New Routemaster arrives in Reading

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The New Routemaster has begun its two week trial with Reading Buses, CILT has said.

The vehicle entered service with Reading Buses on August 17 on the flagship purple 17 route between the Three Tuns on the Wokingham Road and the Water Tower at Tilehurst.

The Routemaster is one of a number of buses being trialled by Reading Buses over the course of the summer.

Marketing and Communications Manager Jake Osman said: “We are extremely excited to welcome the iconic Routemaster to Reading. It’s already attracting lots of attention.

“The main reason for its arrival is to help us as part of our summer bus trials. We are looking to our customers and employees to help shape our future buses.

“We want to know what customers think of the look of the bus both inside and out as well as the comfort of the seats and ride.”