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RH Transport goes into adminstration
« on: October 04, 2012, 05:36:59 PM »
Found this on the web.

Stagecoach have taken on some of their services.

http://www.bicesteradvertiser.net/news/9966661.Bus_operator_RH__ceases_to_operate_/

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Re: RH Transport goes into adminstration
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 11:36:06 PM »
RH Transport: affected school buses

Published 04 October 2012
Oxfordshire County Council is stepping in to help after hearing news that family-run bus and coach travel company RH Transport is likely to be placed in to administration on Friday October 5 and is seeking reliable replacement services from alternative bus companies in time for Monday October 8.

RH Transport currently provides 30 school bus services in Oxfordshire (listed below). These services will not run on Friday 5 October.
Schools have been informed of the situation. They have been passing on the message to parents.
Which services are affected?
Chipping Norton, Henry Box and Wood Green secondary schools are served by RH Transport. However each of these schools has an Inset day on Friday October 5 so services would not have been scheduled to run in any event.
School buses provided by RH Transport in Oxfordshire
Route   School   Area served
1503   Burford School   Leafield-Shipton-Fulbrook
1505   Burford School   Leafield-Fordwells
1506   Burford School   Minster Lovell-Worsham
1508   Burford School   Brize Norton-Carterton-Langford
1509   Burford School   Bourton-Alvescot-Filkins
1702   Chipping Norton School   Charlbury-Spelsbury
1703   Chipping Norton School   Charlbury
1704   Chipping Norton School   Enstone
1705   Chipping Norton School   Dean-Chadlington
1706   Chipping Norton School   Middle Barton
1750   Kingham CP School   Salford-Churchill
1757   Holy Trinity RC School   Charlbury-Enstone
1758   Charlbury CP School   Finstock-Cornbury Park
1759   Charlbury CP School   Ditchley Park
1801   Matthew Arnold School   Kennington
1803   Matthew Arnold School   Kennington
1810   Matthew Arnold School   Kennington
2903   King Alfred's   Rowstock-East and West Hendred
3106   Wheatley Park School   Risinghurst
3108   Wheatley Park School   Risinghurst-Sandhills
3202   The Henry Box School   Aston-Bampton
3203   The Henry Box School   Aston-Cote-Standlake
3205   Wood Green School   Stonesfield-Finstock-Ramsden
3207   Wood Green School   East End-North Leigh
3216   Wood Green School   Finstock
1510   Burford School   Kelmscott-Clanfield
1518   Burford School   Bampton-Brize Norton
1519   Burford School   Bampton-Brize Norton
1701   Chipping Norton School   Charlbury
2007   Bartholomew School   Standlake-Brighthampton
In total there are 351 education transport services in Oxfordshire so this represents 8.5 per cent of such services. RH Transport also provides various commercial services.
Identifying ​​replacement operators
Councillor Rodney Rose, Oxfordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We have already started the process of identifying replacement operators given the news that RH Transport may well be placed in to administration early on Friday.
“We hope that this speedy action will ensure that as many services as possible are operating at the start of the new school week.
“It is not very often that situations arise when bus companies encounter financial difficulties to the degree where they are required to stop operating. However when this does happen, the council would always want to work hard on alternative arrangements that can come in to play as soon as possible.
“Services run by RH Transport will not be on the roads on Friday and we have made schools aware of this so that they can pass the message on to their parents and through their community networks.”

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Re: RH Transport goes into adminstration
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 11:36:33 PM »
RH Transport: details of replacement bus services

Published 04 October 2012
Oxfordshire County Council has agreed with Stagecoach and Oxford Bus Company that they will run many of the bus services previously run by RH Transport, the local bus company that is set to enter administration.

The following services, to replace cancelled RH busses, will be provided by Stagecoach free of charge on Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6:
18: Clanfield – Bampton – Oxford
19: Carterton – Bampton – Witney
63: Longworth – Eaton – Oxford (not the 4:30pm journey from Oxford)
64: Carterton- Lechlade – Swindon
67/A: Wantage - Stanford – Faringdon
X8: Wychwoods – Kingham – Chipping Norton (this will run between Chipping Norton and Kingham only)
X9: Witney – Charlbury - Chipping Norton (except the late night service)
X15: Witney – Southmoor- Abingdon
X47: Wantage – Swindon (this has always been a Saturday only service in any case)
Service 700 to the Oxford Hospitals
Alternative peak-hour arrangements have already been put in place as regards the 700 service from Water Eaton to the Oxford Hospitals with the assistance of the Oxford Bus Company. Travelling on these Oxford Bus Company services will be free of charge.
Water Eaton departures
They will depart Water Eaton at 6:50am, 7:10am, 7:50am, 8:10am, 9:00am.
Existing departures on Stagecoach service S5 will take place at 6:25am, 7:30am and 8:30am but RH passes will not be valid on existing Stagecoach services.
John Radcliffe Hospital departures
They will depart from the John Radcliffe Hospital at 3:30pm, 4:10pm, 4:30pm, 4:50pm, 5:10pm, 5:50pm, 6:30pm, 7:05pm.
Existing departures on Stagecoach service S5 will take place at 3:58pm, 5:03pm and 6:08pm but, again, RH passes will not be valid on these existing services.
Services that will not run on Friday or Saturday
98: Great Western Park - Didcot
C1: Charlbury Rail Bus
243: Combe – Leafield – Witney
Hard work
Councillor Rodney Rose, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Deputy Leader, said: “I’m grateful to both Stagecoach and the county council’s transport team. A lot of hard work has gone in during the course of today to bring this temporary arrangement about. Further work continues on permanent arrangements for next week onwards.”

