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Nine Mile Ride Closure from Monday 2 Sept

2 months ago Fri 30th Aug 2019

A section of Nine Mile Ride between Finchampstead Road and California Country Park will be closed from Monday 2 September until Friday 20 December 2019. This is for South East Water Mains Replacement work.

During the closure, Leopard 3, 3b & School Service 93 will be on diversion. There will also be a free shuttle between Sheerlands Road and California Country Park to connect peopel to the leopard services. 

Leopard 3

From Reading to Wokingham

Buses will follow the normal route to Sheerlands Road bus stop. They will turn left onto Princess Marina Drive, and left Biggs Lane to roundabout. They will then take a right onto Langley Common Road becoming Barkham Road. Another right onto Barkham Street becoming Barkham Ride. Finally, they will U-turn at the roundabout and follow normal route to Wokingham.

From Wokingham to Reading

Buses will follow the normal route to Barkham Ride. They will U-turn at the roundabout and return along Barkham Ride becoming Barkham Street. They will take a left onto Barkham Road becoming Langley Common Road. Left onto Biggs Lane, right Princess Marina Drive and right Baird Road to Sheerlands Road bus stop. They will then continue to use the normal route to Reading.

Buses terminating at and starting from Sheerlands Road and the morning journey to Bohunt School are not affected and will follow normal route.

Leopard 3b

From Reading to Bracknell bus station

Buses will follow the normal route to Sheerlands Road bus stop. They will then divert, taking a left to Princess Marina Drive, left Biggs Lane to roundabout, and a right onto Langley Common Road becoming Barkham Road. They will then go right to Barkham Street becoming Barkham Ride, right Finchampstead Road and left Nine Mile Ride. They will then follow the normal route to Bracknell.

From Bracknell to Reading 

Buses will follow the normal route to Nine Mile Ride. They will then take a right onto Finchampstead Road, left to Barkham Ride becoming Barkham Street. They will go left onto Barkham Road becoming Langley Common Road, left to Biggs Lane, right Princess Marina Drive and right Baird Road to Sheerlands Road bus stop. They will then follow the route as normal to Reading.

School Service 93

This serviec will be diverted along the same route as the leopard 3, extending via Sheerlands Road and Nine Mile Ride Extension to/from Bohunt School.

Shuttle Service

There has been an agreement with South East Water to run a free shuttle busbetween Sheerlands Road bus stop and California Country Park. This will be numbered leopard 3Z, and will run from 7am-7pm Mondays to Saturdays and the timetable for the shuttle bus can be downloaded here

No fares are charged on the shuttle service. You will just need to pay on the normal service bus.

Bohunt School

Students travelling towards Wokingham and Bracknell,or Reading on the leopard 3 or 3b are advised to use the safe walkway along Sheerlands Road to the Sheerlands Road bus stop.

Those normally using the leopard 3 or 3b as far as California Country Park have been advised to use the safe walkway to Hogwood Industrial Estate, cross Park Lane at the pedestrian lights, and go to the Robinson Crusoe bus stop for the shuttle bus.

 

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