The first vehicles in a fleet of 159 new battery electric buses are set to arrive in Oxfordshire in September after an £82.5m deal was sealed.
From 08 January, both areas will be served by Stagecoach route 14, which will operate up to half-hourly to Northway and hourly to Risinghurst seven days a week.
A new scheme by the Government means that until 31 March 2023, fares will be capped at £2 on most local routes operated by Arriva, Oxford Bus Company, Redline Buses, Stagecoach, Thames Travel, Reading Buses and Thames Valley Buses.
This follows the Oxford Bus Company’s announcement of the withdrawal of bus services to the Northway and Risinghurst areas of the city.
Oxford Bus Company say the main reason behind the timetable changes is the significant delays to many services currently being experienced in East Oxford, particularly in the Plain Roundabout area.
Oxford Bus Company has announced in addition to receiving £30k worth of bus advertising, the winner will now also receive £20k of radio advertising with JACKfm.
To celebrate Halloween, The Oxford Ghost Tour will deliver a series of scary interactive experiences in the city’s most haunted streets, hosted by a professional actor in an authentic cavalier outfit.
It forms part of a major drive by Blenheim Palace to provide sustainable transport solutions as part of its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2027.