Thursday, 28 August 2014

Trying to stop 60% hike in bus fares for some Theale residents

A resident alerted me that Reading Buses are changing the boundary of the simplyReading fares and that this would mean that fares for many Theale residents travelling into Reading would jump from £1-90 to £3-00 from 1st September (thank you, John).

I saw the following notices on the bus stop outside Theale Library:

The change will mean that passengers sing the bus stops between Wigmore Lane and The Crown would have to pay nearly 60% more.

Unfortunately, West Berkshire Council have no say in the matter as the Jetblack 1 is a "commercial" service.

I have written to the Chief Executive of Reading Buses asking him to reconsider the change.

I have also started this petition against the change.

Alan Macro
Councillor for Theale
West Berkshire Council

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