MORE of West Oxfordshire will be connected after a new bus service was launched.

Stagecoach has revealed its new Sunday service on the 233 route, allowing Bladon locals to travel to Witney and Hanborough station.

Currently, only 11 passengers are allowed on the minibuses, which have a capacity of 28, due to coronavirus restrictions.

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Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) leader Ian Hudspeth said: “This is a welcome addition to the 233 service, connecting Bladon to Witney, Woodstock and Burford, as well as Hanborough station.

“This will make Sundays even more relaxing by encouraging more people to use the bus and avoid the hassle of driving.”

The new Sunday service runs hourly and is being funded by OCC through the national Supported Bus Services Fund.

There is a risk if the new service is not popular, it will be withdrawn.