Bus stops to move to temporary locations from George Street in Oxford in August and September

Oxfordshire bus users are being asked to note the revised position of bus stops this August and September amid the temporary closure and pedestrianisation of George Street in Oxford.

During the closure period from Saturday 22nd August to 20th September, buses that usually run along George Street will be diverted either via Beaumont Street or into Gloucester Green bus station.

All of the bus stops on George Street will be out of use including the pair outside Gloucester Green, which are outside of the closure area. Arrangements for the various routes differ, but instead of using stops on George Street, new temporary stops on Beaumont Street will be used, or existing stops on Magdalen Street or in Gloucester Green.

Temporary bus stops with services noted are to be revised as follows:

7, S3 to Woodstock – from Magdalen Street C4 (not Gloucester Green)

14/14A and ST2 to the Hospital – from Beaumont Street U1 (outside The Ashmolean)

300 towards Pear Tree – from Magdalen Street C2

300 towards Redbridge – from Beaumont Street U2 (outside The Playhouse)

500 towards Woodstock – from Magdalen Street C2

S1 towards Carterton – from Gloucester Green bay 8

S2 towards Carterton – from Magdalen Street C4 (not Gloucester Green)

ST2 to Wytham – from Beaumont Street U2 (outside The Playhouse)

Buses to Oxford railway station will depart from Beaumont Street U2 (outside The Playhouse).

These temporary stops will be removed once the George Street closure ends in late September. The diversions will be in place 24/7, so even when the road is open in the early morning and late evening, buses will remain on diversion.

The County Council, City Council and bus operators have worked together to ensure as seamless as possible a transition to the temporary stops. Bus operators will provide their customers with information on their websites, social media feeds and through notices on the bus and at bus stops.

For more information about the pedestrianisation of George Street, please read Oxford City Council’s press release.

Bus customers that normally use George Street stops are advised to check arrangements in advance. Bus users can also find out more on updates from the County’s real time information system, Oxontime. This can be accessed by text message or through the browser at www.oxontime.com