Thames Travel Bus Service

The Thames Travel bus service between Didcot and the Culham Science Centre via Long Wittenham is being discontinued from the end of this Friday (19th November) because of poor passenger numbers and a shortage of almost eighty drivers.

A new service is planned for January with the help of money from the Ladygrove expansion near Didcot.

Services 95 and 95B will be discontinued.  They are operated under contract to the county council using funds from the Culham Science Centre.  But both Culham and the county council have agreed to terminate the services from Friday.  The services were launched in September 2020.

The Mondays only service run by Going Forward Buses, service D1, is unaffected and will continue as normal.

The county council’s senior transport planner Dave Harrison said it had been decided reluctantly to withdraw the Thames Travel service on commercial grounds and release the company from its contract.

He added: ”Clearly the current situation has necessitated the early demise of the service.  Funding from the developments north of Didcot (the Ladygrove expansion) will be used to support a new service starting in January. A tender process is underway”.

For more details on the service cuts email: public.transport@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

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