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Catch the Bus Week

3 months ago Mon 1st Jul 2019

It's Catch the Bus Week (1-7 July) and we are once again supporting this amazing national campaign!

What is Catch the Bus Week?

Catch the Bus Week is a nationwide campaign aimed at driving awareness of the benefits of taking the bus. It is led be Greener Journeys, a campaign group dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. 

Bus operators and local authorities come together to encourage people to try the bus through offers, competition and generally trying to raise awareness of the many benefits of bus travel.

tell us the word of the week and win

We want people to get on-board our buses - so we have hidden a word of the week on the screens on our buses. Once you know it, let us know via social media (Twitter, Facebook or even Instagram) and we will pick 5 lucky people to win either a simplyReading (or network) 7 day ticket or an easysaver 10 on the Reading Buses services. If you are travelling on Green Line or Thames Valley, let us know along with the word of the week and you could win either an adult anytime return ticket on Green Line or a simplyNetwork 7 day ticket on Thames Valley.

Why catch the bus?

Buses are better for the environment

If we all switched from car to bus for just one journey a month, it would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 every year.*

Buses reduce congestion

Travelling by bus instead of car frees up road space, with a fully loaded double decker bus capable of taking up to 75 cars off the road. This makes journey times shorter and more reliable for all road users.*

Buses boost the economy

Buses provide crucial access to town centres, and carry more commuters every day than all other forms of public transport combined. Every £1 spent on local bus infrastructure can deliver more than £8 of wider economic benefits.*

Buses are vital to our society

Buses keep people connected with family, friends and their local communities, as well as helping people access jobs, healthcare, education and training. A 10% improvement in local bus services is linked to a 3.6% reduction in social deprivation across England, taking into account employment, income, life expectancy and skills.*

*all information and figures taken from
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