Update: Buses terminating early due to city centre roadworks

Buses cancelled due to city centre traffic

Buses cancelled due to city centre traffic

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BUS services will be terminating early until further notice after “severe” traffic delays hit Oxford city centre this morning .

Oxford Bus Company tweeted that the City 3 and 5 services will be terminating on the High Street.

City 8 service will be terminating at Green Road roundabout until further notice.  

An Oxford Bus Company spokesman said that the problems were due to traffic delays caused by roadworks at Longwall Street. 

 

Oxford Mail:

He added that buses were stopping in the city centre, and the firm was transferring people onto the X3 and X30 services for free.

These buses are then taking passengers to the railway station, where staff can direct them to other bus services if needed. 

The firm also told passengers on Twitter that it had to cancel its 9.05am City 5 bus from Pegasus Road.

Oxford Mail:

Laura Clos, who works as a shop assistant in Uni Gifts Tourist Centre, on the corner of Longwall Street and High Street, said the traffic had been "bad" since the works started yesterday.

The 28-year-old said: "The noise is horrible, really annoying and it's all the time.

"There has been lots of traffic, today and yesterday, and people keep coming in and asking where they can park.

"And, because the pedestrian crossing is not working, drivers are beeping their horns a lot."

For the latest traffic information, see our live feed. 

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12:08pm Thu 24 Jul 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Typical City Or county council. They let the roads get dug up and do nothing about traffic management. Get someone there controlling the lights and not a timer.Dead simple, these executives in their ivory towers earning over £100,000 should be sacked.
Typical City Or county council. They let the roads get dug up and do nothing about traffic management. Get someone there controlling the lights and not a timer.Dead simple, these executives in their ivory towers earning over £100,000 should be sacked. HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: -5

1:01pm Thu 24 Jul 14

King Joke says...

Homer, with the best will in the world and manual control of the lights, there is no way you could avoid delays by closing off half the road at this location.

THe County insists on doing work like this during the day, and not even looking into the possibility of doing them at night.
Homer, with the best will in the world and manual control of the lights, there is no way you could avoid delays by closing off half the road at this location. THe County insists on doing work like this during the day, and not even looking into the possibility of doing them at night. King Joke
  • Score: 8

1:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Yep, went past there at 4.20pm, not a worker in sight!
Yep, went past there at 4.20pm, not a worker in sight! HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: -8

2:30pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Oxford Optimist says...

The works are for a new water connection - so either Thames Water or the owner who wants a new water connection is to blame. And the responsibility for the signals lies with the person digging up the road. Neither Council can do anything to stop this happening! Granted, the Council's aren't perfect, but funnily enough they aren't actually responsible for every single thing that happens in the City.
The works are for a new water connection - so either Thames Water or the owner who wants a new water connection is to blame. And the responsibility for the signals lies with the person digging up the road. Neither Council can do anything to stop this happening! Granted, the Council's aren't perfect, but funnily enough they aren't actually responsible for every single thing that happens in the City. Oxford Optimist
  • Score: 1

3:05pm Thu 24 Jul 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

They are, they have to give permission for the works to be carried out, and to inform the public of any possible disruption, which they did not.
They are, they have to give permission for the works to be carried out, and to inform the public of any possible disruption, which they did not. HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: -5

9:20am Fri 25 Jul 14

jdsami says...

Looks like the road works are outside a college.....oxford university is the most Influential organisation in the city.nothing goes to the council for approval. THEY run the city!
Looks like the road works are outside a college.....oxford university is the most Influential organisation in the city.nothing goes to the council for approval. THEY run the city! jdsami
  • Score: -1

10:29am Fri 25 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

Could have been easier to find but is was on the website

http://voyager.oxfor
dshire.gov.uk/
Could have been easier to find but is was on the website http://voyager.oxfor dshire.gov.uk/ Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Isawyoucoming says...

The good news is they have finished outside the martyrs memorial for the second time. just in time to dig up outside Boswell's again, you could not make this up.
The good news is they have finished outside the martyrs memorial for the second time. just in time to dig up outside Boswell's again, you could not make this up. Isawyoucoming
  • Score: 2

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