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Update on the X15 bus service

A successful new bus service the X15, introduced between Abingdon and Witney only three years ago, is set to finish after the Government grant which paid for it runs out.

The X15 services passes through Standlake, Kingston Bagpuize, Southmoor and Marcham.

David Robertson, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport, said: "Unfortunately, now that the government has withdrawn this bus subsidy grant the service can no longer be financed.

"However, the county council is in talks with the operator about the Wallingford to Abingdon part of the X15 service and also investigating services between Standlake and Witney".

Abingdon-Witney College, who also helped to finance the service, are looking at alternative ways of transporting their students between their sites in each town.

The County Council spends over £4,million per a year on subsidising bus services across the county but it could not finance the extra cost of taking over the subsidy of the X15 service.

Posted : 02/04/2007 14:14:20

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