Service changes from 4th September 2022

1 year ago Fri 19th Aug 2022

Service changes from 4th September 2022

 

Following a network review conducted in association with Oxfordshire County Council, we will be introducing several changes to our bus services from 4th September 2022. Some services will be improved, some amended and others retained at their current level using funds from the council and local developers.

Further details on each route can be found below.

cityX1

Oxford City Centre - Abingdon, Dunmore Road - Abingdon Town Centre - Marcham - Grove - Wantage

We are delighted to announce the enhancement of the X1 service linking Oxford and Abingdon with Wantage via Marcham and Grove. The service will increase in frequency, now operating up to every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday, with the Sunday service remaining hourly. The X1 will now also be operated by Oxford Bus Company instead of Thames Travel.

The poorly used section of the route between Oxford City Centre and Headington will be withdrawn.

Within Abingdon, the service will have a new route, between Lodge Hill and Abingdon Town Centre, operating via Dunmore Road, Wootton Road and Bath Street. Passengers from Abingdon Town Centre towards Wantage will need to board from the bus stop on the High Street rather than the current stop on Stratton Way. Buses towards Oxford will continue to use the existing stop on Stratton Way.

For a trial period of at least six months, the X1 will be routed via Hinksey Hill and Bagley Wood rather than operating direct via the A34 between Redbridge Park&Ride and Lodge Hill.

On Monday to Friday, one trip in the morning will begin at Blackbird Leys, Pegasus Road at 07:33 operating via Sandy Lane West, Eastern By-Pass and Iffley Road to Oxford City Centre where it will then follow its normal route. This journey will be suitable for those attending Abingdon and Witney College, with a return trip which will operate as service C1 departing Abingdon Town Centre at 16:30. This journey will follow the normal X1 route to Oxford, Canning Crescent and will then operate via Donnington Bridge, Iffley Road, Eastern By-Pass, and Garsington Road to Blackbird Leys.

PDF timetable: X1 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 45kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming cityX1 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

city4/4A/4B

Oxford City Centre - Botley Road - Elms Rise

The city4/4B service to Cumnor and Abingdon will be withdrawn and replaced by an extended Thames Travel 33 service (see below). The city4A will continue to operate up to every 30 minutes. In Oxford City Centre, buses to Elms Rise will start from St Aldates, Police Station before serving New Road. Most city4A journeys will now terminate at St Aldates, stop H1.

Services from Wootton and Shippon will retain a similar level of service as previous, with one earlier service operating on weekdays.

PDF timetable: 23/23A/33 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 71kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming Connector 33 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

PDF timetable: 4A Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 24kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming city4A timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

city5X

Oxford Rail Station - St Aldates, Police Station - Redbridge Park&Ride - City of Oxford College, Blackbird Leys

This new service operated by Oxford Bus Company will operate one trip each way at peak times on college days only. This will be a limited stop service, only stopping at the following locations: Oxford Rail Station, St Aldates Police Station, Redbridge Park&Ride and City of Oxford College Blackbird Leys Technology Campus. This will provide a fast bus in each direction suitable for those attending the College.

PDF timetable: 5X Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 1.5mb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming city5X timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

city13

Northway - Marston - Oxford City Centre - Kennington - Radley - Abingdon

The route of this service will be revised to start at Northway, Halliday Hill rather than the John Radcliffe Hospital. From Oxford City Centre, rather than operating on to the Oxford Rail Station, buses will operate via the current city35 route along the Abingdon Road and then on to Kennington, Radley and Abingdon. On Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays, the city13 from/to Abingdon will operate via the Westgate Oxford to/from Magdalen Street East / George Street as per the current city35 service. Frequency of this service will be up to every 20 minutes, Monday to Saturday daytimes and up to every 30 minutes on evenings and Sundays between Abingdon and Oxford City Centre.

PDF timetable: X3/13 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 638kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming city13 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

city20

Rose Hill - Cowley Centre - Watlington Road Lidl

This service will be withdrawn and replaced by a more frequent and extended Thames Travel 45 service (see below).

Connector 23/23A

Great Western Park North - Milton Park - Didcot - Slade End Farm - Wallingford - Nettlebed - Henley-on-Thames

This new service replaces the 99A/99C, X38 services and certain journeys on the 33 service. Linking these routes together opens up new through journey opportunities such as Nettlebed to Milton Park or Didcot to Henley-on-Thames. In the same way that the 99A/99C only operate on weekdays, the 23/23A will not serve Great Western Park and Milton Park at weekends.

In Wallingford, the 23/23A will serve King Henry Avenue in the new Slade End Farm / Highcroft development. The 23 will operate from Monday to Saturday only via Hithercroft Road and St John’s Road to the Market Place before operating onto Henley-on-Thames. The Sunday only 23A service will serve Wantage Road, Station Road, Croft Road and St John’s Road to the Market Place before operating onto Henley-on-Thames.

