The service that started last week runs from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway Station. This was built on the site of the distinctive but demolished grain silos ...
The bus fares are £1.80 single and £2.80 return.
Can you buy a through ticket to Oxford station including the bus? According to the timetable, yes!
But the big offer for Chiltern is the cheap car parking.
fbb reckons they are onto a winner.
To what extent non-car-reliant passengers will use Chiltern from Oxford's not-very-central station is unclear. If Chiltern offers cheaper fares they might well eat into GWR's revenue stream.
But Chiltern haven't finished there. There next aspiration for Oxford involves running passenger trains on the Cowley line. Originally a through route to Princes Risborough, it became a siding to the huge Cowley car factory.
But in amongst this exciting rail developments is at least one piece of grim news; and fbb does not refer to the traumatised bats of Wolvercote tunnel.
Correspondent Alan reports that there were no printed timetables at Oxford Parkway; no printed timetables at Bicester Village and no printed timetables at Haddenham and Thame Parkway.
Presumably Chiltern Trains management, like the bus blunder people in Sheffield, didn't know they were starting a new service?