Reading Buses to introduce temporary £1 Pink bus route

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Contingency plans, including the introduction of a special fare, are being put in place by Reading Buses for the duration of works to Reading Bridge.

As well as deploying extra buses in the town to help with any serious late-running, Reading Buses will be offering a £1 single fare.

Martijn Gilbert, Reading Buses CEO, said: “We recognise that the total closure is essential for works to strengthen the 92-year old bridge and are sure that the long term benefits will far outway the short term disruption.

“There will inevitably be an increase in traffic due to one route being closed and this may flow into other nearby routes in the town that don’t cross the river. It will be difficult to predict the exact impact until the works start, but we’ll be doing all we can to keep our buses on time.

Pink buses link Reading railway station at the Northern interchange and Friar Street in the heart of the town. The single deck pink gas buses also offer free on board Wi-Fi.