A NEW 'science shuttle' bus is set to be launched to connect Oxford with neighbouring campuses.

Thames Travel's new ST1 and ST2 services will run for the first time on July 15.

The ST1 will travel a fast route between Broad Street and the Harwell Campus at half hourly intervals every week day between 6am and 8pm, replacing the current X34 bus.

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The ST2 will run between the John Radcliffe Hospital, University Science Area, Oxford Rail Station, Seacourt Park and Ride and Wytham on week days between 7am and 8pm.

Routes were planned in partnership with the Harwell Campus and Oxford University.

It means that the three services currently opereated by Unobus - ST1, ST2 and ST3 - will no longer run from July 12. 

These were open to university staff, students and visitors and not members of the public.