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Free bus travel in West Berkshire today

In celebration of World Car Free Day on Friday, September 22, West Berkshire Council says most of its bus operators will be offering free bus travel throughout the day.

World Car Free Day is an annual global event which allows people to enjoy their local area car free and embrace sustainable travel options.

Partnering bus service providers include Reading Buses, Newbury & District, Thames Travel, Stagecoach and Going Forward Buses.

West Berkshire Council will make it possible for residents to enjoy complimentary bus travel on these operators’ services within West Berkshire.

If your journey ends up outside of West Berkshire (for example into Reading) then ask for a return ticket when your board the bus in West Berkshire in order for your return fare to be covered by the free travel offer.

Concessionary Bus Passes will continue to be accepted on this special day, further promoting inclusivity and ease of use for all residents.

Robert Williams, CEO of Reading Buses, said: “All customers need to do is board the bus in West Berkshire and their single or return trips will be free – with return trips being issued a ticket of course!

“This initiative is extremely important to ensure that people have the opportunity to leave their car behind and see how easy it is to use the bus to help reduce both pollution and congestion.

“It also helps to remind us that buses are much more environmentally friendly these days too, with all our buses operating with the latest technology to reduce emissions – many of our buses have fewer emissions than even a normal family car.

“We hope that many people take advantage of this free offer and join us on board this World Car Free Day.”

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