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Introducing jet red

There's a smart new way to fly between Newbury and Thatcham - jet red! 
Your jet red 101 runs hourly between Thatcham Broadway and Newbury via North Thatcham (Sagecroft Road) and West Berkshire Community Hospital.
Your jet red 102 runs hourly between Thatcham Broadway and Newbury via South Thatcham (Ilkley Way) and West Berkshire Community Hospital.
Both services combine between Garden Centre, Pound Lane and Newbury to give you a bus every 30 minutes along that section - but that's not all...

every 15 minutes between Thatcham and Newbury 

Your jet red buses combine with jet black to provide a 15 minute frequency during the day Monday to Saturday. And with jet black helping out, we will always be here for you with later buses running until the evening and buses running 7 days a week! 
Click the route number below to find out your times for jet red 101, 102 and jet black between Newbury and Thatcham!

special introductory fares offer

To celebrate the launch of jet red, we are introducing some brand new fares offers for regular travellers! From our launch date, you can buy a simplyNewbury and Thatcham weekly ticket for just £10! See below for more fares. 

   all day  7 days  30 days
 adult  £4  £10  £40
 boost (18 & under)  £2.50  £7  £28

To find out your single and return fares on jet red, click here

more ways to pay!

We are also giving you more ways to pay on jet red! You can still pay by cash, but why not go smarter with our simplyNewbury and Thatcham smartcards? You can buy and top them up online here.
Have you seen that we have launched our new Kennections app? You can use this to buy simplyNewbury and Thatcham and simplyNetwork mTickets to make it even easier to get around! 

use your own card - contactless is here

We are also excited to announce that you can now use your credit or debit cards to pay on jet red (as well as jet black of course) as we roll out our contactless technology to these buses! Just ask the driver for your ticket and then instead of giving them cash, you just tap your card - it's as easy as buying a coffee!

enjoy your journey more - free WiFi

You can also make more of your journey on jet red with free WiFi on both routes. Simply connect to the on-bus network, accept our Ts&Cs (no need to give us an email address or answer questions!) and start surfing - it's that simple. Connect with your friends, catch up on work - do all the things you can't do when driving!