Reading FC vs West Ham Utd friendly

2 months ago Tue 13th Jul 2021

After the excitement (and disappointment!) of the recent European Championships, we can all now look ahead to the new season with renewed optimism. 

Veljko Paunovic’s side welcomes David Moyes' West Ham United to Reading for the first home friendly of the season and the first time the Royals will have played in front of fans in a good long while.

Capacity for the match is limited to 6000 which should still give a great atmosphere to cheer on the home side against their Premier League opponents.

Buses to the game

Due to the limited capacity, we will not be operating the normal urban services to the match, but we will be running the F1 shuttle from the town centre and the F2 and F3 park & ride services from Shinfield Park and Mereoak. You can connect to the F1 in the town centre from any of the buses in our network.

F1 Reading town centre to the stadium

The F1 shuttle will run from around 5pm from Station Hill stop WS, running at regular intervals, with the last bus leaving for the stadium at 6.45.

Returning from the stadium, buses will run from the final whistle at regular intervals with the last bus leaving the stadium around 9.40pm.

F2 Shinfield Park to the stadium

The F2 shuttle will run from around 5pm from the bus stop at Shinfield Park by Wood PLC at regular intervals with the last bus leaving for the stadium at 6.45pm.

Returning from the stadium, buses will run from ten minutes after the final whistle at regular intervals with the last bus leaving the stadium at 9.47pm. 

New F3 Mereoak park & ride to the stadium

The F3 shuttle now replaces the old greenwave 60f that used to be diverted on matchdays. This new service is entirely dedicated to the football meaning it is even easier to use to park and ride to the match and does not affect the running of the Mereoak park & ride service to the town.

The F3 shuttle will run from 5pm at regular intervals with the last bus for the stadium leaving at 6.45pm.

Returning from the stadium, buses will run from the final whistle at regular intervals with the last bus leaving at 9.44pm.

Fares

  adult return Boost (18 & under) return group
F1 £3 £2.50 N/A
F2/F3 £5 £2.20 £6

Fares on the F2 and F3 include parking.

Concessionary passes are not valid on football buses - pass holders can buy a return for £1.50 on production of a valid concessionary pass.