Interim changes made last autumn to subsidised bus services in the borough, designed to support operators on a smoother post-Covid journey, will continue for an additional 12 months.
The changes to certain sections of some routes, to the timetables of some buses and to the frequency of some routes, have been in place since October and affect services provided by Thames Valley Buses, White Bus and Bear Buses.
These were initially funded for six months, however the council has since secured extra targeted funding for bus services meaning that from Saturday 1 April 2023 these changes will be extended for 12 months. This gives the council more time to work with operators and communities to establish a longer-term solution for the bus network from April 2024 that reflects changing traveller habits, with the aim of keeping residents connected in a cost-effective manner.
Under the current timetables, services have been maintained at peak times with some routes and services expanded, providing more options for travellers, and this will continue under the extension.
For the latest information please visit the bus operator website:
- Thames Valley Routes 2, 3. 7, 8, 9, 15, 16/16A, 234, 235, 238, 239
- White Buses Routes P1, 01 and W1
- Bear Bus Route 305