West Berkshire Council

Transport Service Changes or Disruption

Planned public transport changes, disruption information and contacting operators

Summary of local bus changes: Spring 2019 

Please see the accompanying pdf icon timetable leaflet [1Mb] that summarises changes to local bus timetables and routes.

Changes to Newbury and District local routes from 23 April 2019 

Newbury and District altered some of their local routes from 23 April 2019, following their takeover by Reading Buses.  

Routes 1b and 1d between Thatcham and Newbury were withdrawn.  There are still however up to four buses an hour between Thatcham and Newbury, on routes jet black 1, 1a and 1c. 

There are minor changes to the times on routes 1a and 1c, which link the Thatcham residential areas with the Broadway and with Newbury. 

There are also minor changes to the times on the 103 group of routes in south Newbury.

Route 123 and 124 have been withdrawn.   

Route 8 provides an alternative to route 123 between Newbury Wharf, Greenham and the Tesco superstore

Route 9 provides an alternative to route 123 between Newbury Wharf and the Racecourse. 

Route 2 provides an alternative to route 124 between Wash Common and Newbury Wharf.  Route 4 provides an alternative to route 124 between Newbury Wharf and Speen. 

Timetables for all local bus routes are available via the Traveline South East journey planner.

The changes are due to commercial decisions made by the bus company.  The Newbury and District website has more information about their changes.

Changes to Stagecoach route 7 and 7a from 31 March 2019 

Stagecoach altered their route 7 and 7a, which is funded by Hampshire County Council, on and from Sunday 31 March. 

A new weekday timetable has been introduced. The 7a journey at 14:40 from Newbury to Burghclere and return no longer runs.

On Saturdays, route 7a journeys no longer run, but some service 7 journeys will additionally serve Broadlayings, Woolton Hill and Ball Hill as partial replacement for the 7a.

These changes have been made by Stagecoach at the request of Hampshire County Council. 

Closure of Newbury Bus Station and opening of Newbury Wharf from 02 December 2018

To allow for redevelopment, Newbury Bus Station in Market Street has closed.  Buses and National Express coaches now serve Newbury Wharf, in Wharf Road next to Newbury Library.  pdf icon This leaflet [298kb] tells you where you can board your bus in Newbury town centre from 02 December 2018 onwards. 

Contacting local bus and train operators

The major bus and train operators in West Berkshire are:

Services on Bank Holidays and during Travel Disruption

If you're planning to travel by public transport on bank holidays, or during bad weather or other periods of disruption, please use the Traveline journey planning service -  the Traveline South East journey planner has regularly updated information.

We also post available updates on the Connect West Berkshire Twitter feed. 

You can also check with the bus or train company you'll be using to make sure they're running. Please see the contact details above. 


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