Operators’ association for Oxford-MKCambridge corridor

Six key operators have formed a bus operators’ association for the Oxford- Milton Keynes-Cambridge growth corridor and surrounding areas.

Stagecoach, Arriva, Oxford Bus Company (and its Thames Travel, Carousel Buses, and City Sightseeing Oxford sister companies), Go South Coast, Centrebus, Grant Palmer and Uno have joined, covering the same geography as England’s Economic Heartland, stretching from Swindon to Cambridgeshire, and from Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire.

It will have representation on the Heartland’s strategic transport forum, ensuring that they have a strong voice on the planning and delivery of strategic infrastructure in the region, while also playing a crucial role in England’s Economic Heartland’s work to improve transport users’ choice and journey experience.

The strategic transport forum chair, Mayor Dave Hodgson, says: ‘Working in partnership means that key aims of England’s Economic Heartland, such as better integration of public transport, improving the first and last mile of our journeys, and enhancing the user experience, can now be taken forward and delivered at real pace.