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Oxford Bus Company Park & Ride

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Oxford Bus Company Park & Ride
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Oxford Park & Ride BBW218Y
Oxford's Park & Ride services are some of the best used in the country. Hence doubledeckers are the normal requirement. The operation has seen a mix of vehicles over the years, including Willowbrook Warrior rebodied Leopard singledeckers, ex London DMSs and then Titans. These Olympians, displaced by singledeckers from city services, support the service in a quite eye catching livery. Brand new deckers folowed shortly afterwards.
Oxford Park & Ride
Oxford Park & Ride E228CFC
A newer Alexander bodied Olympian was one of a number that operated the Park & Ride services alongside the older ECW Olympians illustrated above.
Oxford Park & Ride
Oxford Park & Ride Dennis Trident
You wait ages for abus then.......
Three turn up at once. An unusual delay at Oxford's Northern Pear Tree Bridge Park & ride site. Post Christmas sales caused delays on the cross - city service, by which time the queue, pre-serviced by a car park based conductor was more than one Dennis Trident could cope with. Whlst the first two buses coped with the queue, the third dropped its passengers and high tailed it out of the car park to get the service back in line. Meanwhile a fourth Trident appeared.
Oxford Park & Ride
Oxford Park & Ride Dennis Trident
113 (T113DBW) was the first to arrive and its rear end is just visible in the above picture. The attractive livery suits the Alexander ALX400 bodywork well.
Oxford Park & Ride
Oxford Park & Ride Dennis Trident
The rear end of 113 here shows the lack of window on the lower deck, which has effectively been replaced by a destination blind. It was surprising to find that car park charges had just been introduced at the Park & Ride sites - 50p for 24 hours - reasonable enough for a long stay, but when added to the £1.30 return on the bus car drivers would find it hard to justify use of Park & Ride car parks against the cost and convenience of city centre multi-storey car parks if more than one passenger was visiting the city for a couple of hours, or more than two for three hours or so.
Oxford Park & Ride
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Oxford Bus Company Park & Ride
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