Free Bus Journey on World Automobile Free Day

Benefit from the buses totally free throughout West Berkshire on Friday 22 September

In celebration of World Automobile Free Day on Friday 22 September, West Berkshire Council is happy to announce that the majority of our bus operators might be providing free bus journey all through the day throughout West Berkshire!

World Automobile Free Day is an annual world occasion which permits folks to take pleasure in their native space automotive free and embrace sustainable journey choices. Leaving the automotive at dwelling for a day encourages people and communities to make use of various modes for a cleaner, more healthy future.

Partnering with our bus service suppliers together with Studying Buses, Newbury & District, Thames Journey, Stagecoach, and Going Ahead Buses, West Berkshire Council will make it potential for residents to take pleasure in complimentary bus journey on these operators’ companies inside West Berkshire. In case your journey finally ends up outdoors of West Berkshire (for instance into Studying) then ask for a return ticket when your board the bus in West Berkshire to ensure that your return fare to be lined by the free journey supply.

Concessionary Bus Passes will proceed to be accepted on this special occasion, additional selling inclusivity and ease of use for all residents.

Cllr Denise Gaines, Govt Member for Highways, Housing and Sustainable Journey at West Berkshire Council, mentioned:

“Utilizing the bus, strolling or biking are all nice methods to cut back our carbon footprint and do our bit for the planet. “The advantages of going car-free lengthen far past a single day. Cleaner air, diminished site visitors congestion, enhanced bodily well being, and a stronger sense of group are just some of the various benefits. By participating on this world motion, we will pave the way in which for a extra sustainable and vibrant future. “For many who do not use public transport frequently, that is the right alternative to attempt another mode of transport and depart the automotive at dwelling. Let’s drive change collectively, one car-free day at a time!”

Robert Williams, CEO of Studying Buses, mentioned:

“As soon as once more we’re teaming up with West Berkshire Council to supply free journey for World Automobile Free Day. “All clients have to do is board the bus in West Berkshire and their single or return journeys might be free – with return journeys being issued a ticket after all! “This initiative is extraordinarily essential to make sure that folks have the chance to depart their automotive behind and see how simple it’s to make use of the bus to assist scale back each air pollution and congestion. It additionally helps to remind us that buses are way more environmentally pleasant as of late too, with all our buses working with the newest know-how to cut back emissions – lots of our buses have fewer emissions than even a traditional household automotive. We hope that many individuals reap the benefits of this free supply and be part of us on board this World Automobile Free Day.”

World Automobile Free Day encourages us all to think about sustainable options to non-public autos for our day by day journeys. By providing free bus journey, West Berkshire Council goals to encourage residents to discover eco-friendly transportation choices, scale back their carbon footprint, and contribute to a cleaner and greener future for our group.

For extra data and particulars about taking part bus companies, please go to the West Berkshire Council transport web page.

The total record of routes is as follows:

Companies that function solely inside West Berkshire:

Route Quantity Operator Vacation spot 1a/1c /1e Newbury & District Newbury to Thatcham 2 Newbury & District Newbury to Wash Frequent/Tesco 3 Newbury & District Newbury to Hungerford 4 Newbury & District Newbury to Lambourn 5/5a/5c WBC Join Newbury to Downlands Villages 6/6a Newbury & District Newbury to East/West Ilsley 8 Newbury & District Newbury to Tesco, Greenham and Pigeons Farm 9 Newbury & District Newbury to Racecourse 41 WBC Join Theale to Thatcham/Newbury

The next routes will supply free bus journey in West Berkshire, regardless of the vacation spot and can supply return journey again to West Berkshire if a return ticket is requested when boarding the bus in West Berkshire:

Route Operator Vacation spot The LINK Stagecoach South Newbury to Basingstoke Jet Black 1 Studying Buses Newbury to Studying Lime 2/2a Studying Buses Mortimer/Burghfield to Studying 7/7a Stagecoach South Andover/Burghclere to Newbury Sky Blue 15 Studying Buses Theale/Calcot to Studying Sky Blue 16 Studying Buses Purley on Thames to Studying Yellow 26 Studying Buses Calcot to Studying Royal Blue 33 Studying Buses Turnham’s Farm to Studying 44 WBC Join Beenham to Thatcham by way of Tadley 47 WBC Join Lambourn to Swindon 103/103a/103b Newbury & District Newbury to Greenham Enterprise Park 133 Going Ahead Buses Goring to Wallingford by way of Streatley 143 Thames Journey Higher Basildon to Studying X34 Thames Journey Newbury to Didcot

Free Bus Journey won’t be supplied on the Hungerford to Marlborough service, or the Hungerford to Swindon service.

The most recent bus timetable booklet is on our web site – Journey Information [6MB]

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