half an hour between Woodstock and Burford, providing better connections with trains at Hanborough Station
Changes to timetables on services S1, S2, S7, 15 and 19 to combat traffic congestion and ensure that buses turn up on time
Martin Sutton, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s Managing Director said: “We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on these services earlier in the year. The timetables for many of our services in West Oxfordshire will change with extra evening and Sunday buses on service S1 to meet the increase in demand expected with the opening of the new Westgate Centre. And with other adjustments to improve punctuality and reliability.
“We wanted to make the improvements in time for the new school and college terms and ensure we’re prepared for the exciting Westgate opening which happens in October.”
County Councillor Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council, said: “More buses will be running between Woodstock, Hanborough, Witney and Burford from next month, which is excellent news.
“Service 233 buses will now operate up to every 30 minutes on weekdays, providing much better connections with the train at Hanborough.
“This improved bus service is being funded from developer contributions and the county council hopes that the step-change in service level will be seen as a credible frequency of bus service to take the new residents to work, to school and to the shops and so provide an alternative to the car along this route.”
Timetables are available now from the service update section of Stagecoach’s website.