A dedicated bus service has been launched to help employees, apprentices and other site users travel between Abingdon and Culham Science Centre from 9 September 2019.
The new bus service coincides with the completion of Phase 2 of Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) at Culham Science Centre – purpose-built to train up to 350 apprentices per year in engineering disciplines – due to be officially opened by Formula One legend, Ross Brawn, in October 2019.
Caroline Livingstone, Head of Property, Culham Science Centre / UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) said:
“Culham Science Centre is a major employment site in Oxfordshire with over 2,400 people serving over 50 companies. A dedicated bus service will be of huge benefit as we look to continuously support sustainable travel in addition to helping businesses attract new employees.”
Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is facilitating delivery of the bus service following a commitment made by UKAEA under Section 106 Planning Obligations for the OAS building.
Isabel Wilkesmann, Estate Support Officer, UKAEA said:
“With the new bus service running six times a day, it’s really convenient. The flexibility this offers gives me options to commute allowing me to make the most of my working day and my personal commitments.”
Bus number 45 will operate Monday – Friday (except bank holidays) during key commuter hours between 7.00am – 9.00am and 4.00pm – 6.00pm with an additional service on Fridays running between 2.00pm – 3.00pm.