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Oxford could get these new bus routes if congestion is reduced


Sep 11, 2022

Oxford could get new bus routes if congestion across the city is reduced.

Oxfordshire County Council is currently proposing six trial traffic filters on key routes across Oxford, which aim to improve bus services and journey times, reduce walking and cycling accidents and improve air quality across the city.

If approved, the county council will introduce them under an experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO) from summer 2023.

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The council reports that these filters could reduce congestion in the city by up to 20 per cent, a feat which – if achieved – will mean new bus routes across the city can be put in place by the bus companies.

These are the bus services the city could get:

‘Eastern arc’ service

Oxford Mail: The proposed 'Eastern arc' service The proposed 'Eastern arc' service

This be introduced in the eastern part of the city.

The council expects there to be a frequent service connecting the following destinations:

  • Oxford Parkway
  • Summertown
  • John Radcliffe hospital
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Cowley Centre
  • Redbridge P&R

‘West-north through’ service

Oxford Mail: The proposed ‘West-north through’ serviceThe proposed ‘West-north through’ service

Connecting existing services 4 and 6 will create frequent a west-north through service between Botley and Wolvercote via Botley Road, city centre and Woodstock Road.

It could connect the following destinations:

  • Wolvercote
  • Woodstock road
  • City centre
  • Railway station
  • Botley road
  • Botley
  • Cumnor

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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