March 26th, 2012
The bridge over the A40 at Park Hill, [close to Holton Turn] Wheatley is to be closed on Saturday 31st March and until 18:00 on Sunday 1st April, for repairs to the bridge expansion plates.
During this closure, service 280 will not be able to serve Wheatley EASTBOUND, i.e. towards Aylesbury.
WESTBOUND BUSES TO OXFORD ARE NOT AFFECTED AT ALL AND WILL CONTINUE ON NORMAL ROUTE [but see below concerning ticket acceptance].
All day Saturday and Sunday until 18:00, eastbound buses are to continue along the A40 past the Wheatley turn off and then take the next exit towards Thame, then into Welcome Break service Area where drivers must wait for time if early as anticipated they will be.
Passengers requiring Wheatley from Oxford direction should use the 280 to Welcome Break then alight there and wait for a westbound bus going towards Oxford and board that into Wheatley.
Drivers on eastbound buses should issue and accept single, return and period tickets for Wheatley through to Welcome Break; drivers on westbound buses should then accept tickets from Welcome Break back into Wheatley without further charge. Passengers must not be charge more than they would normally pay to go directly to Wheatley!
Saturday drivers on the 2200 and 2300 from Oxford should ensure that any passenger boarding with a ticket or wishing to buy one for Wheatley is informed that they can only be dropped at Welcome Break and there will be no westbound bus to take them back into Wheatley!