The Brookes Union Safety Bus will not operate beyond the end of this semester

The new scheme will run 24 hours a day


From the end of this semester the Brookes Union Safety Bus will no longer be running.

An email seen by The Brookes Tab shows the Union decided the bus wasn't running effectively.

From September 2019 the Safety Bus will be replaced with a "Safer Taxi" Scheme, a 24-hour service which will run all year. The scheme has been successful in other major university cities.

The Safety Bus scheme was a volunteer run welfare service for students at Brookes. It was the go to for students after a late night study session in the library or a night out.

The Union is optimistic about the new service, which it says has "worked well in other cities" and will be a "major improvement" over the Safety Bus, which will be "phased out" in September. The Union says it will publish more information closer to its launch date.

A Brookes spokesperson has said: "We are incredibly grateful for the tireless work that our Safety Bus volunteers have put in over the years to ensure that students can get home safely. They have made an enormous difference to students’ lives.

"In order to give our students the opportunity to take part in volunteering opportunities and continue to give back to the community we will also be launching a new volunteering scheme from September. This scheme will link students up with local volunteering opportunities."