Timetable changes - Monday 4 September

11 months ago Thu 3rd Aug 2023

From Monday 4 September, we will be making some changes to some of our timetables as well as a couple of our routes.

There will be a frequency increase for lime 2/2a, a new Fri/Sat evening service between Newbury and Thatcham on jet black 1, and some re-routing of services in the Emmer Green area. leopard X3 will be renumbered 603 as part of the mereoak park&ride service – including an extra journey in each direction. 

There will also be some changes to times on our emerald 5 and 6, purple 17 and little oranges 19 routes all of which can be found in the below along with a full summary of all planned timetable changes. The new timetables and route maps will also be added to our app, journey planner and be available online shortly.

route summary timetable
jetblack 1 A new Friday and Saturday evening service numbered 1e is introduced providing hourly buses between Newbury Wharf, West Berkshire Hospital, Thatcham Broadway and Falmouth Way. This service is funded by UK Government. view timetable
lime 2/2a More buses and increased frequency! On Monday to Friday during peak hours there will be additional services with buses running up to every 20 minutes and an extra lime 2a service in each direction morning and afternoon to AWE and Tadley. On Sundays, one lime 2a will be extended to Mortimer every 2 hours, funded by UK Government. view timetable
emerald 5 This timetable is largely unchanged besides a few minor tweaks to some departure times in town view timetable
emerald 6 This timetable is largely unchanged besides a few minor tweaks to some departure times in town view timetable
purple 17 Changes to services late at night on Friday and Saturday. Overnight buses will now run every 40 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights to help improve reliability. view timetable
little oranges 19a/19b/19c Changes to the timetable to help improve timekeeping and reliability. view timetable
pink 22 A few tweaks to some departure times to improve reliability. view timetable
berry 23/24 Changes are being made to the route to allow us to improve reliablity and maintain the same frequency of service. Berry buses will now use a more direct route between Caversham Park and Grove Road along Peppard Road, with Courtenay Drive and Kidmore End Road in Emmer Green served by pink 25 instead. There are also a few tweaks to some departure times. view timetable

route map
pink 25 Buses will now run via Kidmore End Road and Courtenary Drive in both directions; stopping at Chalgrove Way, Crawshay Drive and Courtenay Drive top instead of Cavendish Road and Kiln Road. There are also a few tweaks to some departure times. view timetable

route map
leopard X3 / mereoak park&ride 603 The X3 will becomes the mereoak park&ride 603. This will still run between Reading Station and Shinfield Park but will use the Mereoak park&ride stops in the town centre, and extend to Mereoak park&ride. As part of this change, we will also be adding an additional journey in each direction. There are no changes to the main leopard 3 service. view timetable