Changes to subsidised bus services

Interim changes to subsidised bus services in the borough, designed to support operators on a smoother post-Covid journey, will come into effect from Sunday 30 October 2022.

The changes to certain sections of some routes, to the timetables of some buses and to the frequency of some routes, will affect services provided by Thames Valley Buses, White Bus and Bear Buses, so please check the new timings and routes carefully before you travel.

Services will be maintained at peak times with some routes and services expanded, providing more options for travellers.

No dedicated school services will be impacted, however, some public buses which serve schools will see minor changes. 

This is a temporary approach while we work with operators and communities to establish a longer-term solution for the bus network from April 2023 that reflects changing traveller habits, with the aim of keeping residents connected in a cost-effective manner.

In the Royal Borough, around half of the bus routes are currently subsidised and bus companies have been relying on targeted post-Covid recovery funding, which will eventually come to an end and to avoid losing whole routes in this uncertain environment, we’ve worked closely with bus companies to support them post-Covid, investing extra money in 2022/23 to maintain subsidised services for the time being, with a few adjustments. 

For the latest information please visit the bus operator website:

Transport team : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Transport Team - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF