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THAMES TRAVEL DIDCOT WEEKEND NIGHT BUS PILOT SCHEME A SUCCESS  

Press release   •   Dec 31, 2018 10:18 GMT

Thames Travel carried almost 6,000 passenger journeys on its night service between Oxford and Didcot, since it launched six months ago. The service which operates on Friday and Saturday nights was introduced to help revellers and shift workers get home.

Almost 1,000 passenger journeys have been made per month since the service was launched.

Thames Travel Managing Director, Phil Southall, said: “People have really embraced this new service and we’re delighted the pilot scheme has been a success. It was introduced in response to customer and partner feedback and in collaboration with Taylor Wimpey to help improve services to Great Western Park.

“The service is now a permanent part of our network and we’re appealing to passengers to keep using the service, so it can continue to help people get home for years to come. We continue to work hard to improve Thames Travel for passengers where possible and look forward to announcing further positive additions to our services across the year.”

The NX2 service stops at Steventon, Great Western Park, Didcot town centre and Didcot Parkway station. Buses depart from Oxford, St Aldates at 12.30am, 1.35am, 2,35am and 3am. Buses return from Didcot Parkway at 12.30am and 1.30am, which is timed to meet late night trains from London.

Season tickets, key cards and return tickets are all valid for use on the night service. An adult night bus fare to Didcot is £6, Abingdon is £4 and Great Western Park is £2.

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.