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Major changes to the county's bus service in September 2011 have affected services in Helmdon. The 499, RL3 and RL4 services are withdrawn and have been replaced with the new CountyConnect service.
The only remaining scheduled bus service is the 508 service, which operates on Thursdays and Saturdays only serving Brackley and Banbury (and villages in between).
Download the full 508 timetable.
CountyConnect is a new type of bus service that goes where and when you want within the designated areas. County Connect will take you to or from any designated pick-up point to any other in each village or town. You can go from village to village as well as to your local town. You are able to connect to regular bus and rail services that will take you longer distances.
There is no fixed timetable as it changes every day, so you need to pre-book. The bus cannot pick you up without a booking.
You can phone, email or text the dedicated booking team. Bookings can be made up to an hour before you need to travel (subject to availability) and up to a week in advance. It is ‘first come first served’, so the more notice you give, the more likely you are to get your requested booking.
Fares are charged based on the distance travelled, like any other bus service. Your concessionary travel pass will also be valid after 9.30am on Monday to Friday and all day Saturdays.
For further information, and to register to use the service visit the CountyConnect web site.
for news updates September/November 2011 click here