New green bus service is launched for town eco development

A new low emission bus service has been launched by Grayline Coaches for the Elmsbrook development in Bicester. Grayline operations manager Paul Gray and A2Dominion strategic partnership manager Louise Caves. PNL-160906-103316001
A new low emission bus service has been launched by Grayline Coaches for the Elmsbrook development in Bicester. Grayline operations manager Paul Gray and A2Dominion strategic partnership manager Louise Caves. PNL-160906-103316001

A new low emissions bus service from Elmsbrook at North West Bicester to Bicester town centre has been launched this week.

Run by Grayline Coaches, the new E1 service will start by providing six weeks free bus travel for new residents, thanks to a subsidy from developers A2 Dominion. The 30-minute service will operate from 6.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturday. It will also serve Bicester Village Train Station at peak times, picking up additional patronage along the route.

Planning requirements for the development meant A2 Dominion had to provide a bus service from occupation of the first home. The route is registered with the traffic commissioners as a hail and ride service, permitting it to stop at any safe point along that route. It is also for the benefit of residents in Bicester town and surrounding areas.