Free shuttle backs Blenheim carbon neutral plans

Blenheim Palace has partnered with Oxford Bus Company to provide visitors with a sustainable travel service to the tourist attraction. The new service aims to make it more convenient for people travelling by train to reach Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire and forms part of a major drive by Blenheim Palace to provide sustainable transport solutions as part of its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2027.

Visitors arriving at Hanborough rail station can take a free shuttle bus at weekends every 30 minutes. The service operates between 9.10am and 5.40pm on Saturday and Sunday to coincide with train arrival and departure times.

Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company managing director, says: “We applaud Blenheim for this initiative, and we have liveried the bus up to make it a visible advert for the service and to allow customers to find the service easily.”

Dominic Hare, Blenheim Palace CEO, adds: “Our goal is to encourage more of our visitors to make their journey to us easier, cheaper and greener with a series of new incentives and additional infrastructure.

“We want to be able to offer people viable low carbon travel alternatives and this new bus service is a vital link in the public transport chain allowing visitors to complete their journey to us in a hassle-free way.”