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The new Green Line 702!

From 27 December we are taking over Green Line 702 from First. All existing season and period tickets will still be valid and, for now, the timetable will stay broadly the same, although all London bound journeys will run 5 minutes earlier to make sure we don’t run late leaving London.

Because we’re not taking over the previous fleet of buses, for the next 8-9 months we will be using a mix of suitable vehicles from the existing Reading Buses fleet which have high back coach-style seats and some temporary vehicles hired in, including a small number of full-specification coaches. All vehicles will, of course, be fitted with free WiFi.

looking forward

We have ambitious plans to develop the route and will be evaluating a number of new vehicle types during January and February 2018, with a view to ordering a brand new fleet of modern coaches. We’ll also be watching closely over the coming months to see how the current timetable performs, how good the fares are, and see what opportunities there are to market and improve this useful service to increase use and make it a success for the long term. Most importantly, we’ll be listening to you, our customers. Thanks in advance for your custom and being understanding while we find our feet with this new venture and trial options to suit your needs for the future.

We would really appreciate any customer feedback about the route to help us learn - you can email us at customerservices@reading-buses.co.uk with your thoughts on the route if you currently use it.

new timetables

We have decided to keep the timetables very similar to current to start with as this will allow us to see how the service currently operates. We have taken the opportunity to do a few tweaks though so it is worth checking if you currently use the service.
We have also extended a few journeys to and from Reading. These are aimed at commuters and shoppers.
For the new timetable, click here.

don't leave it to chance, get the app

As we seek to understand the timetables that we are running, we realise there may be parts of certain journeys that don't quite work for some people. For that reason, we have developed our own green line 702 app that will allow you to track your coach live and favourite your stops so you always know when your coach is coming.
Click the icon below for iOS or Android to download the app now!

Special FREE service on Christmas Eve 

First will finish operating the route at the end of Saturday 23rd, leaving Christmas Eve Sunday before our full service starts. As this is likely to be quite a quiet day we will be co-ordinating a free vintage bus service along the route using volunteer drivers/conductors and their vehicles who will operate in aid of our Reading Buses Charity of the Year, Red Balloon Learner Centre - all donations welcome!
This will run to a special timetable with buses running between London Victoria and Windsor with a second shuttle service operating between Windsor and Bracknell - click here for the timetable.

fares and ticketing

Again, fares will broadly be the same as current. All existing season tickets and passes will still be valid and accepted on our Green Line 702 service. 

Please note, in the interest of keeping things simple for current customers, we will be launching with Adult and Child fares - we will not be extending our Boost scheme to this service. Child fares will only be available for customers ages 5-15. 

more ways to pay

We like to make life easy here at Reading Buses, so our handy green line 702 app will have mobile ticket (mTicket) availability meaning you can buy tickets on your phone! 
We will also be accepting contactless payments on board for fares of less than £30. 

For single and return fares, click here! Use the handy fares table to find your single or return fares - travelling a lot with us? Get a season ticket on our app!

Green line season tickets

The tickets in the table below are only available from Green Line, but can be used on any Reading Buses or First Berkshire service. (Please note, the day and week options are also available from the First and Arriva travel shops in Slough and London Victoria). The tickets on our app may be cheaper! 

   All day 7 days  30 days  Annual
 adult  £16  £50  £180  £1600
 child  £8  £25  n/a  n/a

greenline group ticket

Can only be bought and used on green line 702 vehicles and is valid for up to four people travelling together - just £40, saving you up to 30%!

simplyNetwork (Berkshire) group ticket

Travel as a group and save on Green Line outside of London. Up to 4 people travel together (any combination of adults and children) for £15 before 9.30am Monday to Friday or £10 at all other times and on school and public holidays. This ticket is only valid for travel on Green Line 702 outside of London and on all Reading Buses services.  

Keep checking back as we update this page with more information on fares, including our mTicket prices, designed to save you even more money!