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December local bus review - Wantage Area
« on: October 22, 2011, 11:33:38 AM »
Oxfordshire County Council has made public, details of service changes coming into effect from 12th December 2011.

Service 31: Wantage-Marcham-Abingdon-Oxford (Monday to Thursday evening and Sunday evening services)
Continues largely unchanged

Service 32: Grove-Wantage-Hendreds-Harwell-Didcot-Abingdon (Monday to Saturday)
Hourly commercial (i.e unsubsidised) peak/off-peak services proposed by two operators. So far only Thames Travel have gone public with details.

Service 32A: Grove-Wantage-Hendreds-Harwell-Didcot (Sunday)
Transfers from RH to Thames Travel, with extention from Didcot to Oxford.

Services 32B/32C: Abingdon-Drayton-Steventon/Sutton Courtenay-Didcot (daily evening service)
Retained by Thames Travel

Service 36: Grove-Wantage-Steventon-Milton Park-Didcot (Monday to Friday)
Passes to Thames Travel from RH, RH likely to withdraw commercial X36 operation as a result.

Service 38: Wantage Town Service/Wantage-Childrey (Monday to Saturday)

Didcot area services
Services 94/95: Didcot-Hagbournes-Moretons-Blewbury
Operation transfers to Thames Travel from Heyfordian.

Service 98: Didcot-Great Western Park (start date tbc)
New S106 pipe dream, to be operated by RH Transport.

In Faringdon area:

Service 43: Eaton-Appleton-Gozzards Ford-Abingdon (Thursday)
Passes to Council's own special transport unit.

Service 61: Faringdon Town Service (Monday to Friday)
Continues unchanged
Service 63: Oxford-Eaton-Appleton-Hinton Waldrist-Longworth-Southmoor
Passes from Whites Coaches to RH Transport.

Service 65: Faringdon-Longcot-Bourton-South Marston-Swindon (Monday to Saturday)
Service continues largely unchanged

Service 66: Peak diversions to main route and Sunday service continue unchanged. Stagecoach to purchase Goldline vehicles for this route in due course.

Service 67/67A/67B: Wantage - Stanford-in-the-Vale - Faringdon (Monday to Saturday)
No change of operator

Services 83/84: Stanford Community Minibus -continues largely unchanged

Service X47: Wantage-Uffington-Swindon (Saturday) -continues unchanged.

So a good review for Thames Travel, it's first tendering round as a Go Ahead company has seen it win back work and declare other work commercial.

RH loose two routes (worked by one bus) but gain two new routes so are one bus working up.

Heyfordian lose one contract = a bus working from Didcot depot

Whites loose two contracts which used one bus so are a vehicle working down.