Minor tweaks to Oxford Road services

3 months ago Tue 5th May 2020

Some good news for customers of Oxford Road services as we are introducing some minor changes to our current, temporary, timetables from Monday 11 May to help social distancing and reliability.

The changes affect sky blue 15, sky blue 16 and purple 17 only, all other services will retain their current timetables.

Whilst customer numbers remain low across our network due to the Coronavirus situation, we are monitoring how many people are using our buses to ensure there's plenty of space for you to allow for some level of social distancing.

We've also been monitoring the reliability of all buses as the timetables were set during the first stages of the emergency, and we now have more information about loadings and traffic conditions.

more reliability

Sky blue 15 and sky blue 16 will both benefit from a more reliable timetable and additional journeys will run on purple 17 between town and Norcot Junction only, to provide a combined 10 minute frequency along Oxford Road.

There will also be duplicate buses on both purple 17 and emerald 6a around shift change times at the Tesco distribution centre to allow for better social distancing.

route timetables
sky blue 15 click here for times
sky blue 16 click here for times
sky blue 17 click here for times

essential journeys

Whilst this is good news for customers needing to make essential journeys, we do ask that you don't travel unless absolutely necessary. This extra resource to the timetables is not designed for using the bus as something to do.

We are also mindful that these plans will be subject to amendment if the government announces any change to their guidance week commencing 4 May.