Reading Buses service changes commence operation

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Reading Buses introduced a number of timetable changes from Monday  2 September.

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Emerald 5 returns to full frequency after the minor reduction for summer. RICHARD SHARMAN

Most of the changes are minor and involve the re-numbering of school buses to make them easier to understand for school and non-school customers alike, but some timetables will see other changes.

Said Robert Williams, Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer: “It’s the time of year when we do our usual set of timetable changes. This year however, we have focused on tidying up the network so most of the changes are very minor, and are just good house-keeping.

“We have renumbered our buses for schools from 81-93 so parents and students can more easily recognise their buses, and everybody else doesn’t have to worry about term dates affecting their journey.

“Some other changes are necessitated by either requests from customers and local authority stakeholders as well as our own research. For most customers, there will be little or no change as many of the changes are minor tweaks that help improve reliability.”

The summary of the changes are:

All school buses renumbered and moved away from the main timetables to avoid confusion.

The leopard sees the removal of the diversion into Bohunt School at school times to simplify the timetable and improve reliability. This is replaced by the introduction of brand new routes 92 and 93 designed to meet the needs of the growing number of students attending the school.


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