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BUS operator RH Transport Services has announced that its services will “cease to operate” by the end of the day.

The Witney company, which operates the No 700 hospital park-and-ride service in Oxford, routes linking towns in West Oxfordshire including the X8 between Witney and Chipping Norton, and school bus services across the county, is set to go into administration tomorrow.

RH is also the operator of the X9 and C1 and T1 Cotswold Line Railbus routes, which connect with trains at Kingham and Charlbury stations, and the X15 Witney-Abingdon service.

Since August it had been running a number of special football services to take Oxford United fans to matches at the club's Kassam Stadium.

The schools served by the firm's buses have been informed of the situation.

Rodney Rose, Oxfordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for transport, said: “We’re very keen to find replacement operators and have them up and running as soon as we possibly can.”

RH Transport currently provides 30 education transport services in Oxfordshire. These services will not run on Friday.

Chipping Norton, Henry Box and Wood Green secondary schools have inset days tomorrow so services were not scheduled to run anyway.

School services operated by RH Transport are:

Burford School - Leafield-Shipton-Fulbrook
Burford School - Leafield-Fordwells
Burford School - Minster Lovell-Worsham
Burford School - Brize-Carterton-Langford
Burford School – Black Bourton-Alvescot-Filkins
Chipping Norton School - Charlbury Spelsbry
Chipping Norton School - Charlbury
Chipping Norton School - Enstone
Chipping Norton School - Dean Chadlington
Chipping Norton School - Middle Barton
Kingham CP School - Salford Churchill
Holy Trinity RC School - Charlbury/Enstone
Charlbury CP School - Finstock/Cornbury Park
Charlbury CP School - Ditchley Park
Matthew Arnold School - Kennington
Matthew Arnold School - Kennington
Matthew Arnold School - Kennington
King Alfreds - Rowstock-East and West Hendred
Wheatley Park School - Risinghurst
Wheatley Park School - Risinghurst Sandhills
Henry Box School - Aston-Bampton
Henry Box School - Aston-Cote-Standlake
Wood Green School - Stonesfield-Finstock-Ramsden
Wood Green School - Finstock
Burford School -Kelmscott-Clanfield
Burford School -Bampton-Brize Norton
Burford School -Bampton-Brize Norton
Chipping Norton School - Charlbury
Bartholomew School -Standlake-Brighthampton
Wood Green School -East End-North Leigh

The regular passenger routes operated by RH are:

18: Clanfield – Bampton – Oxford
19: Carterton – Bampton – Witney
63: Longworth – Eaton – Oxford
64: Carterton- Lechlade – Swindon
67/A: Wantage - Stanford – Faringdon
98: Great Western Park – Didcot
243: Combe – Leafield – Witney
700: Water Eaton – Oxford hospitals park-and-ride
C1: Charlbury Rail Bus
X8: Wychwoods – Kingham – Chipping Norton
X9: Witney – Charlbury - Chipping Norton
X15: Witney – Southmoor- Abingdon
X47: Wantage – Swindon.
These services will not run tomorrow or until replacement operators have been found by the council.