#AYearOfBuses 190: X90 Oxford – London
It’s one of the UK bus industry’s heavyweights today on #AYearOfBuses – we’re taking a look at the X90, from the Oxford Bus Company.
In the battle for the Oxford-London commuter market, there are two operators engaged in one of the industry’s longest-running bus-based ding-dongs.
In the silver corner stands the Oxford Bus Company, with a fleet of luxuriously-specced Volvo B11R Plaxton Elite-i interdeck coaches. They’re packing a powerful punch, with reclining seats, USB and 240V power and free WiFi, onboard toilets, plenty of legroom, and an envious journey time of 120 mins to boot.
And in the beachball corner stands their competitor – a veteran of the ring, the Oxford Tube, from Stagecoach. Running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Oxford Tube is a worthy adversary, also boasting its own fleet of high-spec coaches.
Seconds out, round 2…