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No 17 will run from the Railway station to Summertown shops
No 17 will run from the Railway station to Summertown shops

New service for the Jericho bus

Posted - December 06, 2016

The No 17 bus has been a lifeline for many people in Jericho, particularly for older residents to enable them to get to the city centre and Summertown. However, this has involved a subsidy, and since the County Council has had to remove the subsidy this service has been in jeopardy.

In July, in an effort to cut running costs, Thames Travel reduced the service. However, this meant that it only went from Magdalen Street to St Margarets Road and there was a gap in the middle of the day. This made it less useful for residents.

Following meetings with local residents and Councillor Pressel, Thames Travel, who have been making every effort to make the service financially sustainable, have come up with an new route and timetable. It is hoped that this will increase the number of passengers. If it does not, we are still in danger of losing the service.

From Monday, January 9, the route will start at the railway station and and go Magdalen Street and St Margaret’s Road and then via Woodstock Road, Squitchey Lane and Banbury Road to Summertown shops. From Summertown shops buses will operate via Moreton Road, Woodstock Road, and St Margaret’s Road to Magdalen Street East and then to Oxford railway station.

Railway station - Jericho - Summertown, Monday to Friday.

Railway Station 09:35 10:35 11:35 12:35 13:35 14:35
Magdalen St. 09:45 10:45 11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45
Farndon Road 09:54 10:54 11:54 12:54 13:54 14:54
St Margarets Road 09:56 10:56 11:56 12:56 13:56 14:56
Summertown shops 10:04 11:04 12:04 13:04 14:04 15:04

Summertown - Jericho - Railway station, Monday to Friday

Summertown shops 10:05 11:05 12:05 13:05 14:05 15:05
St Margarets Road 10:10 11:10 12:10 13:10 14:10 15:10
Farndon Road 10:12 11:12 12:12 13:12 14:12 15:12
George Street 10:22 11:22 12:22 13:22 14:22 15:22
Railway Station 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30

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OUP Autumn Concert
Wed 14 Nov - 7.30 pm
COFFEE & LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH & DYING
Mon 10 Dec - 6.00 pm Common Ground Workspace
My Jericho - coffee, cake and conversation David Freud - Freuds Tour and tea *
Wednesday 24 October - 4:30 PM
Freuds
Alive and Kicking Halloween Party – come dressed suitably!
Wednesday 31 October - 2:00 PM
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A little litterpick Saturday 10 November - 10:00 AM
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Jericho Health Walk
Thursday 25 October - 1:30 PM
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JCA monthly meeting
Monday 12 November - 8:00 PM
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