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Football Specials To Continue Next Season

Buses also available this Friday as the U's welcome Scunthorpe

26 March 2018

Oxford United are pleased to announce that the Football Special bus services that bring fans to and from home league games will continue in the 2018/19 season.

The OX3 and OX7 services are operated by Thames Travel and bring fans to United home games from Carterton, Brize Norton, Witney, Eynsham, Botley, Kidlington, the Banbury Road, Summertown, Marston and Headington.

In summer 2016 we reported that the bus services were in danger of finishing due to being loss making, leading to the previous operator pulling out but since Thames Travel took over in October 2016 we have had a very positive response from fans and this has enabled both routes to continue, allowing fans to get to games.

Mick Brown, Oxford United’s club secretary told us:

“It’s good news for everyone really because a number of fans rely on the bus services to get to matches. We have an excellent relationship with Thames Travel and were both keen to keep the buses going which the fans have supported to make economically viable.

“Thames Travel are very good to work with and their flexible approach means that we are able to adjust things as required: the buses will be in operation on Good Friday, as usual, but running two and a quarter hours earlier because of the 12.45pm kick off. Hopefully they will be busy with fans coming along to get behind Karl Robinson in his first home game.”

Phil Southall, Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel said

"We're passionate about supporting the Yellows and have been front of shirt sponsors of the Women's team for several seasons now. So when we heard about the situation with the supporters' bus services for match days at the Kassam, we were really keen to see if we could help out. It's been a great partnership so far and we're delighted to confirm that the services will continue to operate for all home league games, and selected cup games, for the 2018/19 season."

Timetable for Good Friday v Scunthorpe United

OX3

Carterton, Teasel Way  1052 
Carterton, Crossroads 1100 
Brize Norton, Church 1105 
Curbridge, Well Lane 1108 
Witney, Market Square (Stop C) 1120 
Eynsham, Church 1135
Botley, Elms Parade Shops 1150
Grenoble Road, Oxford United 1215

For the full OX3 timetable click here:

OUFC - Special Service - April 2018 - Timetable - OX3 (2).pdf

OX7

Kidlington, Grovelands 1110 
Kidlington, Garden City 1117
Summertown Shops (Stop C)  1128 
Marston, Cherwell Drive  1136 
Headington Shops (Stop HS1)  1147 
Hollow Way, Corner House  1157
Cowley, Garsington Road, The Longwall Pub  1204 
Grenoble Road, Oxford United  1215

For the full OX7 bus timetable click here:

OUFC - Special Service - April 2018 - Timetable - OX7.pdf


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