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One of the ADL Enviro400 MMCs at Portland Bull, Weymouth on one of Newbury & District’s days out. DAN OCKWELL

Primarily a school contract operation, it might seem unusual for Newbury & District to have been acquired by Reading Buses in September 2018, but there was careful business thinking behind the move as Reading Buses CEO Robert Williams and Newbury Operations Manager Dave Fulford explain to Andy Izatt

Arms-length municipal operator Reading Transport, trading as Reading Buses, has extended its operational reach in several directions over recent years. In December 2017 it took over Green Line route 702 From Bracknell to London from First Berkshire & The Thames Valley, adding several services run by that operator during the day and evening in the Slough area the following month.
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