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RH Buses update: New operators found for all routes
Oxfordshire County Council has found new operators for all the bus routes previously served by RH Transport, which went out of business yesterday.
School services will run to their previous timetables and passengers using the commercial routes operated until now by RH will get free travel on Monday as part of the deals struck to get services back normal in Oxford, West Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.
These routes will also run to the same timetables as RH's services.
The contracts will run until June next year, except for the 700 Oxford hospitals park-and-ride route from Water Eaton, which will run until next March.
Operators covering former RH routes from Monday are:
18 Clanfield – Bampton – Oxford: Stagecoach
19 Carterton – Bampton – Witney: Stagecoach
63 Longworth – Eaton – Oxford: Heyfordian Travel
64 Carterton- Lechlade – Swindon: Stagecoach
67/67A Wantage - Stanford – Faringdon: Heyfordian Travel
98 Great Western Park – Didcot: Thames Travel
243 Combe – Leafield – Witney: Pulhams Coaches
700 Oxford hospitals service: Stagecoach
C1 Charlbury Rail bus: Go-Ride
T1 Charlbury: Go-Ride
X8 Wychwoods – Kingham – Chipping Norton: Stagecoach
X9 Witney – Charlbury - Chipping Norton: Stagecoach
X15 Witney – Southmoor- Abingdon: Stagecoach
X47 Wantage – Swindon (Saturday shopping bus): Ridgeways Coaches
For details of the new operators for school services that used to be run by RH, see http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/news/2012/oct/rh-transport-affected-school-buses
Rodney Rose, the deputy leader and cabinet member for transport at Oxfordshire County Council, said: “We’ve made a lot of progress in a very short space of time and that is testament to the experience and knowledge of the staff in our public transport team and the strong professional relationships they have with bus companies throughout Oxfordshire and beyond.”
“Regular users of services previously provided by RH Transport should also be thanked for their forbearance and I hope they can see that all at the council have rolled up their sleeves and worked hard on their behalf to minimise disruption.
"We hope the free travel on Monday will be a satisfactory conclusion for them to what has been a tough few days for all of us.”
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