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Oxford Road Link Service 147

Oxford Road Link, a new bus shuttle service between Piccadilly train station and Oxford Road, will start on the 14th March 2005, providing employees, students, patients and visitors with easy access to all the organisations on Oxford Road. The venture, supported by The University of Manchester, Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) hopes to encourage people to leave their cars at home and use public transport as well as taking the stress out of travelling. Ian Goodwin, Higher Education Precinct Travel Co-ordinator says: “We are delighted that this fruitful partnership between the Universities, the Royal Northern College of Music and the NHS Trust has been able to provide this much needed missing link between Piccadilly Railway Station and Oxford Road.” The 147 service, operated by Bullocks Coaches, will run every ten minutes during peak times, and every 15 minutes during off peak times, Monday – Friday between 7.15 am and 6.45 pm. It will cost a flat fare of 50p for a single journey and a pound for day rovers, giving unlimited travel on the route. The service starting on Fairfield Street, near Piccadilly Train Station will call at The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Dental Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Saint Mary’s Hospital.