New buses for South Bracknell services

5 months ago Fri 19th Jan 2024

We are excited to announce that we have invested in four new single deck buses primarily for the 171 and 172 routes that run around South Bracknell.

The new environmentally friendly buses, with the latest low emission Euro VI engines, will be in service from Friday 19 January. They will also be on display in Bracknell town centre during half term for members of the public to check out all the new features.

New buses lined up

The new buses will be a step-change in luxury and comfort for you, our lovely customers!

Amongst the features are;

  • coffee-shop style wood effect flooring
  • comfortable high back seats
  • seat back and wireless charging
  • free WIFI
  • next stop audio and visual announcements

Internal view of seating

The next stop audio and visual announcements couple with the distinctive blue route branding to help assist customers navigate their journeys.

The 171/172 circular route around South Bracknell is one of our most popular services, so we are proud to be able to bring this investment to the area. We are confident they will transform your journey and encourage more people to choose the bus.

The great news for people travelling between Great Hollands and Bracknell town centre is that they will combine with some new buses coming to Reading Buses’ lion 4 later this month, and follows investment in route 194 last year. This means that you have an amazing choice of high quality, environmentally friendly new buses for their journeys.

All tickets are accepted on all four routes meaning you can turn up at stops where the routes overlap and not have to worry about waiting long for a bus – but if you want to be sure when the bus will arrive, you can use both ours and the Reading Buses app to track buses and check arrival times as well as buy tickets.

Just to note that whilst the buses are new, the timetable and route remains the same as current, so there is no need to worry about having to memorise a new timetable!