We've resumed operating from Monday 6th July 2020. We'll be using just one bus and running a reduced 'emergency' timetable on all our routes. Details are shown below.
SERVICE CHANGES FROM 17TH MAY 2021
There are some major timing changes on this route on Tuesdays after 17th May. We will run two buses so there will be three return journeys between Goring and Reading, two of which will run via Beale and Basildon Parks, Pangbourne and Whitchurch Hill. The third journey will run 'fast' direct between Goring and Crays Pond. A three hour visit to Beale or Basildon Parks will be possible from Wallingford or Goring. Please see below for details of the new times.
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!!)
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!).
Bus Links between Reading Town Centre, Caversham and Tesco King's Meadow
We are sorry to advise that Reading Borough Council has withdrawn funding for Reading Buses' service 28 so this service was discontinued on July 28th 2018.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 free bus that operated to and from Tesco on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ceased operating from March 19th 2019. The only buses serving the site now are Going Forward Buses.