We understand from Oxfordshire County Council that the road closure in Shipton is now scheduled for Monday 23rd February and will last for up to five days. (We were previously notified of a two week closure from the 16th).
We have been liaising with OCC as to how best to operate the X10 bus while the road is closed as the closure cuts the route in two. The length of the diversion means that we would be unable to run anything like the normal timetable. The approved solution is that we will operate a less frequent service for most of our passengers by running to Milton and Ascott on alternate journeys. This way everywhere along the normal route, except the closed section through to Frog Lane, will at least have a bus service each day even if it is less frequent than normal.
The bus to/from Ascott will serve Shipton High Street (A361) stops; the Milton buses will serve the Quart Pot and The Sands. Buses between Fulbrook and Burford are unaffected but from Fulbrook in the other direction buses will be serving either Milton or Ascott on alternate journeys.
The timetables will be available from the driver from Friday 23rd January. They will also be available on our website from next week. Our website www.pulhamscoaches.com will also be a useful place to look for any updates or last minute changes in relation to this particular scheme and also more generally to find out what is happening in bad weather.
Pulham & Sons (Coaches) Ltd.
Bourton Business Park
Coach Operator of the Year 2011
Bus Operator of the Year 2012