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Transport Service Changes or Disruption

Planned public transport changes, disruption information and contacting operators

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Services changes in April 2022 

From Monday 4 April 2022 there will be some timetable changes to routes that serve Reading town centre, operated by Reading Buses.  

A summary of these changes:

  • Jet Black 1 - some changes to peak time buses in the morning and evening. 
  • Lime 2/2a - some minor changes. 
  • 33 - some changes in the morning and afternoon during peak times. 

Further information can be found on the Reading Buses website. 

Going Forward Buses have also made some changes to their routes, information can be found on their website. 

Please ensure you have checked the latest timetable information available, the travel guide will be updated shortly. 

Other Public Transport Services

National Express are running coach services. See the National Express website for more details. At the present time National Express are not calling at Newbury Wharf.

Trains services that operate in West Berkshire maybe subject to change, often at short notice, updated information can be found on the Great Western Railway (GWR) website.

Travel Guidance and Face Coverings

The Government has removed all domestic legal restrictions relating to COVID-19. 

There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering, but the government suggests that people continue to wear one in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You can find more detailed information about coronavirus guidance on the GOV.UK website.

Services on Bank Holidays and During Travel Disruption

If you are planning to travel by public transport on bank holidays, during bad weather or during other periods of disruption, please use the Traveline journey planner which has regularly updated information.

We also post available updates on the Connect West Berkshire Twitter feed. 

You can also check with the bus or train company you will be using to make sure they are running. Please see the contact details listed above. 

Road Closures and Bus Stop Suspensions

At times essential utility work and highway improvement works can cause disruptions to bus services. This can include bus stop suspensions and services having to divert from scheduled routes.

Details of any works which could have a major impact on West Berkshire Council contracted services will be posted on this page.

Contacting Local Bus and Train Operators

You can find details of the major bus and train operators in West Berkshire, and links to their website and contact details, below:

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