AS a commercial operator, Reading Buses must take unpleasant decisions such as axeing unprofitable routes.

Surprisingly, however, they have taken over another loss-making route. This is the 702 (Bracknell - Windsor - London), which the fomer operator gave up, citing ‘increasing costs’ making the route ‘unsustainable.’ In addition, and at the request of Slough Borough Council, Reading Buses are taking over three loss-making town routes. These routes have needed fresh vehicles and additional staff.

Surely Reading Buses should be concentrating its efforts in this area rather than overstretching its resources elsewhere.

DL Embery