Public consultation on proposed changes to subsidised bus services

Bus 23As part of cost savings proposed by Oxfordshire County Council following substantial cuts in central government funding, a number of subsided bus and Dial-a-Ride services are at risk.

Bicester bus services that could be affected include routes 8, 22, 23, 25, 25A, 37, 81, 81A, 118 and T94.

In addition to transport savings of £3.7 million already identified by OCC, a further minimum £2.6 million reduction is required. Proposals to achieve this include the options of withdrawing bus subsidies altogether, reducing bus subsidies and prioritising services to the elderly and disabled, and ending direct funding of the Dial-a-Ride service.

Oxfordshire County Council is holding a public consultation over the next 12 weeks to gather feedback to these proposals. For further details, visit