NEWBURY & DISTRICT BUS ROUTES

Newbury & District is a name synonymous with public transport in West Berkshire since 1932. 85 years later we’re proud to be providing the very highest levels of service with modern buses and a small team of friendly drivers.

Newbury and District Limited purchased by Reading Transport Limited

Following the purchase of Newbury and District Limited the following statement was published on Reading Buses’ website on Friday 24th September:

Cementing our relationship with Newbury & District

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Newbury & District’s operation in the Newbury and Thatcham area.

We’ve worked successfully for many years on delivering the Jet Black 1 route between Reading and Newbury, also following our lucrative operation of the Kennections network under contract to West Berkshire Council since September 2016.

We have been looking at ways of strengthening and expanding our network and after the recent success with our Green Line and Thames Valley services to the east of Reading we realised we had a great opportunity on our own doorstep.

We will be sorting out all the details and ensuring there is a smooth transition so that our customers will see no disruption to their services.

Initially, Newbury & District will be running all of their services exactly as at present whilst further into the future we may look at merging some routes and harmonising branding.

Simon Weaver, outgoing Managing Director of Newbury & District says: “Reading Buses has evolved into a multi-award winning business synonymous with style and innovation. We are delighted that our customers and staff will be in such safe hands.”

© Reading Transport Limited 24th September 2018.

New service from 3rd December 2018

The new bus station will open in Newbury Wharf on Monday 3rd December and all our services will change to serve the new site.

Services 1A/1B/1C and 1D will continue from the Wharf Bus Station to Cheap Street, with some services extended further to Market Street, Bartholomew Street and even Newbury Railway Station.

Service 103/103A/103B/103C and 103X will all be extended to the new Wharf Bus Station. Services 103A 103B and some 103C/103X journeys will call additionally at Cheap Street. Services 103A and 103B will be unchanged between Market and Greenham Business Park.

Services 123/123C will be extended to the Wharf Bus Station with some services further extended to serve London Road and Park Way. They will call at Cheap Street after calling at the Wharf.

Service 124 will remain unchanged except that it will serve the new bus station instead of the old one.

All fares will remain unchanged, as will the cost of day, week, month and ten tripper tickets.

We hope that our new timetables will be convenient to our customers. We have tried to make the changes as slight outside Newbury Town Centre as possible with only a slight reduction in service 1B early on Saturday morning to better reflect customer demand.

Interchangeability of Period and Return Tickets

The full Connect range of tickets remains welcome on all our services and are available from all our drivers on all services operated by this company. Connect tickets and passes are accepted on services operated by all participating operators within the appropriate zones. Participating operators include Newbury and District, Kennections and West Berkshire Council. Connect Urban and Connect Rural tickets and passes are also accepted on Reading Transport’s Jet Black 1 service between Newbury Bus Station and Thatcham (Colthrop Lane) only.

Kennetbus passes and return tickets are available from our drivers on services 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D. They are fully interchangeable between these services but may only be used on these services. They are not accepted by any other operator or on any other services.

Service 1B

Our new service 1B is identical to our fast, direct service 1D between Newbury and Thatcham but en route from Thatcham to Newbury it stops at Benham Hill/Southdown Road before calling at the West Berkshire Community Hospital, extending the journey by just a couple of minutes but restoring a regular Monday to Saturday service between Benham Hill and Newbury for the first time in many years. On Saturdays service 1B will replace service 1D entirely but will operate every thirty minutes instead of every hour.

Service 103

Services 103, 103A and 103B continue to be sponsored by The Greenham Trust with financial support from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council over the Bishop’s Green section of route on these three services. Services 103C and 103X are operated commercially by Newbury and District Limited. We have often been told that our customers found the global service number 103 confusing and so we have tried to make them more easily identifiable. Services 103/103C operate via Greenham Road and The Nightingales, Service 103A operates via Wash Common and Service 103B operates via Wendan Road. Service 103X is a direct, schooldays only journey from the Bus Station to The Oaks.

Service 123

Service 123 is a new service which replaces large sections of service 9/9A/9B/9C (which are no longer operated by this company) and links the Mill Lane/Boundary Road/Kings Road area with both the town centre as well as serving the Racecourse development and providing both with a new direct link to Newbury Retail Park/Tesco Triangle. This service combines with service 103 to give customers from the Greenham Road/Nightingales a much improved service. Service 123C is extended to/from Tesco Triangle to/from Newbury College.

Service 124

Service 124 is an exciting new off peak, cross town, Monday to Friday shopping service which links Glendale Avenue with Speen and includes Newbury Railway Station, Newbury Bus Station and Park Way.

Easy Access

All our buses have a wide, step free entrance, making them particularly suitable for wheelchair users, those with restricted mobility and passengers with pushchairs, lots of shopping and/or small children. We do not operate minibuses or crew buses on any of our services. All our buses are powered by the latest Euro 5 or Euro 6 low emission engines, resulting in all our fleet being extremely environmentally friendly.

More information about these and other public transport services is available via the Council's Public Transport website.

PRIVATE CHARTER

Our buses are also available to hire; we offer a range of sizes from 29 to 86 seats, so please call 01635 33855 or email: with your requirements.

Click here to download our latest fleetlist.

Timetables

Click on the relevant route number to see the timetable.


Service 1A - Monday to Friday
Thatcham Broadway, Westfield Road, Henwick Lane, West Berkshire Community Hospital to Newbury Bus Station and return via West Berkshire Community Hospital, Lower Way and The Moors.

Service 1A - Saturday
Thatcham Broadway, Westfield Road, Henwick Lane, West Berkshire Community Hospital to Newbury Bus Station and return via West Berkshire Community Hospital, Lower Way and The Moors.

Service 1B - Monday to Friday
Thatcham Broadway fast to Newbury via A4, Benham Hill and West Berkshire Community Hospital and back.

Service 1B - Saturdays
Thatcham Broadway fast to Newbury via A4, Benham Hill and West Berkshire Community Hospital and back.

Service 1C - Monday to Friday
Thatcham Broadway, The Moors, Lower Way, West Berkshire Community Hospital to Newbury Bus Station and return via West Berkshire Community Hospital, Henwick Lane and Westfield Road.

Service 1C - Saturday
Thatcham Broadway, The Moors, Lower Way, West Berkshire Community Hospital to Newbury Bus Station and return via West Berkshire Community Hospital, Henwick Lane and Westfield Road.

Service 1D
Thatcham Broadway fast to Newbury via A4 and West Berkshire Community Hospital and back.

Service 103/103C
Greenham Business Park – Tesco Triangle – The Nightingales – Newbury Bus Station and return

Service 103A
Greenham Business Park – Tesco Triangle – Wash Common – Newbury Bus Station and return.

Service 103B
Greenham Business Park – Tesco Triangle – Chandos Road – Newbury Bus Station and return.

Service 103X
Newbury-The Oaks-Newbury College (Schooldays Only)

Service 123 Monday to Friday
Tesco Triangle – The Nightingales – Racecourse Estate – Hambridge Road – Newbury Bus Station and return.

Service 123 Saturdays
Tesco Triangle – The Nightingales – Racecourse Estate – Hambridge Road – Newbury Bus Station and return.

Service 123C Monday to Friday
Newbury Bus Station – Hambridge Road – Racecourse Estate – The Nightingales – Newbury College/ Tesco Triangle and return (Schooldays Only)

Service 124 Monday to Friday
Speen-Parkway-Bus Station-Railway Station-Valley Road-Glendale Avenue



You can also view the timetables on West Berkshire Council’s website.