On many sections of our routes we are happy to offer a 'hail and ride' service, which means that the bus will stop to pick up or set down anywhere that it is safe to do so. You need to give a clear hand signal to the driver if you wish to board, and if you want to get off please let the driver know in good time. It is entirely at his discretion where he can stop; safety is paramount and we have to consider other road users too. Of course it does help speed things up if you can use recognised bus stops - if we stop too frequently we won't be able to keep up with the schedule, and it could also cause delays for other traffic on the road. On sections of route that are or have previously been served by other operators, we share the same bus stops, but extremely limited Council funding means it's unlikely that we can set up any new 'official' stops. Most stops are on request; again, please give a clear hand signal to the driver or let him know in good time which stop you would like to get off at.
In Reading our new 144 Sunday service runs to and from Blagrave Street, near the station, Town Hall and Marks & Spencer. The stop number is EO and EP (which are next to each other). The 142 (Mondays to Saturdays) service also uses the same stop.
If you're not sure of the exact route that the bus uses, please see the maps for each of our routes elsewhere on the website. They are also available on www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk, or send us an email or give us a call.
Going Forward Buses CIC
17 Elvendon Road Goring
Tel: 07484 605888