Reading Buses - Articles and news items

New contactless payment option launched for Reading Buses

Industry news  •  27 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Reading Buses is the first independent operator to go 100% contactless in a scheme which will form the UK’s first town-wide contactless bus network outside of London. This means all residents in the borough will be served by buses accepting bank cards.

Reading Buses trials new bus types to speed up route

Industry news  •  28 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Reading Buses is currently testing various vehicles and propulsion systems on its popular purple 17 route.

A vision for future bus travel in Reading

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  15 September 2016  •  Reading Buses

Reading Buses shares its vision for the future of bus travel and explains its role in helping to create a smart and sustainable city…

Reading Buses awarded £1.7m gas bus funding from government

Industry news  •  26 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Reading Buses is to receive £1.7 million funding towards the cost of purchasing double deck biomethane buses.

Reading Buses trail blaze the technology adoption frontier with Aircharge

Industry news  •  29 June 2016  •  Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant

The world’s first deployment of an Aircharge mobile phone and tablet charger on public transport has been installed on a Reading Buses double deck bus.

Reading Buses confirms £1.3m order for Scania double deck CNG buses

Industry news  •  22 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Reading Buses has confirmed a £1.3 million order for five Scania double deck buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from a bio-methane source.

Reading Buses places £1.3 million order for six Streetdeck double deck buses

Industry news  •  15 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Reading Buses has placed a £1.3 million order with British bus manufacturer Wrightbus to supply six Streetdeck double deck models.

Reading Buses invest £4 million on new emerald fleet

Industry news  •  22 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new fleet of 85-seater emerald Alexander Dennis buses have begun service with Reading Buses as part of a £4 million pound investment.

Reading Buses reach for the clouds with Nimbus

Industry news  •  8 October 2013  •  

Nimbus will provide the bus company’s Open Data Service including next stop information…

Reading Buses places major order for 19 ADL Enviro300 Scania gas-powered buses

Industry news, News  •  29 August 2012  •  ADL

Reading Buses is to invest £3.5m in a fleet of 19 gas-powered buses…

Wrightbus secure new order for StreetLite® from Reading Buses

Industry news, News  •  5 July 2011  •  Wrightbus

Reading Buses have placed an order for six new Wrightbus StreetLite® midi buses, following a highly successful vehicle trial…