- New timetable and express services started this morning
- 12 express journeys to Baker Street Monday to Friday, between Oxford and London in both directions
- Significant increase in number of journeys – an extra 13,446 seats each week
- Up to every 8-minute frequency on Saturdays leaving Oxford
- Stagecoach, who operates the Oxford Tube, confirmed fares will remain unchanged
Perth, Scotland, 2020-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oxford Tube’s significantly improved timetable with increased frequency and a brand-new express service to Baker Street kicked off today (07 Jan 2020) with the company’s senior team welcoming existing and new passengers on to the new services.
Commuters were greeted earlier this morning by Stagecoach Managing Director Chris Coleman and Chief Engineer Terry Absalom at Thornhill while Operations Director Martin Gibbon alongside Oxford Tube Operations Manager, Rob Hough welcomed passengers at Gloucester Green as some of the first new services departed.
To celebrate the launch the senior team were on hand to welcome existing and new passengers with a complimentary croissant and hot drink as they headed back to routine after the Christmas break.
The changes to the Oxford Tube service will amount to an impressive 13,446 additional seats between Oxford and London each week, with no extra fare increase. Commuters can also take advantage of the Oxford Tube’s current annual pass offer which is on sale until the 31st January, providing a saving of £200 on an already attractive ticket price when compared to rail fares.
Key changes to the timetable are:
- 17% increase in number of journeys each week
- An extended 10-minute operating frequency Monday to Friday in peaks
- Up to 8-minute frequency on Saturdays, compared to 12-minute previously
- Up to 12-minute frequency on Sundays, compared to 15-minute previously
- Introduction of 12 Express journeys in each direction (Monday to Friday) that will run as an Express between Thornhill Park and Ride and Baker Street, stopping only at the request of passengers at White City (in both directions)
- Customers can use both routes on the same ticket so they can travel to Baker Street and return to Oxford from Marble Arch or Notting Hill Gate.
The Oxford Tube service will continue to run 24 hours day with fares remaining unchanged.
Chris Coleman, Managing Director of the Oxford Tube said: “We’ve been working very hard to improve both our timetable and services for our passengers as we enter 2020. We appreciate that good transport links and pricing options for commuters are key and that’s why we have introduced new links to Baker Street. It means commuters can be taken closer to where they work without having to pay extra.
“We are really excited about the year ahead for the Oxford Tube and will be continuing to monitor and evaluate services so that we continue to offer the very best for our passengers.”
For more information please contact Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s PR team, Tracey Warmington, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07590 410387
For more information and timetables visit www.stagecoachbus.com.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire provides local bus services throughout Oxford City and Oxfordshire. It also operates the Oxford Tube coach service between Oxford and London.
About Oxford Tube
Oxford Tube is a coach service for travel between Oxford and London. The service runs up to every 8 minutes and operates 24 hours a day.
Coaches depart from Oxford City Centre, St Clements, Headington, Thornhill Park & Ride and Lewknor and stop at central points in London at Hillingdon, Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch and Victoria, with easy connections to Underground stations.
Each coach offers free 4G Wi-Fi, USB Power Sockets, reclining seats and extra legroom.
Tickets can be purchased online, on the app or on the day of travel and can be combined with local travel on Stagecoach buses in Oxfordshire for exploring the local area.