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House shakes due to bus

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:03, Tue 17 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later. Council ref: 1770271.

Our house shakes along with other neighbors at Meaden Hill when the number 13 Bus from the John Radcliffe Hospital reroute its travel and use the chicane at high speed. I know that they are doing this to avoid the traffic from the John Radcliffe to Marston and the Hybrid bus is unable to slowdown much in using the chicane. Bus this is causing consider amount of damage on my property and my neighbours.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:05, Tue 17 September 2019

  • Good afternoon. I believe that some of the buses were using the old bus terminal on Halliday Hill. The works on Halliday Hill are schedules to be finished tomorrow, and the buses will resume their usual route. If you feel that there was an issue with speeding buses, please report this to Oxford Bus Company.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:40, Tue 17 September 2019

  • Appreciate the quick reply of the the Oxford County Council. But the problem is not related to the road works that is happening at Halliday Hill street.(17/09/2019) Its the route that the Number 13 Bus takes when there is a traffic at the John Radcliffe Hospital (which is almost everyday) Instead of using the right route from the John Radcliffe to WestWing stop then Saxon Way and Halliday Hill what they do is they will not go via Saxon way but reroute and use the chicane at the corner of Meaden Hill and Halliday Hill on a high speed to reach the Halliday Hill bus stop. So basically they are using it as a some sort of U turn to avoid the traffic. What they are doing is using an alternate bus route that is not only causing shake and damage on a few houses at Meaden Hill but also because this is not a proper bus route is also causing health and safety concerns on other motorists and road users including children's that walk from here to their school nearby.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:26, Tue 17 September 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:49, Tue 15 October 2019

  • Good morning, Houses on Halliday hill (by the oak tree) and Meaden hill are shaking due to buses this is still ongoing and causing cracks visibly externally and internally the general road condition on Halliday hill is poor - its gets patched here and there but already since September a number of potholes have re appeared. not good enough for a major bus route.

    Posted anonymously at 09:22, Tuesday 10 March 2020

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