NEW bus stops, shuttle bus services and traffic diversions are among the actions being considered at Oxford United’s proposed new stadium.

The club’s planning application for a 16,000-capacity ground at The Triangle, south of Kidlington Roundabout, has been validated by Cherwell District Council.

It means a range of planning documents have been made available via the local authority’s online planning portal, including those relating to transport.

In the description of the proposed stadium, it states that United are working with Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach, Chiltern Railways and Oxfordshire County Council in order to offer an ‘integrated public transport ticket in the cost of a season ticket and match day tickets’.

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Meanwhile, a new stepped access to Oxford Parkway from Oxford Road is proposed, to provide direct access from the railway station towards the stadium.

The documents add: “New bus stops are proposed on Oxford Road so that the existing services can stop next to the site on match and non-match days.

“These stops will include level boarding, shelters and real time information. Additional bus stops and layby are being investigated with Oxfordshire County Council on Frieze Way.

“Shuttle bus services will operate from the Park and Ride sites on match days (subject to ticket sales) to intercept supporter vehicle trips based on the geographical pull of their journey towards Oxford, and supporters within walking and cycle distance of the Park and Ride sites around the city.

“Oxford United currently operates supporter shuttle services to/from Abingdon and Witney to the Kassam Stadium. These will continue at the new site.

“Oxford United will also work with supporters’ associations and clubs to organise away supporter coaches.”

It is further stated that traffic will be diverted via Frieze Way for a minimum of half an hour before and after a game.

Before and after matches, it is expected that general traffic will be diverted for at least 30 minutes, with key bus services and coaches marshalled through Oxford Road during periods of lighter pedestrian activity. Bus services and general traffic will continue to access and exit Oxford Parkway from the site.