‘Roaring success’ at Oxford Tube as capacity to increase
Stagecoach reports its Oxford Tube service is a ‘roaring success’ and is to increase capacity. The boost to services will require more coaches added to the service.
The scheduled coach service, operated between Oxford and London, is seeing strong demand, according to the operator. It reports demand in weekends in particular is ‘very high’.
The increases to capacity are due to come into effect from 23 October 2023. It is to introduce some weekday trips via Carterton, Witney and Eynsham. These early morning commuter trips will originate in West Oxfordshire and will then bypass Oxford city centre serving Thornhill only before continuing the normal route to London. Four outbound journeys will operate in the morning, with three returning journeys later in the afternoon.
A new hourly route will begin in Oxford city centre as usual but will serve High Wycombe coach way after Lewknor and then will travel to Hillingdon and Baker Street into London as per the current express route, providing additional links to Baker Street. Ten round tips will operate daily, except for weekends.
Additionally, service levels are to be increased across the board, with frequency upped to eight to 12 minutes on a Saturday (ten to 15 minutes Monday to Friday) and up to 20 minutes into the night.