Ten dedicated football bus routes will not be running for Reading FC’s game against Fulham this coming Tuesday, 11 January, it has been announced.

Reading Buses say this is due to the increased prevalence of Omicron, which has reduced the availability of driving staff.

Spectators who would normally use these dedicated services can still attend the game using normal Reading Buses services that serve the same areas.

Reading Buses announce that the following services will not operate:

F10 – Sonning Common

F11 – Emmer Green

F12 – Emmer Green & Caversham

F13 – Caversham Park

F21 – Norcot

F22 – Tilehurst

F24 – Purley

F31 – Woodley Airfield

F32 – Woodley

F33 – Lower Earley


Reading Buses Marketing and Communications Manager Jake Osman: “Spectators can board local services to the town centre and then transfer onto the F1 shuttle service which will still get them to the game.

“After the match spectators can ride on the F1 shuttle service back into the town centre and transfer to the local service to return home.

“For customers transferring onto the F1, a special Matchday ticket will be available on the bus network priced at £4.50 for adults and £2.90 for Boost. This will be available even if boarding outside the normal Reading zone.

“Customers will need to retain this ticket and show it to the drivers/supervisors of the F1 services who will then allow them to board without any additional charge.”

Reading Buses say spectators from further afield will still have their dedicated services to the football stadium, which will continue operating as normal. These are:

. F1 – Reading Station Shuttle

. F2 -  Shinfield Park park & ride

. F3 – Mereoak park & ride

. F14 – Henley on Thames

. F 23 - Theale & Pangbourne

. F 20 – Newbury Bus Station

. F 30 – Twyford

. F 51 – Basingstoke, Tadley & Burghfield

. F 52 – Farnborough, Yateley & Crowthorne

. F 53 – Wokingham, Emmbrook & Winnersh

. F 54 – Bracknell


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