Reading Transport Limited


Types of vehicle operated by the company

Photo Gallery

Photographs from my collection

Fleet List

Details of the current fleet
(MS Excel format)

Former Vehicle List

Details of every vehicle operated since 1901
(MS Excel format)

Company History

Some history of the company

Reading Mainline

Details about former Routemaster operations


Pictures of the company's bus depots

Service 17

A look at the company's trunk route

Service 21

A look at a route which saw a number of interesting changes

Route Allocations

Which kind of bus can usually be found on each route

Bus Fares

Information about Reading & Newbury Buses' fares


Details and photographs of ColourBus adverts


Details and photographs of MegaPanel adverts


Details and photographs of MegaRear adverts

RTL Changing

Some of the changes made to buses in the fleet


About this former bus manufacturer and Reading supplier


About a supplier prominent in the Reading fleet

Fun Stuff

Sounds, icons and bus nets to download!
Enthusiast pages about Reading Transport, the principal bus company in the town of Reading.

Reading Buses Logo 2014

Reading Transport and its predecessors has been wholly owned by Reading Borough Council since 1901.

722 on 12 April 2018

Seventeen Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 CBGs joined the fleet at the end of 2017 branded for the purple 17.

757 on 2 July 2016

Two Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMCs were repainted during May and June 2016 into "Royal Blue" livery for route 33.

764 on 26 May 2015

A fleet of 16 Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s joined the fleet in May 2015 for routes 5 and 6 branded "Emerald".

405 on 29 April 2013

A fleet of 11 Scania KUB270 / Alexander Dennis Enviro300SGs were launched at Green Park on 29th April 2013. Thanks to Steve Wise for this photo.

201 on 13 December 2010

The first of six new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H diesel-electric hybrids that joined the fleet on 13th December 2010 on route 26.

If you think that there is anything about this company that has been missed, please feel free to send an email. All contributions for the site are welcome.

Related sites to visit:

Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group
Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts - Reading Transport
Lancastrian Transport Trust - Blackpool 521 (Reading No.39)
Reading Travel Info
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Tim Wale - owner of AEC Regent MRD 146

Photos on the web:

Buses in Reading - Flickr Group
A collection of photos of buses in Reading
Reading Buses not in Reading - Flickr Group
A collection of photos of Reading Transport vehicles before or after they operated in Reading
Showbus Photo Gallery - Reading Transport

Contact details:

Reading Transport Ltd.,
Great Knollys Street,
RG1 7HH.

Tel: 0118 959 4000

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