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We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. We're working hard to keep our services running for essential journeys, however there may have been some changes to timetables in your area. Please check our latest timetables for more information.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. You can keep up to date checking our main Coronavirus page.

You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. Find out more on our travelling safely pages for England, Wales and Scotland.

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Government Coronavirus Measures - Changes to Bus Services

Revised timetables in operation from Sunday 31st January in response to national lockdown:

 

Following the introduction of the third national lockdown, government advice now states that you must now only travel for essential journeys, avoid travelling outside your local area and try to reduce the number of journeys you make.
As a result, we are making some temporary reductions to our local bus services - timetables will be running to a variation of their current timetable (for example, operating to a Saturday timetable during the week, Monday to Friday). 
Details of the service changes and the timetables can be viewed under the associated area tabs at the bottom of this page.
Oxford Tube services remain temporarily suspended until further notice.

 


Timetable changes to services in Bicester from Sunday 31st January 2021

 

From the 31st January 2021 we will be making some further changes to the Stagecoach services in Bicester. These changes are necessary to:

  • Respond to passenger and staff suggestions to improve punctuality and connections on the H5
  • In partnership with Countryside Estates, utilise Ludlow Road in Kingsmere to better serve Phase 2 of the development.
  • Ensure that the services we are operating are meeting the requirements of social distancing whilst also responding to the current national lockdown levels.

Details of the changes and the new timetables from this date can be viewed below:

 

26 - This service will now be serving Ludlow Road.  Some journeys will be running slightly earlier or later to accommodate some improvements to service H5.  Please check the timetable carefully

 

View 26 timetable from 31st January

 

29 - Some journeys will be running earlier or later to accommodate some improvements to service H5.  Please check the timetable carefully.

 

View 29 timetable from 31st January

 

H5 - Following lots of feedback from our customers and drivers we're marking some minor changes to this service. 

 

The first two journeys to the John Radcliffe Hospital will run 10 minutes earlier.  We have also reviewed the route that this service takes around the hospital and Headington area. The inbound journey to the JR Hospital will remain the same but upon leaving the JR for travel towards Bicester, the H5 will depart from the West Wing to Headley Way, London Road and Headington Roundabout to Bayswater Road.

 

This means for journeys from JR Hospital towards Bicester passengers will need to use the West Wing bus stop as the main entrance will no longer be served.

 

View H5 timetable from 31st January

 

Changes to services 27 and 28 from Sunday 7th February 2021

 

One week after the above changes, services 27 and 28 will be changing to respond to the roadworks on the bridge on Bicester Road. This will result in a diversion for the 28 and the temporary removal of service 27.

 

27 - Due to roadworks that are being carried out on Bicester Road towards Launton, this service will be replaced with a temporary 28 service.  Please see service 28 for further details

 

28     - Due to roadworks that are being carried out on Bicester Road towards Launton, a temporary route and timetable will be in place until further notice.

 

During this time, journeys will run hourly on Launton Road and through Langford, then continue to Launton via Blackthorn Road.  Some stops will be served using the opposite side of the road, some stops on Bicester Road will not be served during this time. 

 

We're sorry if this makes your journey harder to make but we have worked hard to provide an alternative route to Launton during the period of restricted access.

 

View 28 timetable from 7th February

 


Customer services:

Our customer service team are available to help you by email ([email protected]), through social media ( Twitter: @stagecoach_ox and Facebook: /StagecoachInOxfordshire), or by phone (01865 772250) between:

 

  • 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday
  • Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

 

Lost property

We understand that leaving an item on a vehicle can be distressing and we will do what we can to support you to be reunited with your belongings.

However, due to the current social distancing and travel restrictions in place for COVID-19 we are trying to limit the number people arriving in our depots.

Please find details below for our temporary changes to our lost property process which will be in place until further notice:

  • Perishable items will immediately be placed in the bin and will not be returned
  • Phones and Wallets and other items will be booked in and locked away for at least 72 hours to limit the number of people touching these items. Please email [email protected] in the first instance to find out if we have your item and we can advise you further on an individual basis.
  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE DEPOT TO COLLECT OR ENQUIRE ABOUT AN ITEM WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT




 

Bicester

S5 - The Monday to Friday will be returning to the pre-Covid-19 timetable originally in operation with some changes to Saturday.

Bicester

S5 - The Monday to Friday will be returning to the pre-Covid-19 timetable originally in operation with some changes to Saturday.

 

Bicester

S5 - The Monday to Friday will be returning to the pre-Covid-19 timetable originally in operation with some changes to Saturday.

 

Bicester

S5 - The Monday to Friday will be returning to the pre-Covid-19 timetable originally in operation with some changes to Saturday.

Bicester
 

 

All temporary timetables can be downloaded from the timetables tab at the top of this page.

This page will be continually updated with any short notice changes to the services outlined above.