Review of subsidised bus services in the Witney, Woodstock and Chipping Norton areas

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Many bus services in the Witney, Woodstock and Chipping Norton areas are currently under review (along with one or two others operating elsewhere in Oxfordshire) as the contracts to run them will expire at the end of May 2014. Please use the 'Consultation Documents' link below to access a list of the services under review and a list of towns and villages affected.

You can respond to this consultation in several ways:

  1. Via your parish or town council. All affected parishes and towns have been consulted as part of the review. Please use the following link to the Parish Councils section of the Oxfordshire website:
  2. Via the questionnaire contained within this consultation
  3. By e-mail
  4. By telephone
  5. By post

This consultation has now closed and feedback is available.


  • Opened
    19 Sep 2013 at 00:00
  • Closed
    15 Nov 2013 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    11 Apr 2014

Summary of Results


  • Services under review and parishes/towns affected
    This document lists the subsidised services currently under review. If services are not listed they are either operated commercially (i.e without subsidy), or are included in another review area (e.g service 488 from Chipping Norton to Banbury, which was reviewed in 2013 during the Banbury and Bicester area review).
  • Timetables: Witney and Woodstock area
    This document contains timetables for the subsidised bus services that are currently under review in the Witney and Woodstock area
  • Timetables: Chipping Norton area
    This document contains timetables for subsidised bus services that are currently under review in the Chipping Norton area.
  • Timetable: service 8 (Brackley - Bicester via Hethe)
    This is the timetable for Northamptonshire County Council subsidised service 8, which links several Oxfordshire villages with Bicester and Brackley. Northamptonshire's contract for this service (toward which Oxfordshire contributes) ends in September 2014.
  • Timetable: service 98 (Didcot to Great Western Park)
    This is the timetable for service 98, the contract for which is under review due to changes in the road network at Great Western Park which will make a 'circular' or through service achieveable.
  • Consultation document
    This document gives full details of all the services under review, and includes financial and usage information.
  • Summary of bus service changes in West Oxfordshire from June 2014
    This document summarises changes to bus services in West Oxfordshire from June 2014 following their review.


Contact Name Tim Darch
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 01865 815587
Contact Postal Address Bus Services Team
Highways and Transport
Environment and Economy
Speedwell House
Speedwell Street
Oxon OX1 1NE

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
  • Kidlington and Yarnton
  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney