Last updated: 28/10/2020
From Sunday 3rd January 2021, we will be introducing enhanced bus services for Milton Park and Didcot in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and MEPC. Key benefits of the new network include:
- Buses up to every five to ten minutes between Didcot Parkway and Milton Park operating Monday to Friday daytime.
- New fast X36 service linking Wantage, Grove and East Hanney with Milton Park and Didcot, operating up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday.
- Enhanced X32 service operating up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. In Oxford, buses will continue to operate beyond the city centre to Headington, John Radcliffe Hospital.
- Enhanced X2 service operating up to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday, between Didcot, Milton Park, Abingdon and Oxford.
For passengers wishing to travel to or from Milton Park, daytime frequencies will be as below:
In details, changes to the routes serving Milton Park will be as follows:
Route will be enhanced to operate up to every 20 minutes between Didcot and Oxford Monday to Saturday daytime. Evening and Sunday services will be enhanced to operate up to every 30 minutes between Didcot and Oxford. The section of the route between Didcot and Wallingford will be replaced with a revised 33 service (see below). The section of route between Didcot Orchard Centre and Didcot Tesco will be replaced with new service 90 (see below). In Oxford, the route of the X2 service will be revised to serve Oxford Railway Station.
Route will be enhanced to operate up to every 30 minutes between Oxford and Wantage via Didcot, Monday to Saturday daytime. Only a limited number of journeys will serve Chilton, with additional journeys between Chilton and Didcot being provided by a revised 94 service (see below). In Oxford, buses will continue to operate beyond the city centre to the John Radcliffe Hospital via Brookes University.
New route will be introduced to provide a faster link between Wantage, Grove and East Hanney with Milton Park and Didcot up to every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday.
Route will be revised with the section of the route between Didcot Orchard Centre and Wantage, being replaced by the enhanced X32 service (see above). From Didcot Orchard Centre, the 33 service will replace the existing X2 service to Wallingford (not serving Didcot Tesco). Buses will operate up to every 30 minutes between Wallingford and Didcot Parkway with one bus per hour continuing to Abingdon via Sutton Courtenay and Culham. In Sutton Courtenay, buses will no longer operate along Bradstocks Way and Harwell Road. Passengers that currently use stops on these roads should use stops on Milton Road or High Street instead.
During the middle of the day, the existing 99 service will be extended to form a loop. The 99A service will operate as an anti-clockwise loop from Didcot Orchard Centre via Didcot Parkway, Milton Park, Milton Gate, Great Western Park North and back to Didcot Parkway. The 99C service will operate the same loop clockwise. At peak times, the 99A/99C services will only operate between Great Western Park and Milton Park as per the current 99 service.
We will make other changes to Didcot Zone area routes as follows:
New route will be introduced, providing a link between Didcot Orchard Centre and Didcot Tesco up to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime replacing the existing X2 service.
Route will be revised, with buses operating from Didcot Parkway to East Hagbourne in the same way as now. From East Hagbourne, buses will operate direct to Blewbury and then via Upton to Chilton and Harwell Campus. Buses towards Didcot will follow the same route in reverse. There will be no changes to the 94S buses on school days.
New route will be introduced, providing a link between Didcot Parkway, Ladygrove, Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden. At peak times, the 95 will operate to and from Culham Science Centre. At off-peak times, buses will operate as service 95B to Berinsfield via Burcot.
Route will be significantly enhanced to operate up to every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday. The route will operate from Didcot Parkway via Orchard Centre and Broadway, then via a one-way loop out along the Wantage Road (past the Community Hospital), through Great Western Park South to Park Road and then back along the Broadway to Didcot Parkway via the Orchard Centre.
The 98A route variation to Great Western Park South will be withdrawn. Buses will continue to operate up to every 15 minutes between Didcot centre and Great Western Park Asda Monday to Saturday with up to two buses per hour continuing beyond Asda to Harwell Campus on Monday to Friday. On Sundays, buses continue to operate up to every 30 minutes between Didcot town centre and Great Western Park Asda.