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Local bus services over Christmas and New Year 2017-18

Newbury, Thatcham & West Berkshire summary.

Saturday 23 December

Normal Saturday services across West Berkshire

Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve

  • Only Reading Buses routes in the Reading area, including
  • ‘jet black’ route 1 (Newbury-Thatcham-Reading)
  • ‘lime 2’ (Reading-Burghfield Common), and Going Forward Buses route 144 (Goring-Pangbourne-Purley-Reading) will be running
  • Last jet black 1 buses at 19:00 (7:00pm) from Newbury Bus Station towards Reading, and at 18:45 (6:45pm) from Reading towards Newbury
  • Route 144: be aware 16:10 Goring to Reading & 17:10 Reading to Goring journeys will not run.

Monday 25 December, Christmas Day

No buses on Christmas Day.

Tuesday 26 December, Boxing Day

  • Only Reading Buses routes in the Reading area, including
  • ‘jet black’ route 1 (Newbury-Thatcham-Reading)
  • ‘lime 2’ (Reading-Burghfield Common)
  • Going Forward Buses route 144 (Goring-Pangbourne-Purley-Reading) will be running
  • ‘jet black’ route 1 will run to a special timetable from 07:20 (7:20am) to 18:45 (6:45 p.m)

More info from Reading Buses 0118 959 4000 or http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/christmas
Route 144: from Goring Station 10:00, 12:00, 14:30. From Reading, Blagrave Street: 11:00, 13:10, 15:40

Wednesday 27 December to Friday 29 December

Normal weekday services

Saturday 30 December

Normal Saturday services

Sunday 31 December, New Years’ Eve

  • Only Reading Buses routes in the Reading area, including
  • ‘jet black’ route 1 (Newbury-Thatcham-Reading)
  • ‘lime 2’ (Reading-Burghfield Common)
  • Going Forward Buses route 144 (Goring-Pangbourne-Purley-Reading) will be running
  • ‘jet black’ route 1 will run to the normal Sunday timetable
    Route 144: be aware 16:10 Goring to Reading & 17:10 Reading to Goring journeys will not run.

Monday 01 January 2018, New Years’ Day

  • Only Reading Buses routes in the Reading area, including
  • ‘jet black’ route 1(Newbury-Thatcham-Reading) and
  • ‘lime 2’ (Reading-Burghfield Common), will be running, to a Sunday/Public Holiday timetable.

Tuesday 02 January

Normal weekday service.

For details please check with traveline or bus operators:
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Bus operators serving West Berkshire:

Going Forward Buses (Goring, Streatley & Pangbourne area)
http://www.goingforwardbuses.com 07484 605 888

Kennections and Reading Buses 0118 959 4000
http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/christmas

Newbury & District 01635 33855
http://www.newburyanddistrict.co.uk

Stagecoach 0845 121 0190
http://www.stagecoachbus.com

Thames Travel 01865 785 400 (route 143, Pangbourne area)
http://www.thames-travel.co.uk

Thamesdown Transport (Hungerford, Marlborough and Swindon areas) 01793 428 428
http://www.thamesdownbus.com

West Berkshire Council Transport Services (‘Connect’ minibus routes) 01635 503 248
http://www.westberks.gov.uk/transport

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