For some time we have had a lot of complaints about buses using an area in Oakhurst as a layover. It has taken a very long time to get this resolved but I am pleased to say progress has been made following intervention by Swindon Borough Council Cabinet Member Cllr Maureen Penny.
This is an outline of the action taken by them to alleviate the issues of traffic congestion caused by their vehicles laying over at Oakhurst Way during the morning peak.
‘Following complaints received, with effect from 18/10/2019 Swindon Bus Company implemented the following practice:
Drivers operating the following departures on Service 12; 07:34, 08:09 and 08:47 from Oakhurst Way must observe the following operating instruction
Instead of turning right from Tortworth Road into Oakhurst Way they turn left and proceed to and circumnavigate the roundabout at the junction of Garsington Drive and wait any time at the northbound bus stop layby located between Hartington and Ilkeston Roads.
Once any recovery/layover time has been waited they then proceed to the roundabout at the junction of Voyager Drive and commence service at the designated departure time.
We have asked that afternoon/evening peak times are also looked into, and that if the morning change does work then it can be progressed on. Please do provide feedback to us.