Science Transit Shuttle re-launches with new operator

The new contract includes two routes – the ST1, running between Oxford and the Harwell Campus, and the ST2 that links Oxford City Centre with Wytham and the JR Hospital, stopping at Seacourt Park & Ride, Oxford rail station and Old Road Campus on the way. See for more information.

The new services are open to the public, fully accessible, provide double the passenger capacity and will offer a far wider range of ticketing options, including contactless payments and the Key travel card. Another advantage is that tickets covering a fixed period will also be usable on other Thames Travel bus services.

Thames Travel are investing in a fleet of ultra-low emission buses to provide the service, further increasing its environmental benefit. These will be full-sized buses, so there should always be room for all customers to get on – not always the case at busy times with the minibuses used under the old contract. The service is part-subsidised by the University and the Science & Technology Facilities Council.  As the pilot comes to an end it will now become a public bus service with the aim of little or no further subsidy being required by 2022. If you have any questions, please email the Sustainable Travel team on