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Changes to Boost fares

3 months ago Fri 16th Aug 2019

As part of our ongoing work to improve services for young people, we recently reworked our buses for schools, including removing the 90 day and academic year tickets, replacing them with termly and annual tickets.

The changes to these products prompted us to relook at all our Boost fares and has led to some changes.

The new fares will be valid from Monday 2 September - although the changes to the 90 day and academic year tickets have already happened.

new academic term and annual Boost

The new Academic Term tickets replace the 90 day tickets. These tickets are bought for the term you need and are dated for that period - the dates for each term are below. You can buy any of these term tickets online, but they can only be used between the dates stated. 

Term 1 - 1 September 2019 to 31 December 2019

Term 2 - 1 January 2020 to 12 April 2020

Term 3 - 13 April 2020 to 31 July 2020

The new annual Boost tickets are valid for 365 days - they start as soon as you get them (we give you a few extra days to allow for delivery!) so no need to wait to use them.

The simplyReading and simplyNetwork annual Boost tickets are available to buy via Direct Debit over 10 instalments giving you an easy way to pay for your child's travel. 

simplyReading Boost fares

Below is a table of the new fares for Reading from Monday 2 September. 

  single all day ticket 7 days 30 days  academic term 365 days
on bus £1.50 £2.70 n/a n/a n/a n/a
online n/a n/a £12 £45 £150 £395
app n/a n/a £12 £45 £150 £395
bus shop n/a n/a £12.50 £47 £160 £420

Boostsaver 10 becomes £13 online and on the app and £14 at the Reading bus shop.

simplyNetwork

Below is a table of fares for travelling on our wider network. The on bus prices are unchanged and vary by route in the simplyNetwork area.

  single all day ticket 7 days 30 days  academic term 365 days
online n/a n/a £16 £61 £185 £495
app n/a n/a £16 £61 £185 £495
bus shop n/a n/a £17 £63 £195 £525

simplyWokingham & Bracknell

You can check your fares for the Wokingham & Bracknell area below. The on bus prices are unchanged and can vary by route in the simplyWokingham & Bracknell area.

  single all day ticket 7 days 30 days  academic term 365 days
online n/a n/a £12 £45 £150 £395
app n/a n/a £12 £45 £150 £395
bus shop n/a n/a £13 £47 £160 £420

simplyNewbury & Thatcham and simplyBracknell

Both the simplyNewbury & Thatcham and simplyBracknell areas see no changes at this time. 

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