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Closure of Imperial Way 15th April 2024

Today 08:00 - 20:00

  • Affected routes:
  • emerald 6a
  • buzz 9
  • buzz 9a
  • buzz 9b

Imperial Way will be closed in both directions to all traffic for resurfacing works between 0800 and 2000 on Monday 15th April 2024.

During this time, Emerald 6a & Buzz 9/9a/9b buses will be unable to serve Worton Grange stops in both directions.

Buses will be diverting via A33 & Basingstoke Road B3031.

Please use alternative stops at Holiday Inn or Tesco Depot for Emerald 6a and Spencer Road, Imperial Way or Reading Stadium for Buzz 9/9a/9b.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Betchworth Avenue and Silverdale Road Closed for 2 Months

4th Mar 2024 - 15th May 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • little oranges 19a
  • little oranges 19c
  • F33

Betchworth Avenue and Silverdale Road will be closed from Monday 4th March to Wednesday 15th May 2024.

This is for gas network upgrade works by SGN.

Little Oranges 19a will divert via Wilderness Road, Beech Lane, Rushey Way and Gipsey Lane.

Little Oranges 19c will operate the reverse of this diversion.

Buses will observe all bus stops on the diversion.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

California Crossroads Road closure on Nine Mile Ride

12th Feb 2024 - 8th May 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • leopard 3

Towards Wokingham
Following the Marino Way stop on Nine Mile Ride Extension, buses will continue onto Biggs Lane and then turn right onto Langley Common Road. They will then continue until reaching The Bull where they will turn onto Barkham Street and run to the Barkham Ride East stop. Here the bus will use the roundabout to turn around, resuming the normal leopard 3 route as they return along Barkham Street towards Wokingham. Buses will stop at all bus stops along this route.

Buses will be unable to serve Robinson Crusoe, Coleshill Farm, California Country Park, Manor Park Drive and California Crossroads during this diversion.

Towards Reading
Buses will run along Barkham Ride as usual until reaching the Barkham Ride - East stop. Here they will turn around at the roundabout, and then run back along Barkham Ride towards The Bull, where they will then turn left onto Barkham Road and Langley Common Road before turning left onto Biggs Lane, returning to their normal road from the Marino Way bus stop. Buses will stop at all bus stops along this route.

Due to the closure of Nine Mile Ride, buses cannot serve Robinson Crusoe, Coleshill Farm, California Country Park, Manor Park Drive and Ratepayers Hall.

Please allow additional journey time when travelling between Arborfield Green and Wokingham.

We apologise for any inconvenience or delay that this diversion may cause to your journey during these essential works.

This diversion will only affect leopard 3 buses between Arborfield and Wokingham. Buses that finish their journey in Arborfield, Shinfield or at Royal Berks Hospital will not be affected by this diversion and will call at all stops as normal.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Closure of St Marys Butts Stops CR, CS, CT

16th Apr 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • leopard 3
  • lion 4
  • lion X4
  • emerald 5
  • emerald 6
  • emerald 6a
  • buzz 9
  • buzz 9a
  • buzz 9b
  • buzz 18a
  • ruby 10
  • bronze 11
  • little oranges 19a
  • little oranges 19b
  • little oranges 19c
  • claret 21
  • claret 21a
  • greenwave 50
  • Mereoak p&r 600
  • mereoak p&r 603

St. Mary’s Butts stops CR CS & CT will be out of use between 0800 to 1800 on Tuesday 16 April 2024. This is due to temporary traffic lights to allow OCU to repair metal covers in the carriageway.

in this time. Lion 4/X4 Greenwave 50 and Mereoak P&R 600/603 will be picking up and setting down in West Street (Stop CU - outside the old primark)

Leopard 3, Emerald 5&6/6a, Buzz9/18a, Ruby 10, Bronze 11, Little Oranges 19a/19b/19c, Claret 21/21a. will be unable to stop at St Marys butts outside broad street mall and will be able to set down as the following stop for their service.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Closure of Holiday Inn Roundabout (Basingstoke Road) 16th April 2024

16th Apr 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • emerald 6
  • emerald 6a
  • buzz 9
  • buzz 9a
  • buzz 9b
  • Hospital P&R 300

The Holiday Inn Roundabout on Basingstoke Road will be closed from 08:00 – 20:00 on Tues 16th April 2024.

