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Posted on behalf of Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Should you need to go to OUH at Cowley ( for meetings, ID checks with the HR department, etc) there will be a dedicated shuttle service from Monday 3 July between the JR, NOC and OUH Cowley.  Timetable and further information below. 

The shuttle is free, but you will have to show valid Oxford University ID. This new shuttle service is in addition to the Trust’s existing JR-NOC-CH shuttle.

Pick-up and drop points 

  • John Radcliffe - Adjacent to the A & E ambulance bays
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre - Main entrance
  • OUH Cowley - Main entrance 

Timetable

The Trust’s shuttle bus between the JR, NOC and OUH Cowley will begin at 0700 on 3 July 2017 and will run Monday – Fridays on the following timetable.

 

HEADINGTON to OUHC

JRH

0700

0745

0830

0915

1015

1115

1215

1315

1415

1515

1615

1715

1745

1815

NOC

0708

0753

0838

0923

1023

1123

1223

1323

1423

1523

1623

1723

1753

1823

OUHC

0725

0810

0855

0940

1040

1140

1240

1340

1440

1540

1640

1740

1770

1840

OUHC to HEADINGTON

OUHC

0745

830

0930

1030

1130

1230

1330

1430

1530

1600

1645

1730

1815

NOC

0753

838

938

1038

1138

1238

1338

1438

1538

1608

1653

1738

1823

JRH

0810

0855

0955

1055

1155

1255

1355

1455

1555

1625

1710

1755

1840

Last updated 13 June 2017


As this is a new service, and there are roadworks on The Slade, the journey times and timetable will be monitored for the first few weeks and, should it be necessary, changes to the timetable might be made. You will be notified in advance if this is the case.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO USE THE SHUTTLE

The shuttle is also available for all the Trust’s stakeholder/partners who need to travel between the OUHC and Headington sites. This includes staff going to OUH Cowley for ID checks or to meet Trust staff at the OUH Cowley site. You will need to show a current University of Oxford, OUH Cowley, OUH or NHSP ID badge. If you do not have valid ID, you risk being asked to leave the bus.

COST

There is no charge to staff for this service.

MONITORING

Staff who work at the JRH, NOC or Churchill cannot park at OUH Cowley to take the shuttle to get to work in Headington. This will be monitored and anyone trying to do so risks being asked to leave the bus.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS MY SHUTTLE?

You should wait for the next one. There are hot desks on each floor at OUH Cowley. If you call for a taxi, it will be at your own expense.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SHUTTLE IS FULL AND I CAN’T GET ON?

The minibuses are 16 seaters and, based on current taxi usage, this should be sufficient. In the unlikely event of a minibus being full, then you should use one of the hot desks on each floor at OUH Cowley until the next shuttle. If you call for a taxi, it will be at your own expense.

WILL THE SHUTTLE BE SLOWER THAN THE TAXIS?

Because the shuttle stops at the NOC and JRH, journey times will be slightly longer than travelling direct between sites, so please factor this in when you are booking meetings.

WHAT IF THERE IS A LARGE GROUP OF US?

If a large group (10 or more) is travelling between the sites to a meeting, please contact transport@ouh.nhs.uk  to discuss the options and/or make a one-off arrangement for your group.

Is there WI-FI on Board?

Not currently, but it may be introduced in the coming months

 

As this is a new service, there may be a few glitches in the beginning. Please be patient with the drivers as they will be doing their best to adhere to the timetables. If there are recurring or regular problems, please contact transport@ouh.nhs.uk  to report these issues and all the possible solutions will be explored.