A new bus route between Oxford, Headington, Wheatley and Thame has been launched.

The plan was revealed by Oxford Bus Company who said it is stepping in with the new 280 service in light of the proposed closure of Arriva depots in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

The new addition is set to run at 30-minute intervals from July 1.

Its sister company, Carousel Buses, will provide replacement services in the High Wycombe area, starting with route 4 from May 19.

It will also provide replacement services on current Arriva routes 2, 3, 5/5a, 6/6a, 7/7a, 10, 11, 12, 13, 800, 850, and X80, from the date of the closure.

Luke Marion, managing director of Oxford Bus Company and Carousel Buses, said: "We understand that local people may well be worried that the bus services they rely on across Wycombe, South Bucks and Oxfordshire may be affected by this news – but they need not be concerned.

"I can reassure them that Oxford Bus Company and Carousel are ready to step in, to ensure bus users can still get to where they need to go.

"We will be working hard over the coming months to plan the new services."