Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has announced the suspension of the Oxford Tube coach service as London and the South East goes into Tier 4 Covid restrictions.

The service, which runs regularly to the capital, will be temporarily suspended from the last journey on Christmas Eve until further notice.

The service will be running to the published Christmas timetables for essential journeys only up to Christmas Eve with the last coach leaving Oxford at 1915 and from London at 2200 on Thursday, December 24.

Chris Coleman, Managing Director at Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, which manages the Oxford Tube, said: "The safety of our customers and our employees is at the heart of everything we do.

Oxford Mail:

"We also know that our services play a vital role in keeping the country running and ensuring key sector personnel get to work. We are continuing our robust cleaning programme to ensure maximum safety on board and would like to remind customers of the hands, space, face advice.

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"However, following the latest government advice, we have reviewed the current situation and have made the difficult decision to suspend the service from Christmas Eve. We recognise that there are some customers who have already booked ahead for travel beyond this date and advise them to contact customer services. Full information is available on our website at

Oxford Mail:

"We will continue to review the latest government advice in place and keep customers updated with the latest information."