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Closure of Overdown Road from 19 Aug

2 months ago Tue 13th Aug 2019

A section of Overdown Road (between Dark Lane and Tring Road) will be closed from Monday 19 August for approximately 12 weeks. This is due to SGN replacing the gas mains. 

During the closure, sky blue 16 (and football bus F22) will be on diversion. There will also be a free shuttle bus between Dark Lane and Kentwood Circle to connect people to sky blue 16. 

sky blue 16 diversion

The diversion for the sky blue 16 is below.

Towards Purley

Buses will use normal route until Kentwood Circle. They will then continue along the Oxford Road turning into Long Lane before resuming normal route on Knowsley Road. 

Towards Reading

Buses will use normal route until Knowsley Road. They will then turn right onto Long Lane and again onto the Oxford Road, resuming normal route from Kentwood Circle. 

free shuttle bus

There has been agreement with SGN to run a free shuttle bus to connect the areas of Dark Lane and Overdown Road that will have no service to the sky blue 16.

The shuttle bus will run between Kentwood Circle and Dark Lane via Overdown Road, Tring Road and Fairford Road. 

The timetable for the shuttle bus can be downloaded here

F22 diversion

Towards Reading FC

Buses will use normal route until Kentwood Circle. They will then continue along the Oxford Road turning into Knowsley Road, Long Lane and then Dark Lane before resuming normal route on Lower Elmstone Drive. 

Towards Tilehurst

Buses will use normal route until Lower Elmstone Drive. They will then use Dark Lane and Long Lane before using Knowsley Road and Oxford Road, resuming normal route from Kentwood Circle. 

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