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  • Castle Street Closure (10th -12th and 15th - 17th October2017)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 10 / 10 / 2017

    From Tuesday 10th until Thursday 12th October and from Sunday 15th until Tuesday 17th October, between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00, services that normally operate via Castle Street in the Oxford City Centre will be unfortunately unable to serve any stops on Park End Street, New Road or Castle Street. During the time of this closure, passengers are advised to use the Frideswide Square, Speedwell Street or St Aldates stops as alternatives. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Cinnaminta Road Stop Closure (2nd October – 30th November 2017)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 02 / 10 / 2017

    From 2nd October 2017 until 30th November 2017, the Cinnaminta Road Bus Stop (towards City Centre) will be suspended due to roadworks. This will affect our BROOKESbusU4 and BROOKESbusU5/NU5 services travelling towards Oxford City Centre. During the time of this closure, passengers are advised to use Peat Moors or Corner House stops as alternatives. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Where’s the affected Cinnaminta Road stop?
  • Re-opening of Castle Street and Closure of Queen Street (from 25th September 2017)

    Time: 10:00 Date: 25 / 09 / 2017

    Castle Street will OPEN and Queen Street will CLOSE from approximately 10:00 on Monday 25th September 2017 for the final phase of the Westgate development works. All affected services that are currently on diversion and are using Thames Street and Hollybush Row will be returning back to normal routes via Park End Street, New Road, Castle Street, Norfolk Street, Thames Street and Speedwell Street in both directions. During this time, BROOKESbusU1 services towards Wheatley will need to divert via Castle Street, Norfolk Street, Speedwell Street, St Aldates to Turl Street, where normal route can be resumed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • St Aldates and High Street Footpath Works (18th – 29th September 2017)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 18 / 09 / 2017

    From 18th September (08:00) until 29th September 2017, Footpath works will be taking place on St Aldates and High Street affecting High Street (L1) and St Aldates (G0) stops. This will affect our city8/9 and BROOKESbusU1/NU1 services travelling towards Barton, Risinghurst and Wheatley. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Lime Walk Stop Closure (11th September 2017 until further notice)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 11 / 09 / 2017

    From 11th September 2017 until further notice, the Lime Walk G5 and G6 stops will be suspended due to roadworks. This will affect our city4/4A/4B/4C, BROOKESbusU4 and BROOKESbusU5 services travelling in both directions. During the time of this closure, passengers are advised to use the Girdlestone Close stops as alternatives. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Where’s the affected Lime Walk stop?
  • Speedwell Street (S1) Stop Closure (8th September 2017)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 08 / 09 / 2017

    From 8th September 2017 for approximately two weeks, Speedwell Street (S1) stop will be suspended due to on going works around the new Westgate Shopping Centre. This will affect our city3/3A/3B, city4/4A/4B/4C, city5, city8/9, parkandride400, BROOKESbusU1/NU1 and BROOKESbusU5/U5X travelling in the direction of the Rail Station. During the time of this closure, passengers are advised to use the Police Station (P1) stop as an alternative. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Where’s the affected Speedwell Street (S1) stop?
  • Castle Street Closure and Re-Opening of Queen Street (4th September 2017)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 04 / 09 / 2017

    From approximately 10:00 on 4th September, the Castle Street will be closed for approximately 2 weeks, due to on going works at the new Westgate Shopping Centre. This will affect our city4/4A/4B/4C, city5, park&ride400 and BROOKESbusU1 services.

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  • Speedwell Street (S1) Stop Closure (3rd September 2017 - January 2018)

    Time: 00:00 Date: 03 / 09 / 2017

    From 3rd September 2017 until January 2018, Speedwell Street (S1) stop will be suspended due to temporary traffic control. This will affect our city3/AB, city4/ABC, city5, city8/9, BROOKESbusU1/NU1, BROOKESbusU5/U5X and park&ride400 services travelling towards the Rail Station. During the time of this closure, passengers are advised to use the temporary stop, which will be placed further down the road as an alternative. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Where’s the affected Speedwell Street (S1) stop?