Changes are set to be made to two bus services in Oxfordshire starting next month.

The alterations will be made to Stagecoach West's S7 (Witney – Woodstock – Oxford) and S4 (Banbury – Deddington – Kidlington – Oxford) services from March 10.

These changes aim to improve punctuality and service accuracy for passengers in Oxfordshire.

Following a November consultation with Woodstock Town Council and Oxfordshire County Council, it was determined that buses would no longer use Woodstock Market Place to turn.

This resulted in a diversion, compounded by ongoing roadworks and general traffic congestion, which impacted the service's timing dependability.

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Therefore, the S7 timetable will change to more accurately reflect journey times now that the extension in Woodstock has been made permanent.

The S7 will no longer serve Woodstock in the evenings although late night links between Woodstock and Oxford will still be available on the S3 service.

The service modifications also include a reroute of the S7 that will now start and finish at Magdalen Street.

It will no longer go through the city to serve George Street, Park End Street or Oxford Rail Station.

In light of these alterations, the S4's evening operations will experience slight shifts to continue regular schedule intervals with the S7.

Interim managing director, Elisabeth Tasker, said: "This combination of changes will provide a service which more accurately runs to time, improving its reliability and bettering the experience for our valued customers."