Reading Buses has introduced new routes on its greenwave network from the beginning of November. The network serves commuter and residential routes along the A33 in south Reading.
The new routes will be: ruby 10 between Kennet Island and central Reading; greenwave 50 between Green Park and central Reading; and park-and-ride 600 which runs between Mereoak and central Reading..
All three routes will use buses powered by bio-methane fuel and Reading Buses says that greenwave 50 will switch to dual-door double-decks during 2021 once the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on passenger numbers has subsided.
“Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the number of people travelling,” admits Robert Williams, chief executive officer, Reading Buses. “Greenwave has been one of our fastest-growing services thanks to a partnership with Reading borough council, Green Park and Reading International Business Park dating back to 2011.
“With the partnership due for renewal this November we were planning to take the current greenwave network of routes to the next level with these three new frequent services offering more capacity and simplified fares to support further growth. The change will now be more gradual, but no less exciting with the greenwave service being more like a tram than a bus.”
All three routes will benefit from bus priority measures along the A33.