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Oxfordshire County Council withdraws bus subsidies

Oxfordshire County Council has confirmed that it plans to withdraw all bus subsidies in the county.

The Pulhams X9 (Witney/Chipping Norton) and Go-Ride C1 (railbus) services are those in Charlbury which are affected. (The S3 to Oxford is not subsidised.) Bus operators will have the chance to run services commercially, i.e. without subsidy. Neither Pulhams nor Go-Ride have yet announced an intention but it looks unlikely that the C1 railbus will continue.

The withdrawal will be confirmed in February when OCC sets its budget. If savings can be found elsewhere, it is possible that subsidies could be kept for a small number of services.

The next OCC elections will take place in 2017.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 11 Nov 2015, 10:00 · Link

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