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Revised bus services in and around Newbury

Changes effective from today

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

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BUS services in and around Newbury are subject to change from today (Monday).

Revised routes will be provided under contract to the council by Kennections, owned by Reading Buses, linking Newbury with destinations including Greenham, Wash Common, Park House School, Kintbury, Inkpen, Hungerford, Lambourn, Hermitage, Hampstead Norreys, Compton, East and West Ilsley, Thatcham via London Road and West Berks Community Hospital.

Rural routes will be served by three new minibuses, purchased using transitional funding provided by the Government.

The minibuses will continue public transport services to communities that would have been more severely affected by the council’s budget reductions this year.

They include: 

Service 40 (replaces 101/104) – linking Calcot estate with Calcot Sainsbury’s

Service 41 (replaces 101) – links to Cold Ash, Upper Bucklebury and Chapel Row

Service 44 (replaces 104) – connecting Crookham, Brimpton and Aldermaston with Thatcham, Tadley or Calcot

Service 5a (replaces 107) – linking Chaddleworth, Brightwalton, Peasemore and Beedon with Newbury

Service 47 (replaces 90) – linking Lambourn to the Great Western Hospital and Swindon

For a timetable detailing all alterations, visit www.westberks.gov.uk/transportchanges.

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  • mumof2

    06/09/2016 - 13:01

    Kennections has got off to a poor start: my 16 year old daughter has a Validate UK proof of age card and was charged £4 for the return trip from Hermitage to Newbury this morning. The bus was 15 minutes late and the TWO bus drivers insisted that this was the correct fare for her. It is extremely difficult to find out what fare scheme Kennections is using, I thought that they were going to follow the existing Connect fare scheme? Obviously the bus drivers think differently.

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