More than 1.5 million passengers took journeys on Thames Travel’s Connector services in the past year, nearly 200,000 more than the previous 12 months, a 13 per cent increase.
This year Thames Travel has invested in improving connectivity to employment sites in the south of the county with its Connector services. This includes improved links between the city of Oxford and Harwell Campus and between Abingdon and Culham Science Centre. It has also added new services to Great Western Park, in partnership with Taylor Wimpey and Oxfordshire county council, connecting residents to employment opportunities at Didcot, Harwell and Milton Park.
Phil Southall, Thames Travel managing director, says: “A key part of our strategy has been to develop attractive bus services to serve major employment hubs in the south of the county via our Connector brand. We have done so via investment in new routes and services which has improved connectivity for some of the fastest-growing areas of economy in the county.
“The annual figures are encouraging and demonstrate the value of bus services to the overall economic well-being of the county. The investment has created more jobs for the Oxfordshire economy, and we are actively seeking drivers to support this important growth area.”