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Closure of Basingstoke Road

Today 08:00 - 29th Oct

The section of Basingstoke Road between Christchurch Road and Shenstone Road will be closed from 8.00am until 5.00pm each day on Thursday 28 October and Friday 29 October 2021.

This is due to resurfacing work by Reading Borough Council.

Buses will divert as follows:-

Emerald 5

Christchurch Road, Vicarage Road, Christchurch Gardens and Northumberland Avenue and vice-versa.

Emerald 6/6a and Tiger 7

Christchurch Road, Vicarage Road, Christchurch Gardens, Northumberland Avenue, Canterbury Road and Long Barn Lane and vice-versa.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

New timetable on service 81

27th Oct - 7th Nov

  • Affected routes:
  • 81

A new timetable will be in place for route 81 from Monday 1 November. Click the link in the title for details.

Wantage Rd bus stops

27th Oct - 9th Nov

The Wantage Road bus stops on the Oxford Road will be closed from 0800 Wednesday 27th October to 1700 Tuesday 9th November 2021.

This is due to the ongoing works by Instalcom for CityFibre.

Please use the West Village bus stops instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Church End Lane bus stops

26th - 30th Oct

The bus stops at Church End Lane on Norcot Road will be closed from 0800 on Tuesday 26th October to 1500 on Saturday 30th October.

This is for works by Instalcom on behalf of CityFibre.

Please use the bus stop at Lawrence Road further down the hill.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ferndale Court Eastbound Bus Stop

26th Oct - 1st Nov

The eastbound (towards Reading) Ferndale Court bus stop will be out of use from Tuesday 26 October until Monday 1 November 2021.

This is due to work by Thames Water.

Please use the Thatcham Broadway bus stop instead.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Wellington Ave/Chancellors Way bus stops

26th - 28th Oct

The inbound Wellington Ave and outbound Chancellors Way bus stops will be out of used from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th October.

This is due to Thames Water roadworks.

Please use adjacent bus stops instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Oatsheaf bus stop, Fleet Road, Fleet

26th Oct - 2nd Nov

The Oatsheaf (stopD) bus stop on Fleet Rd, Fleet will be closed from Tuesday 26th October until Tuesday 2nd November.

This is due to gas works.

There is a temporary bus stop located outside the library car park.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Weather Centre bus stops

25th - 29th Oct

The bus stops at the Weather Centre on Shinfield Rd will be out of use from Monday 25th to Friday 29th October.

This is for highways work.

Please use the bus stops at Halls Road instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Goodliffe Gardens bus stop closed

25th Oct - 5th Nov

The inbound bus stop at Goodliffe Gardens will be closed from Monday 25th October to Friday 5th November.

This is due to works by Instalcom, controlled by 4 - way temporary traffic lights.

An alternative bus stop is located at Warley Rise.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Oxford Rd bus stops (near Knowsley Rd) closed

25th Oct - 5th Nov

  • Affected routes:
  • 89

The bus stops at Oxford Rd on Oxford Rd (near Knowsley Rd) will be closed from Monday 25th October to Friday 5th November.

This is due to works by Instalcom, controlled by 4 - way temporary traffic lights.

Alternative stops are loacted at Theobald Drive or Footpath to Highfield Rd.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Blundells Rd inbound bus stop closed

15th - 29th Oct

The inbound Blundells Rd bus stop on Norcot Rd will be closed from 0800 Friday 15th October to 1800 Friday 29th October.

This is due to works by Instalcom controlled by 2 - way temporary traffic lights.

Please use the bus stop at The Victoria instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ogmore Close Bus Stops

7th - 28th Oct

The Ogmore Close bus stops on Corwen Road will be out of use from Thursday 7 October until Thursday 28 October 2021.

This is due to work by SGN.

Please use the Alford Close bus stops instead.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Russell Street towards Reading Diversion

6th Oct - 24th Nov

All towards Reading services are diverting via the Bath Road & Castle Street. They will then drop off in West Street at the CU Bus Stop.

Outbound journeys are not affected.

This is due to the Instalcom roadworks at the junction of Russell Street with the Oxford Road.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Waylen Street Bus Stops

5th Oct - 26th Nov

The Waylen Street bus stops will be out of use from Tuesday 5 October until Friday 26 November 2021.

This is due to Instalcom work on behalf of CityFibre.

Please use the bus stop before or bus stop after instead.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Forbury Road EL bus stop

29th Sep - 29th Nov

Forbury Road stop EL will be out of use from Wednesday 29 September until Monday 29 November 2021.

This is for demolition work on the Apex Plaza building.

