Bus Service Changes in East Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire Service Changes from 26th March 200631 January 2006Important changes are being made to Stagecoach services in South Oxfordshire from 26th March 2006 affecting routes X4/N4, 31/X31/N31, 32 and 34. Route X4 As part of a package of bus service changes Stagecoach in Oxfordshire is saying a fond farewell to its X4 service between Abingdon and Oxford.  In its place there will be a half hourly daytime service provided by routes 32 and 33 an hourly evening and Sunday service provided by route 31, and a 20 minute frequency on Friday and Saturday nights. Route X30 New express service between Oxford, Grove and Wantage every 30 minutes Monday – Saturday daytimes and approx every 90 minutes on Sundays. The route will operate direct from Wantage and Grove via A338, A420, Cumnor Hill, Botley Road and Oxford Rail Station to Oxford City Centre. Buses will not serve East Hanney village (the Black Horse pub), but will stop on the A338 at the bus shelter by the junction with Main Street. Modern, low floor, easy access buses with wheelchair and buggy access will operate every journey. One morning peak journey will continue to be operated by an Oxford Tube coach offering low floor access, more comfort and more seats. Route 31 will offer an improved hourly frequency via Abingdon evenings and Sundays, whilst routes 32/33 will offer an hourly service via Abingdon Monday – Saturday daytimes. Route 31/X31 New express route X30 will replace the current X31 semi-express service with a doubled frequency on a faster route via Cumnor Hill. Routes 32/33 will replace route 31 via Abingdon during the daytime. The frequency through East Hanney and Marcham villages is reduced to hourly, but route X30 will serve the main road past East Hanney every 30 minutes. The evening frequency is increased to hourly, and the Sunday service will operate for a larger proportion of the day. New express journeys on route X30 are also added during Sunday daytime. N31 night buses are added on Friday and Saturday nights to provide an hourly frequency to Wantage until 0300. Route 32 and new Route 33 Route 32 is extended to/from Oxford to form a clockwise circular 32 and anticlockwise circular 33 along the following route: 32: Oxford – Bagley Wood – Abingdon – Didcot – Harwell IBC – Wantage – Grove – Marcham – Abingdon – Bagley Wood – Oxford 33: As reverse Both routes will operate hourly Monday – Saturday, combining to give a 30 minute frequency between Oxford and Abingdon.  The route in Wantage and Grove is revised. From Charlton Road route 32 will operate via Wantage Market Place, Stockham Road, Denchworth Road, Brereton Drive, Main Street, Mayfield Avenue, A338, East Hanney, and route 33 the reverse. A through service to Oxford from Culham, Milton Park, Sutton Courtenay, Harwell, the Hendreds and Ardington is restored New links from Marcham and East Hanney to Harwell IBC and Milton Park, and from Stockham Road in Wantage to Oxford are introduced Both routes will operate via Bagley Wood doubling the frequency there to every 30 minutes Additional late night buses added to Drayton/Didcot (N32) and Grove/Wantage (N31) A 20 minute service between Oxford and Abingdon is retained on Friday/Saturday nights (N31/N32/N33) The shopping journey via West Hanney is retained Journeys to Abingdon & Witney College are retained Peak route 34 journey to Harwell IBC is retainedRoute 31 will provide an hourly frequency between Oxford, Abingdon, Marcham, East Hanney, Grove and Wantage evenings and Sundays. Click here to download the X30 (31) timetable Click here to download the outline 32/33 timetable

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