With the Westgate Oxford shopping centre opening on Tuesday 24th October 2017, your X2, X32/32A/X34 (Connector) and X38/X39/X40 (River Rapids) timetables and stopping arrangements will need to be revised. These changes will be introduced from Sunday 22nd October 2017. From the same date, we’ll be revising the 98 and 136 timetables. Please see the timetables below for details.
Where to catch your bus in Oxford from 22nd October 2017
98 services will have one extra trip added to the Monday to Friday timetable at 0700 from Great Western Park to Dicot Parkway Station. This trip has been added at the request of commuters from the station.
136 services will be revised due to a reduction in funding available from the Cholsey Meadows housing development. Whilst the lightly used evening service will be withdrawn, the Monday to Friday school and peak time journeys will remain largely unchanged.
Service 139 is now replaced with the X38 service operating hourly between Oxford and Henley.
Our X2 route will be revised in Oxford City Centre in order to reduce the number of buses using Queen Street. Buses will operate along Abingdon Road and then via St Aldates, to terminate at High Street, Queens Lane. The X2 service will now serve Redbridge Park and Ride on all journeys to and from Oxford. On Sunday the X2 will no longer divert to serve Didcot Tesco as usage of this stop was very low.
The new Sunday timetable will introduce extra early morning journeys plus a later last bus from Oxford.
From 22nd October 2017, the X32 and X34 will have a revised route in Oxford City Centre to reduce the number of buses using Queen Street. Northbound buses will operate into Oxford along Abingdon Road and then via St Aldates and High Street. These buses will terminate at Queen's Lane.
Despite requests for a service linking University Science Area with Harwell Campus, the section of the route via Parks Road was very lightly used. Therefore, this part of the route is withdrawn.
River Rapids (X38/X39/X40):
Exciting changes will be made to your X38, X39 and X40 services. The X38 service will be increased from the current one bus per day in each direction to an hourly service Monday to Saturday between Oxford and Henley-on-Thames. The X39 and X40 will each continue to operate hourly with the three services combining to provide a bus up to every twenty minutes between Oxford and Wallingford.
Service 139 will be withdrawn and replaced by the X38 service (as above).