Please use the temporary stop further down the road.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Campus - Reading International Bus Stop

27th Sep - 7th Jan

The normal entrance to Campus - Reading International (formerly Reading International Business Park) will be closed from Monday 27 September 2021 until Friday 7 January 2022.

This is due to major refurbishment work to the building and landscape.

During this period, buses will enter via the normal exit and U-turn at the roundabout to the temporary bus stop located by the blocked off exit from the roundabout.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Winnersh Triangle Station

1st Sep - 1st Jul

The next phase of the redevelopment of the Winnersh Triangle Station car park area will commence on Monday 23 August 2021 and is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2022.

From Wednesday 1 September 2021 park & ride 500 will not be able to enter the Station site.

Park & Ride 500 will observe a temporary bus stop on Wharfedale Road near the entrance to the car park.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Reading West Station (Oxford Road) Bus Stops

16th Aug - 10th Dec

The Reading West Station (Oxford Road) bus stops will be out of use from Monday 16 August until Friday 10 December 2021.

This is due to the redevelopment of Reading West Station.

Buses towards Norcot Junction please use the temporary stop just past Lidl's

For Buses towards the Town Centre use either the Beresford Road or George Street bus stops instead.


We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Kensington, Olympia stop K

1st Aug - 31st Dec

Kensington, Olympia stop K will be out of use from Thursday 3 December 2020 for up to three years.

This is due to redevelopment work.

Please alight at stop L further along the road, on Kensington High Street, outside “Green Valley” takeaway.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Nine Mile Ride closure

10th Jun - 29th Oct

From Thursday 10 June until Friday 29 October 2021, Nine Mile Ride will be closed at the junction of Park Lane meaning leopard 3 buses to/from Wokingham will be on diversion.

This is due to construction works by Balfour Beatty.

Due to the diversion, buses will not use the Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate, Robinson Crusoe, Coleshill Farm, California Country Park, Manor Park Drive, California Crossroads Petrol Station and Ratepayers Hall Bus stops.

The closest bus stops are either Biggs Lane or Barkham Ride East.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Sadlers Lane bus stop

31st Oct - 7th Nov

Sadlers Lane bus stop towards Bracknell will be out of use on Sundays 31st October and 7th November.

This is for highways work.

Please use the bus stop at Simons Lane instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

St Mary's Butts stops CL, CR & CS

31st Oct

The bus stops CL, CR & CS at St Marys Butts will be closed on Sunday 31st October from 0900 - 1800.

This is due to works by Vodafone to repair faulty fibre cabling.

Please use bus stop CU in West Street instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Victoria bus stops

1st - 8th Nov

The bus stops at The Victoria on Norcot Road, School Road and Kentwood Hill will be out of use from 1500 on Monday 1st November to 1800 on Monday 8th November.

This is due to works by Instalcom on behalf of CityFibre controlled by four - way temporary traffic lights.

Alternative stops are located at Blundells Road and Tilehurst Library.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Whitley Street

2nd - 3rd Nov

Whitley St will be closed overnight on Tuesday 2nd November from 1900 - 0100.

This is due to Reading Borough Council resurfacing works.

All affected services will divert via London Road, Kendrick Road and Christchurch Road in either direction observing all stops.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Junction 12 Roundabout West Side

2nd - 18th Nov

The western side (towards Reading) of the junction 12 roundabout will be closed between 2100 and 0600 each night (five nights) on the nights of 2/3, 3/4, 12/13, 16/17 and 17/18 November 2021 .

This is for works by Highways England in connection with the traffic signal replacement programme.

This will affect the following journeys:- The 0500 and 2025 Newbury to Reading journeys will divert after Wigmore Lane via A340 Tidmarsh Rd, A329 Reading Road, Oxford Rd, Kentwood Hill, Water Tower, Langley Hill resuming normal route at Murdochs.

The nearest bus stops are Wigmore Lane or Murdochs.

Also, the 2202 & 2302 journeys from Theale, The Green to Reading will start at IKEA and leave there at 2208 & 2308 instead.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Closure of Junction 12 Roundabout - East Side

4th - 20th Nov

The eastern side (towards Theale and Newbury) of the junction 12 roundabout will be closed between 2100 and 0600 each night (five nights) on the nights of 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 & 19/20 November 2021.

This is for works by Highways England in connection with the traffic signal replacement programme.

This will affect the following journeys:-

The 5.05am and 5.25am Reading to Newbury journeys will divert after Murdochs via Old Bath Road, Langley Hill and straight ahead through Tilehurst. At foot of Kentwood Hill, right Overdown Road and left A329 to Pangbourne. Left A340 to re-join normal route on A4 towards Newbury. The nearest bus stops are Wigmore Lane or Murdochs.

