Rob's Bus Zone

I'm Robert Williams, sadly not the famous singer Robbie Williams, but the one with a passion for buses. I am located in a town called Reading (pronounced Redding), which is situated in the former County of Berkshire in South East England, and run this site - Bus Zone - for the benefit of bus enthusiasts interested in bus operations in the area. The site also has a UK-wide page to give a national overview and a few other pages to look at other bus enthusiast issues.

Why Buses?

This page looks at why I'm interested in Buses, a question I am frequently asked. Bus spotting is not just about memorising timetables.

What's the Difference?

This page aims to point out the differences between different types of bus to the untrained potential enthusiast. Every double deck bus does not look the same, but they are similar in having two decks, wheels, lights and a driver.

Reading Transport

Details about the principal bus service provider in my home town, including over 150 photographs, and a fleet list. Reading Transport includes Reading Buses, Newbury Buses, Goldline Travel and Reading Transport Engineering. I also have details on former brands Reading Mainline and The London Line.

Reading Area

Details about other bus operators in the Reading area along with a few pictures.

Reading Area Routes

Most enquiries about buses from my friends in Reading are about which route goes to where they want to go, so here are the answers. Details of Reading area bus routes.


Details about the main bus operators in the UK, along with a couple of pictures. This page includes First Group, Stagecoach, Arriva, Go-Ahead, and National Express to name but a few.

All of the photographs on this site are copyright Robert Williams unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of the photos on your site without getting in contact first, all that I usually request is that the photo be credited to me, and perhaps for a link to this site!


Finding a Bus Link

This sites are the best place to start when looking for bus information.

Travel Line Logo (4121 bytes)

The official site of Traveline, the national bus timetable and journey planning service. Impartial information on planning your journey by bus, coach, or train, or any combination of the three.

Carl Berry Route Search

Bus service information for Great Britain with frequency and contact information, and links to Internet timetables where available.

Get the Latest News

BUSES magazine
Coach and Bus Week Magazine
RouteONE magazine


A Transport of Delight
Public Transport Experience

Bus Modelling

British Model Buses
UK Model Shop Directory

Bus Manufacturers

Alexander Dennis
Optare Group
Salvador Caetano
Wright Bus

Bus Destination Displays

Hanover Displays
McKenna Brothers

Ticket Machine Companies

Flowbird - Wayfarer

Other Sites to Visit

American Streetcars, Trolleys and Subways
British Trolleybus Database
Bus Blinds
David Bradley Online Croydon Area Trolleybuses
Ian Allan Publishing
London Omnibus Traction Society
Omnibus Society
Photo Transport
Picture Pride Displays
PMP Transport Videos
Showbus Bus Rally Site
The Trolleybus Centre at Sandtoft
Tramway Information
Transport Bill
Toby and John's Local Transport History
UK Bus Fleet Lists

There are also more links across the rest of this site related to the topic of the page.