Oxford to London service ends after 92 years of operation

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At 1500hrs there was a brief line up of vehicles at Gloucester Green bus station to mark the final day of operations. Willowbrook-bodied AEC Regal III 703 built in 1949 was provided by the Oxford Bus Museum for static display during the day. RICHARD SHARMAN

Oxford Bus Company celebrated its proud history of transporting passengers between Oxford and London on the last day of the X90 service on Saturday 4 January. Richard Sharman takes a look at some of the vehicles operated over the 92 years of operation and attends the running day to record the final departures

The origins of the X90 service can be traced back to 1928 when South Midland established the service, the coach operations of that company later passing to The City of Oxford Motor Services – now trading as Oxford Bus Company.
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