Oxford Bus Company logo
Thames Travel logo
Special 175 bus route map
Click on the map to see an enlarged version
Thames Travel 175th anniversary page
Oxford Bus Company PickMeUp logo
Images courtesy of Thames Travel and Oxford Bus Company

Thames Travel and Oxford Bus Company services


Normal Saturday local bus services

  • Normal services connected Oxford, Radley, Abingdon and Didcot (for the Didcot Railway Centre)
  • Passengers with the special combined bus/rail ticket could use it for travel on the 35 service between Abingdon and Radley station
    The 35 bus service between Oxford and Abingdon, which runs every 20 minutes, stops at the end of the short service road leading to the station car park
  • The Thames Travel and Oxford Bus Company timetables could be viewed online to check the times of the various services before travelling

The special 175 circular bus service

This special service was operated by Thames Travel in conjunction with GWR allowing you to hop on and hop off as often as you like. A combined bus and train ticket could only be purchased on the train, at any GWR station, or online. You were not be able to buy a combined bus and train ticket on any bus.

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This service provided a unique opportunity to travel on a route and between destinations not normally served by public transport
As a special bonus, the service was operated by the GWR branded vehicle which was made available to Thames Travel by the Oxford Bus Company

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Special GWR branded bus Special bus timetable

The bus was only be able to stop where indicated on the timetable, with intermediate stops not being served.

~~ Special offer on Oxford Bus Company's PickMeUp service ~~

Oxford Bus Company offered a special rate of only £1 per single journey for any trip by PickMeUp bus to or from Grandpont, within the PickMeUp travel zone, all day on 15th June. Not only that, but children under 5 went free, and if three people booked to travel together on the same journey, the third person went free as well.

You just had to download the PickMeUp app and put in the postcode of the event venue on Whitehouse Road in Grandpont - OX1 4QH

Any queries regarding availability, purchasing, terms and conditions, or timetabling should be raised directly with either Thames Travel or Oxford Bus Company as appropriate. The promotion of their services does not imply any liability by the organisers of the 175th celebrations for any matters arising whatsoever.

Further information

Download or print the train and special 175 circular bus service timetables

Visit the special 175th anniversary page on the Thames Travel website for loads more bus travel information