Reading Buses Extend Services for Jubilee Celebrations and Announce Jubilee Bus Route
The Platinum Jubilee is right around the corner, which means people are preparing for big celebrations over the four-day long weekend. As this is such a historic occasion, shops, transport and restaurants are likely to have adjusted opening hours.
Reading Buses announced the timings of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations as well as the commissioning of a special Jubilee Bus and an Open Top Bus. An improved evening schedule has been released for Bank Holiday Thursdays and Fridays to allow people to attend the various festivities.
The Sunday timetable will operate on public holidays (Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3) and the standard weekend timetable will continue to operate on Saturday and Sunday of the Jubilee weekend.
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The Green Line 702 service will include journeys from Reading to Buckingham Palace Road in central London taking a scenic route through Windsor. The route will also include Reading Buses‘ Jubilee bus which was unveiled in February.
The Jubilee bus will leave Reading at 8.40am and arrive in London – via Windsor – at 10.34am each day of the four-day long weekend. It will leave London at 7.25pm and return to Reading after running between London and Windsor throughout the day.
Green Line 702 has two additional departures from Reading at 7.40am and 9.45am (9.40am Saturday June 4) and more return journeys from London at 5pm and 8.35pm (9.45pm Saturday). You will be able to sightsee as the journey takes you past Windsor Castle.
A group ticket for up to four people is available for £40 on the Green Line mobile app or £50 from the driver. Hourly journeys also operate throughout the day between London and Windsor, plus the open top bus will run on purple route 17 in Reading weather permitting.
Chief Executive Robert Williams said: “Our open top bus is always a popular sight when on the move, so we’ve planned where it will be over the four-day weekend to give people more opportunities to pick it up for a ride. . Full details will be on our website and social media, and normal bus fares will apply so day and season pass holders can travel at no additional cost.
“Finally, all bus journeys from West Berkshire will be completely free throughout the weekend thanks to an ongoing partnership with West Berkshire Council to encourage people to leave their cars at home and do their part for the ‘environment.”
Robert added: “It will also be great to see our Jubilee bus in Windsor and London, it’s a great option for anyone looking to make a day out of it from Reading, and we’re delighted to be supporting events around the world again. West Berkshire and Newbury.
Full Platinum Jubilee holiday schedules are available at Reading Buses website.