• September 4, 2009 /  Uncategorized

    20mph speed limits in Oxford

    New 20 mph speed limits on almost all residential roads in Oxford will come in to force on September 1 with signage being erected on streets across the city from August 17.

    20mph speed limit sign

    Why 20mph limits?

    The aim introducing 20mph limits in Oxford is:

    • to increase safety levels and help reduce accidents.
    • to improve the environment and quality of life for pedestrians, cyclists and residents
    • to encourage more people to walk and cycle to reduce congestion and pollution, and to improve health

    How will main roads be affected?

    Most major roads will remain at 30mph to keep the limits realistic as they are unlikely to reduce speeds significantly without extensive traffic calming measures.

    Radial routes such as the following will not be included:

    • Abingdon Road
    • Banbury Road (either side of Summertown)
    • Woodstock Road
    • Botley Road beyond Abbey Road
    • London Road either side of Brookes/Headington Shops
    • Iffley Road beyond Temple Street

    Routes around the city that would also not be part of the limit include:

    • the ring road
    • Oxpens Road/Thames Street
    • Marston Ferry Road
    • Donnington Bridge Road

    The Botley, Cumnor and North Hinksey areas will not be part of any 20mph plans with people from those areas having already stated that they do not want to be part of the proposal.

  • September 3, 2009 /  Uncategorized

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    Sneak preview of Aylesbury college staff prices

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    There is a promotion running until the 30th September 09 with Aylesbury College Staff. On production of their Staff ID and the voucher shown below they will be entitled to 50p off an Aylesbury Zone ticket only. This is not valid for any other type of ticket.

    Please ensure voucher has been completed by the customer before accepting and place in waybill for cashier.

  • September 3, 2009 /  Uncategorized




    Arriva have teamed up with Aylesbury College offering their staff great savings on Arriva services.

    Tickets are valid at anytime of the day. These must be purchased on the bus and an employee ID Card and Bus Card must be shown to the driver at point of purchase and when boarding the bus on further journeys. Only Aylesbury or All Zone tickets may be purchased at the concessionary rate.


  • September 3, 2009 /  Uncategorized



    Service 9 – Buses towards Hospital, New Wing will no longer serve the stop at the Eye Clinic. No change to buses leaving the New Wing.

    Service 16 – To provide better train connections at Parkway Station, the 06.10 from Westcott to Aylesbury will run 5 minutes earlier, and the 19.15 Aylesbury to Westcott will run 10 minutes later.

    Service 50 – The 15.10 from Aylesbury to Halton Camp will no longer run on Bucks School Days.

    Service 150 – The 08.10 from Aylesbury to Milton Keynes will now run up to 3 minutes earlier between Aylesbury and Wingrave Crossroads. The 08.20 from Aylesbury, Weavers Arms to Cottlesloe School will now run up to 6 minutes earlier.

    Service 300 – Evening journeys towards High Wycombe will no longer serve the Eye Clinic stop but instead will serve the Ambulance Station stop within Stoke Mandeville Hospital grounds.

  • September 3, 2009 /  Uncategorized




    Works to provide a permanent electricity supply to Aylesbury Vale Parkway will soon be undertaken. Around 3km of cables are required to link the station into the current power network and work will be undertaken along the Bicester Road and also Rabans Lane. The works will commence at Stonebridge, West of Jackson Road, on the Bicester Road, go along Bicester Road to Rabans Lane and end just South of the railway bridge on Rabans Lane.

    The first work to be undertaken as part of these works involves the construction of a new electricity sub station. The sub station will be constructed on the South side of the A41 opposite the existing lay by and just West of Berryfields Lane junction. To enable the access to this sub station to be constructed, off peak temporary traffic signals will be required on weekdays on the A41 Bicester Road between 0930-1530 from 7 to 14 September 2009.

    On 21 September 2009, work will start on the installation of the electricity cables from Stonebridge. It is expected that the majority of the works along the A41 will not require the use of temporary traffic signals, as the cables will be laid in the verge, but there will be some times when the A41 will be reduced to a single lane and either Stop/Go boards or temporary traffic signals will be used. These will only be used between 0930-1530 on weekdays. It is expected that the laying of cables on Bicester Road will be completed on 2 October 2009.

    The work being undertaken along Rabans Lane will necessitate the road being reduced to a single lane starting on 5 October for approximately one month. The work on Rabans Lane will be split into a number of lengths. Each length of Rabans Lane will be reduced to a single lane whilst the work is undertaken as the cables are being installed within the road itself. The footway on the West side of Rabans Lane will also be closed. From 0700-0930 and 1530-1900, Stop/Go boards will be used to minimise any delays whilst from 0930-1530 and 1900-0700, temporary traffic signals will remain in place.

    Jointing and connection works will be the final part of the works and it is expected that these will be completed in late November 2009.

    Delays are expected as a result of these works for which Buckinghamshire County Council apologises and seeks the co-operation of the travelling public.

    Valerie Letheren, Cabinet Member for Transportation said, ‘These works are needed to provide power to the new station. I am sorry that we have not been able to provide more advanced notification of the first part of these works. The works are likely to cause some delays to those using the A41 and Rabans Lane but we will do everything we can to minimise the delays.’

  • September 3, 2009 /  Uncategorized





    As in previous years a number of students and school

    pupils will not be in possession of their new Bucks County Cuncil Student/Scholar Passes for the beginning of the Autumn 2009Term.

    I would be obliged therefore if the checking procedures

    could be delayed until the week beginning Monday 14th

    September 2009.

    Thank you.

    This applies to other counties which we operate as well

  • September 3, 2009 /  Uncategorized



    DIVERSIONS ON 280/260/261


    Thame Town Centre will be closed from 05.30 (first bus out) hours on Wednesday 16th September 07 until 12.00 on Sunday 20th September for Thame Fair.

    Diversions for Services are as follows:-

    SERVICE 280

    Via Bell Lane both ways – observe The Old Thatch and Magistrates Court stops as main stops and timing points.

    SERVICE 260

    Via Bell Lane both ways.

    SERVICE 261

    Via Bell Lane from Long Crendon then via Oxford Road and By-pass back to Long Crendon – observe stop outside The Old Thatch and Magistrates Court House as if the Co-op stop.