Operations Director of Oxford Bus Company Phil Southall with our new red park&ride bus.
Oxford Bus Company has announced plans to put extra buses on two of Oxford’s popular park&ride routes, significantly improving the frequency.
From the 31st March 2013, services on the 500 service from Water Eaton to Summertown and Oxford City Centre will run every 15 minutes. On the 400 route from Thornhill and the City Centre to Seacourt, buses will run every 12 minutes.
Phil Southall, the Operations Director of Oxford Bus Company said: “We are stepping up the park&ride 500 service following feedback from passengers and residents in the North Oxford area backed by their local county councillor Jean Fooks. Councillor Fooks has been in touch with us to discuss improving access to the area from Water Eaton. The increased frequency should make it easier for people to access the Banbury Road corridor and Summertown, as parking in the area is growing ever more difficult.”
“The County Council is currently working on a major expansion programme at Thornhill park&ride. When the first phase opens in May, we expect that more and more motorists will want to leave their cars there and travel into the city on the park&ride service without the stress and worry of parking their cars in the City Centre.”
Welcoming the increased frequency on the 500 service, Councillor Jean Fooks said, ”This is very good news for my constituents as well as for people coming into Oxford for work or leisure. A more frequent service will encourage people to use it and the increased capacity on the route from Summertown into the City Centre will be very welcome.”
New buses will be introduced on the park&ride 500 service, with a striking new red livery to make them even more distinctive. To view new timetables, visit our park&ride webpage.