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      25.03.2002 14:38
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      Having lived in Oxford for over 4 years, I have learned a thing or two about the public transport which could be of use to you. Firstly there are excellent bus services, particularly the Park & Ride scheme which has a car park on each side of Oxford: East, West, South and North about 5 miles out from the centre of town. This is where you can park your car and take the bus into the town. The buses have bus lanes and you do save yourself a lot of time and hassle. Another bonus of this scheme is that if you have children they go free when travelling with an adult (max. 3 children per adult). The idea is to reduce pollution by increasing the use of public transport. The car parking is free (except for the north side) and the fares are: Adults (over 16) Return: £1.60 Single: £1.10 These buses go once every 10 minutes so you don't have to worry about schedules, you just show up and you won't have to wait too long. The train station can be easily reached using the Park & Ride buses: It is West Oxford and can be most easily reached by the Thornhill Park & Ride (East) This is becasue the buses do a cycle in which they go from East to West and back again, and the others do the same but with North and South. Don't forget to take a double decker guided tour which you can get on from the Rail station! The Park & Ride also provide value tickets: 12 trip freedom: £7.00 14 day unlimited travel: £11.50 The centre of Oxford has been made pedestrianised and so travelling anywhere near the centre of Oxford in a car is made almost impossible. The buses can go closer but still not into the main shopping areas. I hope you have found this guide to be of use to you, now you can travel around Oxford with ease and concentrate on the wonderful surroundings of the age old university. Enjoy!

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