Stagecoach to cover RH bus routes

First published in Abingdon

STAGECOACH has agreed with Oxfordshire County Council to run many of the bus routes previously operated by RH Transport, which is set to enter administration.

The following services will be provided by Stagecoach tomorrow and on Saturday, with passengers being able to travel free of charge:

18: Clanfield – Bampton – Oxford

19: Carterton – Bampton – Witney

63: Longworth – Eaton – Oxford (but not the 4:30pm journey from Oxford)

64: Carterton - Lechlade – Swindon

67/67A: Wantage - Stanford – Faringdon

X8: Chipping Norton - Kingham - Wychwoods (Kingham Railbus), but this route will only run between Chipping Norton and Kingham railway station.

X9: Witney – Charlbury - Chipping Norton (except late-night services)

X15: Witney – Southmoor- Abingdon

X47: Wantage – Swindon (this is a Saturday only service)

No services will be provided on Friday or Saturday on these routes:

98: Great Western Park - Didcot

C1/T1: Charlbury Railbus

243: Combe – Leafield – Witney

Rodney Rose, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for transport, said: “I’m grateful to both Stagecoach and the council’s transport team. A lot of hard work has gone in during the course of today to bring this temporary arrangement about.

"Further work continues on permanent arrangements for next week onwards.”

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12:47am Fri 5 Oct 12

Myron Blatz says...

More 'red faces' atum County Hall as Stagecoach rides in to save the children - heap powerful stuff !
More 'red faces' atum County Hall as Stagecoach rides in to save the children - heap powerful stuff ! Myron Blatz
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1:32pm Fri 5 Oct 12

TonyH says...

What a great firm 'RH' must have been - "thanks for all your support and custom over the years - by the way as of tomorrow you've got no bus".
What a great firm 'RH' must have been - "thanks for all your support and custom over the years - by the way as of tomorrow you've got no bus". TonyH
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7:19pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Busymumof5 says...

TonyH wrote:
What a great firm 'RH' must have been - "thanks for all your support and custom over the years - by the way as of tomorrow you've got no bus".
I couldn't agree more with you.
Notice they thank the customers - but what about the loyal, hard working drivers?
[quote][p][bold]TonyH[/bold] wrote: What a great firm 'RH' must have been - "thanks for all your support and custom over the years - by the way as of tomorrow you've got no bus".[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more with you. Notice they thank the customers - but what about the loyal, hard working drivers? Busymumof5
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