Since 11th January Reading Buses has been operating a revised network of services for the Woodley area.
The main services between Woodley and Central Reading via Kings Road are Premier Routes 13 and 14 (also 12 and 13a). The new services are designed to provide regular direct links from the main locations in Woodley to central Reading.
In Reading we have made the route to Reading Station much quicker than before and buses now go direct from Kings Road to Blagrave Street where the stop (FW) is close to Marks and Spencer in Friar Street.
Outbound buses to Woodley now depart from Blagrave Street (FW) and pick up as usual at Jackson’s Corner.
There is a different service in the evenings and early on Sunday mornings. This is the 13A which is a circular service, covering the same route as the previous 64 service.
Our new 19 service offers two main facilities for Woodley residents:
It operates an hourly service Monday to Saturday between Woodley and the University of Reading, Royal Berkshire Hospital and central Reading.
It operates a half-hourly daytime off-peak loop Monday to Saturday serving: Woodley centre (Silver Fox Crescent), Crockhamwell Road, right into Drovers Way and Coppice road, right into Comet Way, left into Hurricane Way to Woodley Piazza then via Headley Road East and Headley Road to Lytham Road. It then goes back into Crockhamwell Road and goes round the whole loop again before going to central Reading via Royal Berkshire Hospital.
For a map of our whole network please click here
The route is from Blagrave Street Stop FW via Kings Road,via London Road, Shepherd’s Hill, Reading Road, Howth Drive, Beechwood Avenue, Headley Road. Then along a one-way loop via Butts Hill Road, Glendevon Road, Tippings Lane and Headley Road East. Return journeys to Reading Station operate via Forbury Road to Blagrave Street stop FW.
This Monday to Friday off peak and Saturday frequencies is every 30 minutes. The Monday to Friday peak-period frequency is every 35-40 minutes, to give more recovery time for traffic congestion at busy times. The Sunday frequency is hourly.
The route from Blagrave Street Stop FW is via Kings Road, London Road, The Drive, Woodlands Avenue, Fairwater Drive, Nightingale Road, Crockhamwell Road then a one-way loop via Loddon Bridge Road, Vauxhall Drive, Coleman’s Moor Road and Loddon Bridge Road. Return journeys to Reading Station operate via Forbury Road to Blagrave Street stop FW
This service operates every 30 minutes Monday to Friday off-peak & Saturdays. The Monday to Friday peak-period frequency is every 35–40 minutes and hourly on Sundays
This replaces NightTrack route N64. There is no change to timetable or route.
The route is from Blagrave Street Stop FW via Kings Road, London Road, The Drive, Woodlands Avenue, Beechwood Avenue, Headley Road, Headley Road East then a one-way loop via Hurricane Way, Mohawk Way, Miles Way and Spitfire Way. Return journeys to Reading operate via Forbury Road to Blagrave Street stop FW.
This service operates every day but has two separate operators. Reading Buses will operate during Monday to Friday peak-periods and hourly on Sundays. There will also be additional journeys on route 12 throughout the day, making the Monday to Friday peak service two buses per hour and the daytime frequency on weekdays and at the weekends every hour. These extra journeys will be operated by Thames Travel (under contract to Wokingham Borough Council). Click here to visit the Thames Travel website. Tickets and passes will be interavailable between the two operators, but if you have a period ticket on a smart card, you must have your ticket receipt with you to prove its validity. Unfortunately Easysaver 10 tickets are not valid on the Thames Travel service.
This is the hourly evening service, running every evening, following the same route as the current service 64. It also runs before the main service starts on Sundays.