From today several extra Oxford Tube services are now available for use by passengers, following the success of the original coach service.
Passengers are able to board from Carterton, Witney, or Eynsham to travel to London. There is also a new stop in High Wycombe, available hourly on weekdays.
Boarding from any of these four morning weekday departures in West Oxfordshire, coaches will bypass the Oxford city centre, stop at Thornhill and then continue on to London. The new service in High Wycombe will connect High Wycombe with Oxford Brookes, Headington, and Oxford city centre.
The changes also include an increased frequency of the core service. Coaches will run up to every 8 to 12 minutes on a Saturday, 10 to 15 minutes Monday to Friday and up to 20 minutes in the night.
The additional connections expand upon the popular travel mode among students and Oxfordshire citizens alike and has been made possible due to more coaches being added to the fleet.
Operations director Chris Hanson at Stagecoach West said that the extra services were due to the ‘roaring success’ of the core service in a quote to the BBC.
Managing director of Stagecoach West, Rachel Geliamassi told the Oxford Mail that ‘today is a very exciting day for the Oxford Tube’ and that ‘the expansion of the service and these new stops will make the daily commute so much easier.’
As well as this, in a press release, Geliamassi said that ‘air con, super comfy seats, tables and charging points make our Oxford Tube an incredibly attractive option when travelling into London.’
Ticket pricing is unaffected by these changes, with a student return for use within 3 months between Oxford and London being currently £18, whilst an adult ticket costs £20.