The 23/23A will operate up to every hour with buses timed to combine with the 33 service between Milton Park (Monday to Friday only) and Didcot and Wallingford to provide a bus up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday.

PDF timetable: 23/23A/33 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 71kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming Connector 23/23A timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

Connector 33

Oxford - Cumnor - Wootton - Abingdon - Milton Park - Didcot - Wallingford

This route is extended to start in Oxford City Centre at St Aldates, Police Station. The route will follow the current city4 route to Abingdon via Cumnor, Wootton and Shippon. From Abingdon, the 33 will follow the existing route to Didcot via Culham, Sutton Courtenay, Milton and Milton Park. On Monday to Saturday, buses will continue to Wallingford with all trips operating via Wantage Road and Station Road. Linking the 33 with the current city4 will enable new through journey opportunities such as Wootton to Milton Park.

The 33 will operate up to every hour with buses timed to combine with the 23 service between Milton Park (Monday to Friday only) and Didcot and Wallingford to provide a bus up to every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday. Between Oxford and Cumnor, the 33 and 63 will combine to provide a bus up to twice an hour.

PDF timetable: 23/23A/33 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 71kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming Connector 33 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

city34

Oxford - Abingdon - Drayton - Steventon - Harwell Campus - Chilton - Wantage

The current Thames Travel 34 service will be replaced with a similar service provided by Oxford Bus Company. In Abingdon, Dunmore Road will no longer be served, with a replacement service provided by the revised cityX1 (see above). city34 buses will start from St Aldates in Oxford City Centre and operate via Abingdon Road, Redbridge Park&Ride and the A34 to Abingdon, Peachcroft Roundabout. From there, the existing route to Harwell Campus will be followed. After Harwell Campus, buses will operate to Wantage via Chilton and East Hendred, replacing equivalent journeys on the X32. There will continue to be two daily journeys in each direction at peak times.

In Abingdon, the city34 will now stop at High Street, A7 and not Stratton Way, A4.

PDF timetable: 34 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 45kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming city34 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

city35

Oxford City Centre - Kennington - Radley - Abingdon

This service will be withdrawn and replaced by the revised city13 service (see above). There will be no change to the city35A.

Thames Travel 45

Abingdon - Culham Science Centre - Berinsfield - Littlemore - Rose Hill - Cowley

The 45 will be restored to operate beyond Berinsfield to Cowley Centre via Littlemore and will operate to an improved, hourly frequency Monday-Friday. The bus will also serve Rose Hill, The Oval instead of Bartholomew Road, and at peak times Oxford Science Park.

PDF timetable: 45 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 29kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming 45 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

Thames Travel 91

Didcot - Ladygrove

The current 15:20 departure from Didcot Parkway is withdrawn. This is replaced by a 15:36 departure on the new 95 service (see below).

PDF timetable: 91 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 30kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming 91 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

Thames Travel 95

Didcot - Ladygrove - Long Wittenham - Clifton Hampden - Culham Science Centre

We will be reintroducing a peak-time only service 95 between Didcot and Culham Science Centre. The service will operate Monday to Friday via Ladygrove and Willowbrook Park in Didcot then via Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden.

PDF timetable: 95 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF, 21kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming 95 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

Thames Travel 99/99A/99C

Great Western Park - Milton Park

The 99A/99C service will be withdrawn and replaced by the new 23 service (see above). The 99 will run in conjunction with the 23 service to continue to provide a half-hourly service between Great Western Park Asda and Milton Park during peak times Monday to Friday.

PDF timetable: 99 Timetable - valid from 5th September 2022 (PDF, 26kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming 99 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

Connector X32

The Sunday service between Didcot Parkway and Wantage will be revised. Buses from Didcot Parkway will generally depart 17 minutes later than before whilst buses from Wantage Market Place will generally depart 13 minutes earlier than before.

There will be a revised timetable with minor changes on Monday to Friday at peak times. Buses will no longer divert to serve Chilton on their way to Wantage in the morning peak. Similarly, buses will no longer divert to serve Chilton on their way from Wantage in the afternoon peak. Replacement journeys will be provided by the city34 service (see above). Certain morning peak journeys from Wantage and certain afternoon peak journeys to Wantage will continue to divert via Chilton.

There will be no change to the Saturday timetable.

PDF timetable: X32 Timetable - valid from 4th September 2022 (PDF 247kb)

Interactive timetable: View the upcoming X32 timetable (defaults to Monday-Friday timetable; use controls to see other days)

Thames Travel X38

This service will be withdrawn and replaced by the new 23/23A service (see above).

park&ride400 and BROOKESbus

From the same date, there will be changes to the park&ride400 and BROOKESbus services. Click here to find out more.