PARK and ride services from Winnersh Triangle will be suspended from Saturday (March 28).

Due to extremely low usage, Reading Buses announced today (March 26) that the service would be stopping.

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The company have been seeing customer numbers fall significantly due to the coronavirus situation, with the number of people travelling on the park and ride dwindling to virtually nothing after the government announced their new directives on people leaving their homes last Monday.

Reading Buses chief executive officer, Robert Williams, said: "After already reducing the service across our network to a Saturday service, it has quickly become apparent that this is still an over-provision based on customer numbers which were falling drastically before the government’s announcement on Monday.

"The park and ride at Winnersh Triangle has been one of the worst affected, with customer numbers reduced by more than 90 per cent of normal.

"Due to this, we have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend the service from Saturday, March 28 until further notice.

"The good news is that customers on the park and ride are just a short walk away from the lion 4/X4 that runs along the A329.

"They just have to use the bridge over the railway and can catch the bus at the Cavendish Gardens stop.

"We have made the Parksaver tickets available for use on the lion and have agreed with Wokingham Council to allow customers to exit the car park temporarily without having to scan bus tickets."

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Robert also said that further measures were to come for the rest of the network.

"We are currently operating with a hugely diminished amount of passengers which is unsustainable day by day let alone for a matter of weeks, so we are currently revising our entire network service level", he added.

"Details will be released as soon as possible."