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Other transport

Walking

Rotating (tactile) cones at traffic light controlled crossings in Oxfordshire

Where two or more controlled pedestrian crossings are close to each other, we are unable to use audible bleepers in support of the 'green man' to indicate when it is safe to cross the road.

Almost all traffic signal controlled crossings in Oxfordshire where a bleeper cannot be used have a tactile cone fitted. These are about the size and shape of a thimble, and located on the underside of push button boxes.

Once you have pressed the button to call the pedestrian phase, just slide your hand across the underneath of the push button box where you will find the cone. Hold it lightly. When the traffic has been shown a red light, and the steady green man is showing, the cone will rotate gently for the same period that a bleeper would have operated. It is, of course, important to remember that cars may still be on the crossing if there are queues. You should use whatever means you have available to try and check that vehicles have stopped and your way is clear.

Cycling

A map of Oxford's cycle network is available from Oxfordshire County Council.

There is cycle parking throughout the site: cycle parking is indicated on the hospital site map.

Oxonbike

The Oxonbike scheme runs between Thornhill Park & Ride and our Headington hospitals. You can hire and return bikes at any Oxonbike rack, and you don't have to ride it back to the same one.

The Oxonbike racks at the Churchill Hospital are to the left of the main entrance, Surgery and Diagnostics building.

Coach

The Oxford Espress (X90) and the Oxford Tube operate frequently 24 hours a day to and from central London.

They stop in Headington Centre and at Gipsy Lane, about 15 minutes' walk from the Churchill Hospital.

Ideally, get off at the stop announced 'Headington shops' and walk down Lime Walk all the way to the end. Cross over Old Road at the traffic lights and you will see the entrance to the hospital site.

Rail

We are three miles from Oxford railway station, with its frequent trains from London (Paddington) and many other parts of the UK.

Please allow at least 15 minutes by taxi from the station forecourt and 30 minutes by bus (take the number 5 or 3 and change to the number 15 at Queens Lane).

Air

Oxford is well placed for airports in London and Birmingham. London Heathrow is about 70 minutes by bus (Airline Express X70). There is also the Airline Express X80 to London Gatwick. These services stop in Headington Centre and Gipsy Lane.

Air ambulances

  • IAS Medical provides a dedicated fixed wing service to the NHS and provides a dedicated air ambulance on both a commercial and charitable basis to the public.
  • Air Medical Ltd (AirMed) is the largest fixed-wing air ambulance company in the UK.

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