THAMES Travel passengers made almost 6,000 journeys on its night service between Oxford and Didcot since it launched six months ago.

The NX2 service, which operates on Friday and Saturday nights, was introduced to help revellers and shift workers get home. Almost 1,000 passenger journeys have been made per month since the service was launched.

Thames Travel managing director Phil Southall said: “People have really embraced this new service and we’re delighted the pilot scheme has been a success.

“It was introduced in response to customer and partner feedback and in collaboration with Taylor Wimpey, to help improve services to Great Western Park.

“The service is now a permanent part of our network and we’re appealing to passengers to keep using the service, so it can continue to help people get home for years to come. We continue to work hard to improve Thames Travel for passengers where possible and look forward to announcing further positive additions to our services across the year.”

The NX2 service stops at Steventon, Great Western Park, Didcot town centre and Didcot Parkway station. Buses depart from Oxford, St Aldate’s at 12.30am, 1.35am, 2.35am and 3am. Buses return from Didcot Parkway at 12.30am and 1.30am, which is timed to meet late night trains from London.

Season tickets, key cards and return tickets are all valid for use on the night service.

Thames Travel is based in Wallingford and is the third largest bus operator in the county. It serves South Oxfordshire and services run into Berkshire.