Times are changing from April 23rd 2019. We'll be running more services but please note the days of operation will change to TUESDAYS and SATURDAYS. The way in which our buses serve Tesco King's Meadow is also changing. Please see below for full details. For fares, please see our new fares page.
Special Note: It has come to our attention that if you do an internet search for the 142, you may be directed to an old (2013) Thames Travel timetable. Unfortunately Thames Travel tell us they are not able to remove it - apparently it will be there for eternity! Please ignore it, the correct timetable is shown below. Sorry for any confusion but the worldwideweb is outside of our control (or anyone elses according to Thames Travel!!)
Winter Timetable running on Saturday 20th April 2019
What's the route in Caversham Heights?
The 142 follows the yellow highlighted route from Caversham Library northwards... you can board or alight at any bus stop but please do give a clear hand signal to the driver if you wish to board, and let them know in good time if you want to get off. AND it's only £1.50 adult single for any journey between Shepherd's Lane (the Oxfordshire boundary) and Blagrave Street/Tesco King's Meadow no matter how long or short!
Printed copies of the new timetables (as above) are now available - currently on the buses, and also at Goring Library, the Community Centre, and Goring Railway Station and Pangbourne Library (while stocks last!).
Travelling from Wallingford?
Most 142 services have good connections at Goring station to or from the 134 Wallingford service.
Bus Links between Reading Town Centre, Caversham and Tesco King's Meadow
Horseman Coaches operate a free bus on behalf of Tesco on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving the store every 20 minutes from 09.47 to 14.07, serving Forbury Road, Minster Street, St Marys Butts and Friar Street. Details are available on the bus - ask the driver for a timetable. Please note: this service does not operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
We are sorry to advise that Reading Borough Council has withdrawn funding for Reading Buses' service 28 so this service was discontinued on July 28th 2018. The Horseman Coaches bus is still running (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) for the time being.