VILLAGERS are urging Stagecoach to bring back the S2 to Minster Lovell, saying they are struggling to make hospital appointments in Oxford.
The bus company removed the village centre stop from the route to improve reliability as part of changes to its West Oxfordshire services.
Its new S7 service from Carterton to Headington runs through Minster Lovell and earlier times have been added to the 233 service from Milton-under-Wychwood to Witney, but residents say the services are worse.
Dorothy Holloway, 66, said: “We want our S2 back and nothing less – it’s not acceptable and is making life hell for everyone.
“The S7 doesn’t run frequently enough and if you miss one you have an hour to wait.
“You have to go into Witney to get a bus to Oxford which, if you have to pay, works out very expensive.”
Stagecoach added the S7 bus, which started running on Monday last week, to take passengers to near the John Radcliffe Hospital.
It followed a campaign by councillors and residents, who said it took up to two-and-a-half hours to get from Witney to the county’s main hospital.
The company also made changes to its S1, S2 and S3 services, including adding more rush hour journeys and replacing minibuses with double-decker services.
The S2 used to travel from outside the White Hart pub in Minster Lovell to Oxford at mainly half-hour intervals but the new S7 service only runs hourly for less of the day.
Our top stories
8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014
IT was a case of right place and right time for this year’s Face of Oxford.
7:30am Saturday 25th October 2014
STAFF at Caterham F1 have been told not to return to the team’s West Oxfordshire base until it is sold.
7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014
FAMILY, friends and schoolchildren paid their final respects to the 11th Duke of Marlborough at his funeral in Woodstock yesterday.
6:40am Saturday 25th October 2014
IT may be Britain’s favourite beverage, but leave your mugs at home for this new exhibition showing how to drink tea in style.
6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014
FLOOD-HIT residents will not have to pay two sets of council tax after water bosses pledged to foot extra costs.
'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration
1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014
ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.