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Press release   •   Oct 11, 2019 13:09 BST

An Oxford Bus Company's Park&Ride 400 bus

The Oxford Bus Company will boost services with extra buses and additional drivers for the Oxford Half Marathon.

An extra 22 bus journeys will be run via enhanced timetables will operate on the 300 and 400 Park&Ride services throughout the day to help runners and spectators get to and from the popular event, which takes place on Sunday October 13th.

During this period the 300 and 400 service will operate every five minutes during peak hours and then every seven to eight minutes. Large crowds are expected to attend the Oxford Half Marathon and numerous roads will be closed and diversions in place for the duration of the day.

Parking near the starting line will be extremely limited and visitors are encouraged to use Park&Ride services, which will begin operating at 6.30am from Thornhill, Redbridge, Pear Tree and Seacourt.

Three children up to the age of 15 can travel for free on the Park&Ride with a fare paying adult.

The Oxford Bus Company has been a key partner of the Oxford Half Marathon since its inception in 2011 providing increased transport links to the event.

Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director, said: “We’re looking forward to helping deliver another successful Oxford Half Marathon working in partnership with several key stakeholders. We are increasing our services and have drafted in extra drivers to help ensure we keep Oxford moving on Sunday. It is a fantastic event that supports so many good causes, and I wish everyone taking part.”

The Oxford Bus Company has kept the people of Oxford moving since 1881. Our services now span the width and breadth of Oxford and also take passengers to London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. In addition, our City Sightseeing Oxford hop-on, hop-off open topped bus company provides enjoyable tours of Oxford. And our sister companies, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses provide convenient travel services across South Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire respectively.