This is due to remedial works undertaken by Reading Borough Council.

Emerald 6 towards Whitley Wood:
Buses will divert left Hartland Road, right Northumberland Avenue, and right Whitley Wood Road to Engineers Court roundabout resuming normal route.

Emerald 6 towards Central Reading:
At Engineer’s Court roundabout buses will continue ahead on Whitley Wood Road, left Northumberland Avenue, left Hartland Road, right Basingstoke Road to re-join normal route.

Emerald 6a journeys terminating at Tesco:
From Basingstoke Road, buses will turn right into Bennet Road, end of the road turn left onto A33, turning right into Tesco depot.

Emerald 6a journeys from Tesco Depot Direct to Reading:
Buses will follow the reverse of above diversion, via A33 and Bennet Road to Basingstoke Road.

Emerald 6a towards Whitley Wood via Tesco:
From Basingstoke Road, buses will turn right into Bennet Road,turn left onto A33. Buses will serve the Tesco Depot then will turn right onto A33 towards junction 11, then turn towards Early B3270 and then turn left into Whitley Wood Lane, resuming normal route from Engineers Court roundabout.

Emerald 6a journeys towards Central Reading via Tesco:
At Engineer’s Court roundabout buses will continue onto Whitley Wood Road, then turn left Northumberland Avenue, left Hartland Road, right Basingstoke Road, left Bennet Road, Left A33 towards Tesco depot.
After serving Tesco Depot, buses will turn left onto A33. At the second roundabout buses will turn right onto Bennet Road and left back onto Basingstoke Road resuming normal route.

Buzz 9/9a/9b towards Green Park:
From Wentworth Avenue bus stop, buses will turn right to Northumberland Avenue, left Hartland Road, right Basingstoke Road, left Bennet Road, left A33, turning around at Tesco depot Roundabout to resume normal route at Imperial Way bus stop.

Buzz 9/9a/9b towards Reading:
Normal route to Tesco Depot roundabout, then buses will continue straight along A33. taking the B3270 exit towards Earley then turning left into Whitley Wood Lane. At Engineers Court roundabout buses will turn right, to resume normal route from Engineers Court stop.

Please use alternative stops at Engineer's Court, Bennet Road for Emerald 6, Imperial Way/Reading Stadium or Woodside Way for Buzz 9. Buses will observe all bus stops on diversion.

Hospital P&R 300
Buses will divert non-stop via Bennet Road and A33 in both directions between Mereoak P&R and Christchurch Green.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Friar Street FM Bus Stop

21st Apr 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • leopard 3
  • ruby 10
  • bronze 11

Friar Street stop FM will be out of use from 0700 until 1100 on Sunday 21 April 2024.

This is due to a Cherry Picker operating in the area.

Please use the Friar Street stop FN (purple 17) bus stop instead by the Novotel.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Closure of Marketplace

22nd - 26th Apr 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • leopard 3
  • lion 4
  • emerald 5
  • emerald 6
  • emerald 6a
  • buzz 9
  • buzz 9a
  • buzz 9b
  • ruby 10
  • bronze 11
  • orange 13
  • orange 14
  • purple 17
  • buzz 18
  • buzz 18a
  • little oranges 19a
  • little oranges 19b
  • little oranges 19c
  • claret 21
  • claret 21a
  • greenwave 50
  • Mereoak p&r 600
  • mereoak p&r 650
  • The London Line 701
  • lion X4
  • mereoak p&r 603

The Marketplace/High Street in Reading will be closed from Monday 22th April 2024 - Friday 26th April 2024

buses will not be able to serve Marketplace Stops MA & MC. also Kings Road Stop ME/MF and Huntley & Palmers (stop 3) will be out of use.

Please use normal stops in either Station Road or Blagrave Street.

we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Fleetham Gardens Bus Stop (Towards Reading)

23rd Apr 2024

  • Affected routes:
  • little oranges 19b

The Fleetham Gardens Bus stop inbound on Carshalton Way will be out of on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

This is due to works to replace the bus shelter. A temporary stop will be situated further down along Carshalton Way. Work should only last a few hours.

we apologise for any inconvenience.