Coronavirus Update Close

In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.

Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.

The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page


In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.
In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.
Stagecoach
image of temporary timetables
 
Share

Government Coronavirus Measures - Changes to Bus Services

Revised timetables in operation further revisions outlined below:

 

Temporary timetables were introduced for all of our services in March following government guidelines advising against unnecessary travel and social contact.
Since then, we have gradually increased the frequency of our services to restore them to pre-Covid timetables where possible.

The current timetables can be viewed under the associated depot tabs at the bottom of this page.

This page was last updated at 14:10 on 22/09/2020

 


Changes to services in Banbury from Monday 12th October:

In partnership with Oxfordshire County Council we are making a number of improvements to services across Banbury from Monday 12th October. The changes to the network will:


  • better serve new housing developments
  • provide improved services to the main employment sites in Banbury
  • create new cross town links
  • deliver better coordinating of departures in Banbury town centre to make interchange as easy as possible with day tickets available from the driver or app

 

Whilst the changes provide additional links and journeys, due to the extent of the changes we recommend passengers plan journeys in advance:

 

  • view the timetables online
  • use the journey planner on the App
  • or call/ email our customer services teams

 

 In summary departures from Banbury Bridge Street will be as follows:

 

On the hour and every 30 minutes past:

B3 to Longford Park

B5 to Bretch Hill

B9 to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park

B9 to Hardwick

 

Every 15 and 45 minutes past the hour:

B3 to Hardwick Hill

B5 to Bretch Hill

B9 to Hardwick

 

 

Headline changes for the 12th October by route are:

B3: Longford Park to Hardwick Hill

Route extended across the town centre to Hardwick Hill, new timetable to provide a half hourly Monday to Saturday north - south link.   View B3 timetable from Monday 12th October.

 

B4: Banbury to Hardwick Hill

Replaced by the extended B3 route. Much improved frequency and new Saturday service, with a revised route in Hardwick Hill.   View B3 timetable from Monday 12th October.

 

B5:  rerouted via Bretch Hill, Stratford Road, Warwick Road and Ferndale Road to better serve the new Bretch Hill North development. Five new stops will be served along this route within close vicinity to Appleby Close, Berkeley Close, North Oxfordshire Academy, Powy's Close and Ferndale Road. Buses will no longer run via Hastings Road. Services will run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes Sunday daytimes.   View B5 timetable from Monday 12th October.

 

B6:  replaced by extended B9 route on some journeys (see B9).

 

B9: Hardwick to Banbury town centre

Hardwick to Banbury town centre frequency remains every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, new timetable with an improved evening frequency of every 30 minutes. Last bus from Bridge Street will now leave at 2315 Monday – Saturday. Sunday remains hourly running to a new timetable. 

 

B9: Hardwick to Wildmere Industrial Estate and Banbury Gateway Shopping Park

The B9 will also extend across the town centre to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park via Middleton Road, Ermont Way and Wildmere Road to provide an east - west link every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly Sundays. For those customers who need to connect to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park and Wildmere Industrial Estate earlier in the morning there are some early morning trips on the 500 Monday to Saturday.   View B9 timetable from Monday 12th October.

 

S4: Banbury to Oxford 

Small change with the last three Monday to Friday journeys from Oxford retimed to match Saturday.   View S4 timetable from Monday 12th October.

 

500:  Banbury to Brackley

Two evening trips will run via Horton Hospital Monday to Saturday for hospital staff and visitors (route description: bus station - Bridge Street, George Street, Broad Street, Marlborough Street, Calthorpe Street, South Bar Street and Oxford Road to the Horton, then back via Hightown Road, Upper Windsor Street, Windsor Street, Cherwell Street and Bridge Street to bus station before normal route to Brackley).

 

Times at Farthinghoe towards Banbury will change to improve with reliability of the service, with buses leaving slightly earlier. Trips on the B9 will replace most of the early morning weekend diversions via Banbury Gateway Shopping Park. View 500 timetable from Monday 12th October

 

 


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.