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Re: RH Transport goes into adminstration
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 11:39:38 PM »
RH Transport Bus Replacements

Information about emergency replacements on 5th and 6th October 2012.

Last Updated: 04 October 2012 10:15 PM

Following the closure of RH Transport we have agreed to run the following emergency operation for Oxfordshire County Council on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2012:
 
Friday 5th October 2012
 
18, 19, 64, 67/67A full timetable
63 full timetable except the 1630 will not run.
X8 we will be running the 0645, 0715, 0800, 0930, 1130, 1330, 1525, 1615, 1655, 1745, 1825 and 1905 departures from Chipping Norton and the 0700, 0730, 0835, 0955, 1055, 1355, 1550, 1640, 1720, 1810, 1850 and 1920 departures from Kingham Station. There will be no service between Kingham and the Wychwoods.
X9 Monday - Thursday timetable - the Friday evening journeys will not run.
X15 full timetable, except the short journeys between Witney and Poffley End will not run.
 
Saturday 6th October 2012
 
18, 19, 64, 67/67A, X47 full timetable.
63 full timetable except the 1630 will not run.
X8 we will be running the 0800, 0830, 0930, 1130, 1330, 1525, 1620, 1730, 1825 and 1910 departures from Chipping Norton and the 0815, 0855, 0955, 1055, 1355, 1550, 1650, 1755, 1850 and 1950 departures from Kingham Station. There will be no service between Kingham and the Wychwoods.
X9 full timetable except the 1755 from Witney will finish in Charlbury at 1825 and the late journeys (1912 & 2212 from Chipping Norton and 2000 & 2320 from Witney) will not run.
X15 full timetable.
 
For timetables please see www.traveline.org.uk
 
Fares will not be charged on any of these services.
 
For route 700 our route S5 journeys at 0625, 0730 and 0830 from Water Eaton and 1535, 1640 and 1745 from the JR Hospital will be running as normal. Outside these times connections can be made by using route 14/14A and changing buses on Banbury Road (click here for the timetable - pages 4 & 5).
 
There will be no service on routes 98, 243 and C1.
 
Replacement services for next week are currently being arranged by Oxfordshire Council. Please check www.oxfordshire.gov.uk for more information.

Operator Affected: Stagecoach in Oxfordshire SOX

Originally Posted: 04 October 2012 9:21 PM

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Re: RH Transport goes into adminstration
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 09:54:43 PM »
Sad day indeed for RH Transport.  Their fleet always looked smart and fresh.  Here's hoping that laid-off staff soon find employment elsewhere.
Cheers,

Tony

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Re: RH Transport goes into adminstration
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 08:00:09 PM »


 Stagecoach have taken over several routes formerly operated by RH.


To operate some of these routes extra buses have been borrowed from other depots.


Northampton                                                                    Swindon                              Gloucester

 Solo                       Dart                                                       Dart                                       Solo

47037                    33454                                                    33947*                                  47549
                             33455                                                    33970                                    47551   

 
My thanks to Malcolm Crowe of the Oxford & Chilterns Bus Group for this info.
Cheers,

Tony

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Re: RH Transport goes into adminstration
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 10:06:41 PM »
RH Transport: details of replacement bus services

Published 04 October 2012
Oxfordshire County Council has arranged for free travel this Monday on all routes formerly provided by bus company RH Transport as part of the deals it has struck with other operators to ensure bus services return to normal on October 8.

Users of the 14 bus services will travel free-of-charge on Monday 8 October following the inconvenience caused as a result of the family-run West Oxfordshire company having entered administration on Friday October 5.
New operators will follow the exact same timetables as the previous RH buses.
The contracts that have been awarded will run until June 2013, except for the 700 which will run until March 2013.
The vast majority of Oxfordshire was unaffected by the RH Transport situation. The 14 RH routes represented around five per cent of overall services in Oxfordshire.
Operators covering RH bus routes from Monday 8 October
Route   Area served   Replacement operator
18   Clanfield – Bampton – Oxford   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
19   Carterton – Bampton – Witney   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
63   Longworth – Eaton – Oxford   Heyfordian Travel
64   Carterton- Lechlade – Swindon   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
67/A   Wantage - Stanford – Faringdon   Heyfordian Travel
98   Great Western Park – Didcot   Thames Travel
243   Combe – Leafield – Witney   Pulhams Coaches
700   Oxford Hopsitals service   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
C1   Charlbury Rail bus   Go-Ride
T1   Charlbury   Go-Ride
X8   Wychwoods – Kingham – Chipping Norton   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
X9   Witney – Charlbury - Chipping Norton   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
X15   Witney – Southmoor- Abingdon   Stagecoach Oxfordshire
X47   Wantage – Swindon (Saturday shopping bus)   Ridgeways Coaches
Hard work and words of thanks
Councillor Rodney Rose, the Deputy Leader of Oxfordshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We’ve made a lot of progress in a very short space of time and that is testament to the experience and knowledge of the staff in our public transport team and the strong professional relationships they have with personnel at bus companies throughout Oxfordshire and beyond.”
“I’d also like to thank all of the different bus companies with whom we’ve been in dialogue over the last couple of days. They’ve shown a great deal of flexibility and understanding.
“Regular users of services previously provided by RH Transport should also be thanked for their forbearance and I hope they can see that all at the council have rolled up their sleeves and worked hard on their behalf to minimise disruption. We hope the free travel on Monday will be a satisfactory conclusion for them to what has been a tough few days for all of us.”
Further information
This page is being updated with all the latest information but if you have any other questions we have set up a dedicated number for this issue: Freephone 0808 168 5082.