From Monday 17th July, also serves Upper Basildon in the morning rush hour
From Monday 17th July, the 07.35 Mondays to Fridays journey from Goring will leave Goring 20 minutes earlier
at 07.15, running via Upper Basildon (Emery Acres dep 07.39), then rejoining the normal route to Pangbourne, Whitchurch, Whitchurch Hill, Crays Pond, Cane End and Caversham Library to Reading Blagrave Street, due 08.31. The full timetable is shown below. This will compensate for the loss of the early morning Thames Travel service. Thames Travel's 143 service continues to serve Pangbourne and Upper Basildon later in the day.
STOP PRESS! The three journeys from Goring at 09.50, 12.15 and 15.45 will also run on Saturdays from 3rd June 2017.
Travelling from Cleeve?
The 09.50 service to Reading will start from Cleeve ten minutes earlier at 09.40, serving the usual 134 route via Springhill Road, Icknield Road (Scout Hut), Elvendon Road, Milldown Avenue and Lockstile Way. You can stay on the bus when it reverses at Goring railway station and travel through to Goring village or onwards to Streatley, Pangbourne, Whitchurch, Caversham and Reading. The 12.15 from Goring has a good connection out of the 11.40 from Wallingford, and the 11.15, 13.45 and 16.15 from Reading all have good connections at Goring railway station with 134 services to Cleeve, the Stokes and Wallingford.
Printed copies of the new timetables (as above) are now available - currently on the 134 bus, and also distributed to households in the Whitchurch area. Copies have also been given to Goring Library, the Community Centre, and Goring Railway Station.
Bus Links between Reading Town Centre, Caversham and Tesco King's Meadow
Reading buses operate a service from Caversham Waitrose to Tesco and Reading Town Centre on Mondays to Fridays, which may be of use if you want to visit more than one of these locations. Details of the service (28 or 28A) are shown below, but please check with Reading Buses as we may not be informed of any changes.
Also 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, Thursday and Saturdays.
The fares on the new service are shown below, together with a comparison to Thames Travel's fares on the 143 service. Most fares are lower than the current Thames Travel singles and returns - and child fares (5-15 year olds) are just half the adult fares. These fares are entirely dependant on the service being used by a good number of people, including concessionary pass holders, as there is no direct subsidy. Please help us to keep the fares low by using the bus as much as possible!