Stagecoach Improve Banbury Bus Service to the Horton Hospital
From Monday 12th October, changes to bus services in Banbury will see improved links to new developments and the main employment sites at the Wildmere Industrial Estate, Horton Hospital and Southam Road sites.
Supported through s106 funding agreed with Oxfordshire County Council, the changes will also result in better cross town links and changes to times will mean all Banbury town services will depart from the town centre at standard times throughout the day, Monday to Saturday. This will simplify the service offering and make it easier to connect to different routes to travel across town.
County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment and Transport, said on the changes:
“We welcome the service improvements announced by Stagecoach for Banbury. These changes come to two particularly important locations at this challenging time; to the Horton Hospital, where the improved link will benefit hospital staff and visitors, and to a key area of employment in the town at the industrial estate. Bus use in Banbury and indeed across the county forms an important part of our strategy to reduce traffic and improve air quality.”
Chris Coleman, Managing Director of Stagecoach Oxfordshire said: “In order to connect passengers to the people and places that matter most it is vital that the network of services we offer work together to accommodate our passengers needs so that travelling by bus is an attractive choice.
“The extension of two services across town means that the need to switch onto another service is reduced but where this is still necessary, the simplification of departure times from Banbury Bridge Street makes this connection much smoother.
“Improved connections and accessibility will encourage greater bus travel, which means cleaner and greener air for Banbury town.”
Details of the new timetables can be found at stagecoachbus.com