On 15 June, as part of Oxford Green Week, the Oxford Bus Company provided free transport for people navigating their way to Rectory Farm, a location chosen for some of the green activities.
Oxford Green Week is a summer festival which incorporates culture, community and creativity to make people more environmentally aware and inspire people to act against climate change.
In a bid to support spreading awareness and environmentally-firendly activities, the operator’s buses travelled to Rectory Farm for Pick Your Own customers and operated from Templars Square Cowley, Bus Stop C, Barton, Underhill Circus Bus Stop (Route A) and Banbury Road, Upland Park Road Stop (Route B).
The Oxford Bus Company was one of the first bus operators globally to invest in diesel-electric hybrid buses to reduce emissions.
There are 72 ultra-low emission buses in the current fleet and a further 61 will be upgraded by 2019. Five City Sightseeing buses will also be converted to electric later this year after help from government funding.
Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director, said: “Green Week is a great series of events and helps highlight the importance of our environment. Sustainability is a major driver for us, and we’re committed to upgrading our bus fleet to run cleaner, more environmentally-friendly vehicles.
“Oxford Green Week shares our core vision and values and so we’re pleased to be long-term partners supporting this with free transport for events such as the annual Pick Your Own.”
Hannah Fenton, Good Food Oxford Manager, said: “We are so grateful once more that our friends at Oxford Bus Company are running this Special Service. For those who love the fresh taste of in-season strawberries, but can’t get out to the farm, this is a once-a-year treat and not to be missed.”
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