As schools prepare to return in September a new bus timetable for services between Long Wittenham, Didcot and Wallingford has been announced by Going Forward Buses.
From Wednesday 2nd September there will be two return journeys from Wallingford to Didcot on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Some of the timings vary slightly by four minutes depending on whether the service runs via Berinsfield or Dorchester. This variation is necessary to help manage capacity on the buses, and to fit in with statutory break times for drivers.
The new timetable means that Long Wittenham passengers can travel to Wallingford, leaving at 10.12 on Mondays or 10.08 on Wednesdays. People will have 1 hour and 15 minutes there before the return journey leaves at 11.50.
Alternatively, passengers travelling to Didcot, leaving at 09.52 on Mondays or 09.48 on Wednesdays, will have just over 2 hours in the town before the return journey. The bus leaves Broadway at 12.15 on Mondays and 12.19 on Wednesdays. All services will also run through Clifton Hampden and Burcot and will also serve Didcot Parkway station, Orchard Centre Taxi Rank and Tesco Extra.
Residents will be aware that a section of the B4016 Lady Grove into Didcot is expected to be closed for roadworks until December. The bus company says that detours to avoid the roadworks will add about five minutes to the journey times.
More information is available on the Going Forward Buses website and printed timetables will be available on buses.