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Closure of Gun Street

17th - 19th Feb

Gun Street will be closed from Monday 17 February until Wednesday 19 February 2020.

This is due to work by Thames Water.

Services are affected as follows:-

Leopard 3, 8 & 9; little orange 19a, 19b & 19c and claret 21 & 21a

Journeys towards Central Reading will divert via Crown Street, Southampton Street and Bridge Street.

They will be unable to serve the bus stops at Crown Street (London Street), London Street foot, Duke Street stop MH and Minster Street.

They will observe all bus stops on the diversion.

Lion 4 & X4, purple 17 (towards Tilehurst) and Winnersh Park and Ride

Westbound journeys towards Central Reading will divert via Queens Road, and Castle Street to St. Mary’s Butts.

They will be unable to serve t0 bus stops at Huntley & Palmers (King's Road), Duke Street stop MG and Minster Street stop MM/MQ.

Buses will observe all bus stops on the diversion.

Buzz 42

From Market Place will divert via Duke Street, IDR and Castle Street to St. Mary’s Butts.

Minster Street stop MP will not be served.

Buses will observe all bus stops on the diversion.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Closure of Nine Mile Ride diverting leopard 3

4th Feb - 30th Jun

  • Affected routes:
  • 3

Diversions are in place on leopard 3 because of a long-term road closure of Nine Mile Ride in Arborfield/Finchampstead area. For full details click the title.

Silver Street Bus Stop

19th - 31st Aug

The Silver Street bus stop will be out of use from Monday 19 August 2019 until 31 August 2020.

This is due to work at the adjacent building site.

A temporary bus stop is located about 20 yards further along Silver Street.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Duke Street (King's Road) stop ME

21st Jun onwards

Due to the redevelopment work at the former "Jackson's" department store it has become necessary, on safety grounds, to suspend the Duke Street (King's Road) stop ME bus stop.
lion 4 and X4 and purple 17 will, for the time being, use the adjacent stop MF instead.
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Closure of Crown Street (Lane 1)

Today 21:00 - 20th Feb

  • Affected routes:
  • 11

Crown Street (lane 1) will be closed from 2100 on Wednesday 19 February until 0600 on Thursday 20 February 2020.

This is due to work by BT Openreach.

Bronze 11 journeys towards Coley Park will be diverted and unable to serve the Crown Street (Pell Street) and Katesgrove Lane bus stops.

Buses will observe the Crown Street (Southampton Street) bus stop but ensure that you board the bus going towards Coley Park.

Journeys towards Central Reading.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Barkham Road/Barkham Street junction

20th - 21st Feb

Temporary traffic lights and lane restrictions will be in place at Barkham Road/Barkham Street junction between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day on 20 and 21 February 2020.

This is due to BT Openreach work.

Leopard 3 will stay on Barkham Road and omit the Barkham Street double-run.

The Nine Mile Ride shuttle (Service 3z) will be able to turn in and out of Barkham Street and should follow the current route.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Caversham Library Bus Stop

21st Feb

The Reading bound Caversham Library bus stop will be out of use between 9.30pm and 11.30pm on Friday 21 February 2020.

This is for cover replacement work.

Please use the Bridge Street, Caversham bus stop instead.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Friar Street stop FE

23rd Feb

Friar Street stop FE will be out of use from between 8.45am and 4.00pm on Sunday 23 February 2020.

This is for Utility Company work.

During this period sky blue 15, 15a & 16 and royal blue 33 will use Station Road stop SD.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Closure of Duke Street Bus Lane

24th Feb - 10th Apr

The northbound (towards Reading) Duke Street Bus Lane will be closed from Monday 24 February until Friday 10 April 2020.

This is due to gas main replacement work.

During this period Reading bound journeys on leopard 3, 8 & 9, little orange 19a, 19b & 19c and claret 21 and 21a will, from London Road, divert via Crown Street, Southampton Street and Bridge Street.

Buses will observe the Crown Street (Southampton Street) and Bridge Street stop MI bus stops.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Church Lane Bus Stop

26th Feb

The southbound (towards Shinfield) Church Lane bus stop will be out of use between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

This is due to work by BT Openreach.

A temporary bus stop is located about 100 yards further back along Hollow Lane (almost opposite the Reading bound bus stop)

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Branksomewood Road Bus Stops

26th Feb

  • Affected routes:
  • 7

The Branksomewood Road bus stops will be out of use between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Please use the temporary bus stops provided by Hampshire County Council.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Closure of A327 Reading Road

26th - 29th Feb

  • Affected routes:
  • 3

The section of the A327 Reading Road between Arborfield Cross (School Road) and Shinfield Eastern Relief Road will be closed between 2000 and 0600 each night on the nights of 26/27, 27/28 and 28/29 February 2020.

Leopard 3 will be diverted and unable to serve the bus stops at Black Boy, Church Lane, School Green, Magpie and Parrot, Hall Farm, Church Lane and Walden Avenue bus stops.

Please note that Shinfield village will only be served by leopard 8 which will follow normal route.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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