Also, the 2130 & 2230 journeys from Reading to Theale, The Green will terminate instead at IKEA and leave there at 2208 & 2308 on their return journeys.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Romsey Road outbound bus stop

5th - 6th Nov

The outbound Romsey Road bus stop will be out of use from 2200 Friday 5th to 0530 Saturday 6th November.

This is due to sewer cleaning works.

Please use the bus stop at Cold Store instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Chiltern Road bus stops

5th - 6th Nov

The bus stops on Henley Road at Chiltern Road will be out of use from 2200 Friday 5th to 0530 Saturday 6th November.

This is for Thames Water sewer cleaning works.

Alternative stops are located at Travellers Rest.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Shinfield Road closure

8th - 9th Nov

Shinfield Road will be closed between Elm Road and Whitley Wood Road on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th November between 0930 - 1630.

This is due to resurfacing works.

leopard 3 & 8 will divert via Cressingham Road, Northumberland Ave, Hartland Road and Whitley Wood Road in both directions serving all stops on the diversion.

Alternative stops are located at Tamarisk Ave bus stops on Whitley Wood Road or Cressingham Road bus stops on Shinfield Road.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Closure of Kentwood Hill

9th - 12th Nov

  • Affected routes:
  • 85

Kentwood Hill will be closed from Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th November between 0800 - 1700 each day.

This is due to resurfacing.

Service 85 will divert from the Kentwood Circle bus stop by doubling back along Oxford Rd and then turning right up Norcot Road where it will resume normal route at The Victoria and vice-versa.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Elm Road

10th Nov

  • Affected routes:
  • 81

Elm Road will be closed between Shinfield Rd and Elm Lane between 0800 - 1700 on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

This is due to Reading Borough Council resurfacing.

Alternative bus stops are located at Wychwood Crescent on Elm Lane.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Wokingham Road

11th - 12th Nov

Wokingham Road will be closed between Holmes Road & Melrose Ave on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th November between 0930 - 1630 each day.

During this period lion 4/X4 will divert from Cemetery Jnc via A4 London Rd, Shepherds Hill, Pitts Lane and Church Lane, Earley in both directions. purple 17 services will also divert from Cemetery Jnc via A4 London Rd terminating and starting from London Rd, The Drive bus stops on the A4 near Sutton roundabout with buses observing all stops on diversion.

This is due to Reading Borough Council resurfacing works.

Alternative stops are located at Mays Lane or Cemetery Jnc.

Remembrance Day, Theale

14th Nov

A remembrance parade will take place on Sunday 14th November in Theale High St between 0945 and 1045.

The 0855 & 0955 Reading to Newbury and the 0925 Newbury to Reading services will divert via Arlington Business Park & Theale railway station in either direction.

Please use bus stops at Theale railway station instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thatcham remembrance parade

14th Nov

A remembrance day parade will take place on Sunday 14th November in Thatcham town centre between 1030 and 1200.

The 0855, 0955 & 1055 Newbury to Reading and the 1025 & 1125 Reading to Newbury services will divert via The Moors & Lower Way in either direction.

Please use bus stops at Glebelands, Lower Way instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Barkham Street

15th Nov - 17th Dec

Barkham Street will be closed between The Bull at Barkham and Commonfield Lane from Monday 15th November to Friday 17th December.

This is for installation of superfast broadband.

Buses will divert between Ratepayers Hall and Molly Millars Lane via Finchampstead Road and Molly Millars Lane in both directions observing all stops on the diversion.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Christchurch Gardens

15th - 16th Nov

Christchurch Gardens will be closed between 0900 - 1530 on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th November 2021.

This is for resurfacing work by Reading Borough Council.

Please use the stops at Whitley St or Newcastle Road instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Birdhill Ave bus stop

15th Nov

The outbound bus stop at Birdhill Ave towards Northumberland Ave will be out of use from 0930 - 1530 on Monday 15th November 2021.

This is for sewer cleaning works.

Please use the bus stop at Staverton Road instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Stratford Way bus stop

22nd - 27th Nov

The bus stop at Stratford Way on Little Heath Rd will be closed from Monday 22nd November to Saturday 27th November.

This is for Thames Water roadworks.

Please use the bus stop outside Little Heath School instead.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

South Lodge bus stops

13th - 14th Jan

The bus stops at South Lodge on the A4, west of Woolhampton will be out of use from 2200 Thursday 13th January to 0600 Friday 14th January.

This is due to works by Instalcom on behalf of CityFibre.

Alternative stops are located at Midgham Kennels.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.