Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel will operate a reduced service on Monday. The Public Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Both bus operators will provide a Sunday service across all timetables. Its customer services and Oxford travel shops will also operate to amended hours. Customer services and the Gloucester Green travel shop will be open between 10 am to 4 pm. The Queen’s Lane Visitor Information Point, Oxford will be closed. The City Sightseeing service will also not operate as a mark of respect.
Passengers travelling are advised to check bus operator websites or use the travel app to plan their journeys before travelling. As a further mark of respect, Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel colleagues who are working on Monday have been encouraged to wear black on the day if they wish. They have also been invited to take part in the National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 8pm on Sunday September 18 .
Luke Marion, Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel Managing Director
“We have carefully considered the needs of our passengers and colleagues at a sensitive and sad time. We appreciate many people will want to be with their family on this day. This will mean travelling to various locations to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen. A Sunday timetable will be in operation throughout our networks on Monday September 19 and normal services will resume on Tuesday September 20.”
Following the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral on Thursday September 8, electronic destination displays and paper tickets on Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel buses have carried the message ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022’ in recognition and respect for the Monarch’s 70 years of public service.
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