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. Additional outlets will be announced soon.
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.
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!