Oxford Bus Route 4

I happened to run into the Route 4 Manager from Oxford Bus Company. He got onto the bus as I did. We got to chatting, as you do.

We talked about the problems at the corner of Lime Road and Laburnum Road (see what I wrote about that here).

We talked about their decision to discontinue the 4C service (more info here).

We talked about the friendliness and helpfulness of the drivers. I think they are both of those things, usually. Do you?

We talked about how the online timetable is unreliable for the Lime Road and Arnolds Way stops. (Try it here.)

And we talked about some roadworks planned in Oxford for Easter time. A sewer pipe replacement is planned, requiring the closure of Park End Street just past (to the east of) Frideswide Square. He wasn’t sure exactly what they’ll do, but it seems likely all route 4 buses will have to go around Oxpens Road to get to the city centre. A few bus stops will have to be temporarily closed. Inconvenience is assured.