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Boost for bus riders as low-cost Milton Park services expand

Milton Park bus services will be extending the zones eligible for the £20 a year bus pass to include the villages of Drayton, Steventon, Sutton Courtenay and Milton. The changes will be in place from 1 October, helping more people save money on their commute and encouraging the use of sustainable transport across Oxfordshire.

Through increased funding, Oxford Bus Company has also been able to carry out further enhancements across services 33 and 99 to provide a new 22/23 service that commenced on 4 September. This will now deliver the following improved transport links:

  • A direct link from Botley, Cumnor, Wootton and Shippon to Milton Park via an enhanced service 33 which will run every hour, seven days per week.
  • A direct link from Henley and Nettlebed to Milton Park on service 23 which will run every hour from Monday to Friday. This incorporates the current service 99 to Great Western Park, increasing the frequency of services to every 30 minutes during peak travel times.
  • The link between Wallingford and Milton Park has been increased from hourly to every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday, helping to serve the residents of the new housing at Highcroft. An hourly service to Wallingford will continue to operate on weekends and bank holidays.

In terms of zone boundaries, bus travel will be valid up to and including the following stops:

  • Zone A – Steventon to Barnett Road (last bus stop on service X36 heading towards Wantage)
  • Zone B – Drayton to Abingdon Road (last bus stop on service X2 heading towards Abingdon)
  •  Zone C – Sutton Courtenay to Appleford Road (last bus stop on service 33 heading towards Culham passing through Milton Village)

Veronica Reynolds, Sustainability and Community Manager at Milton Park, said: “We’re committed to increasing the accessibility of sustainable and public modes of transport to those regularly travelling to Milton Park as well as people living in Didcot and the wider community.

“These bus pass zone and service enhancements will make a big difference to the day-to-day lives of local people, so we’re extremely proud to be part of the team establishing these transport improvements.”

For more details and to view the latest bus timetables, please visit the Oxford Bus Company website.

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Press contact Rachel Stratton | [email protected] | 07849 890 579 About Milton Park Milton Park is a dynamic science and technology park in Oxfordshire and one of the largest in Europe. It is a collaborative working environment and a welcoming community that fuels innovation and sustainable growth for more than 250 businesses and 9,000 people. With three million sq ft (278,709 sq m) of offices, laboratories and warehouses and 25+ amenities, Milton Park is in 214 acres of ownership, of which 43 acres is open and landscaped space with water, shrubs, grass and trees. Its primary responsibility is to its customers with a duty to create a home for dynamic businesses, small or large, thanks to an inspiring landscape, unrivalled connectivity, and welcome humanity. It facilitates life-changing discoveries and conversations between the business community, local and national government, research, academia, education, local residents and all relevant stakeholders. By managing the buildings and infrastructure in sustainable ways, the environment is enhanced and flexibility is given for each company to realise its full potential. Milton Park provides a place where collaboration and the fusion of ideas can flourish, and talent can thrive. Social and cultural life are integral to Milton Park. As a member of the community, people can enjoy its many amenities and events.

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