Stagecoach has announced that its Oxford Tube express coach service between the university city and London will see “significant improvements” from 6 January.
The changes will take place two days after the competing X90 service, operated by Oxford Bus Company, is withdrawn. They will amount to an additional 13,446 weekly seats.
The number of Oxford Tube journeys operated will grow by 17% and weekday peak frequencies will operate for longer periods. Weekend frequencies will rise to up to every eight minutes on Saturdays. Additionally, weekdays will see 12 new express journeys in each direction.
Says Oxford Tube MD Chris Coleman: “Following recent changes to availability of Oxford to London [coach] services, we have recognised that frequency is a key priority for passengers.
“That has been a significant factor in our considerations and has informed the changes we’ve made.”