Subsidised buses - usage data


This is now closed but the data remains available for anyone to access

Publication of subsidised bus usage data

We have published usage data for subsidised bus services in response to a number of requests for this information.  

At the time of the consultation on terminating bus subsidies last year, the council made available the limited data we had on bus usage.  However it has become apparent there is more usage data available.  We asked bus operators to verify this data and have  published the information for anyone to review.  

We do not consider that the new usage data changes the methodology we used to review subsidised bus services, or the decision made by Cabinet and full council in response to the service change proposal we consulted on during the summer of 2015. 

It was agreed by Cabinet in November 2015 that if there was enough funding to continue to provide some subsidies then any prioritisation of routes should be based on ‘need’ and not ‘usage’.  More information about this can be found in the background papers below.  It has since been confirmed by full council in February 2016 that ALL bus subsidies will be terminated and therefore this prioritisation no longer applies. 

Nonetheless the county council considered it important that members of the public had a chance to review and comment on this data. 

Community First Oxfordshire managed the consultation (which closed on 18 April) and produced independent reports which will be presented to the council's Cabinet meeting on 24 May 2016. Copies of the reports are available below.


Usage data consultation report

Usage data independent analysis report

Data and supporting Information

Usage data and the methodology used by the council to review subsidised bus services:


Community First Oxfordshire is managing the consultation (which closed on 18 April) and is producing an independent report.


  • Opened
    21 Mar 2016 at 17:00
  • Closed
    18 Apr 2016 at 17:00
  • Response Published
    24 May 2016



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Contact Phone Number 01865 883488 (Community First)
Contact Postal Address Usage Data Feedback
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Consultation Topic
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • People with mental health issues
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Staff
Geographical Area
  • Banbury
  • Bicester
  • Kidlington and Yarnton
  • Oxford City
  • Benson, Berinsfield and Wallingford
  • Chalgrove, Thame Watlington and Wheatley
  • Goring and Henley
  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon
  • Grove and Wantage
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney