Sunday, 14 September 2014

Council check: Oxfordshire County Council

Each Sunday, we look at how well one of our local transport authorities promoted the bus services on its patch. This week: Oxfordshire County Council.

Where do the buses go?

No maps are provided, just a link to Traveline, on which you can search for all bus services serving a particular location. 1 out of 5.


Nothing more than a link to Traveline. 2 out of 5.


Oxford's Smart Zone range of multi-operator tickets are mentioned, but that's it. No indication of travel costs if you're travelling outside of Oxford. Nothing at all on single and return fares or operators' own day tickets. Plusbus is available in Oxford, Banbury and Didcot but gets no mention from the council. 1 out of 5.


For an area of the country that is generally well regarded for the quality of its bus services, the performance of the county council is very poor. They've left as much to Traveline as possible, which is cost-effective, but also makes it more difficult for passengers to get an overview of the public transport network locally. Oxfordshire County Council really have done just the bare minimum and this is recognised in their overall score of 4 out of 15.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds dire.
    Oxfordshire used to produce good information several years ago.


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