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Free Bus Journey on World Automobile Free Day

Benefit from the buses without cost throughout West Berkshire on Friday 22 September

Posted by: Communications staff

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

World Automobile Free Day is an annual international occasion which permits folks to take pleasure in their native space automotive free and embrace sustainable journey choices. Leaving the automotive at residence 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 doable for residents to take pleasure in complimentary bus journey on these operators’ providers inside West Berkshire. In case your journey finally ends up exterior 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 provide.

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

Cllr Denise Gaines, Government 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 visitors congestion, enhanced bodily well being, and a stronger sense of group are only a few of the various benefits. By participating on this international motion, we are able to pave the way in which for a extra sustainable and vibrant future. “For many who do not use public transport often, that is the right alternative to attempt another mode of transport and depart the automotive at residence. 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 prospects must do is board the bus in West Berkshire and their single or return journeys will probably 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 straightforward it’s to make use of the bus to assist cut back each air pollution and congestion. It additionally helps to remind us that buses are far more environmentally pleasant lately too, with all our buses working with the newest know-how to cut back emissions – a lot of our buses have fewer emissions than even a standard household automotive. We hope that many individuals benefit from this free provide and be a part of us on board this World Automobile Free Day.”

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

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

The complete record of routes is as follows:

Companies that function fully 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 provide free bus journey in West Berkshire, regardless of the vacation spot and can provide 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 through Tadley 47 WBC Join Lambourn to Swindon 103/103a/103b Newbury & District Newbury to Greenham Enterprise Park 133 Going Ahead Buses Goring to Wallingford through Streatley 143 Thames Journey Higher Basildon to Studying X34 Thames Journey Newbury to Didcot

Free Bus Journey is not going to be provided on the Hungerford to Marlborough service, or the Hungerford to Swindon service.

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

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