12 December 2023
Red Rose Travel have recently started services between Reading and Watlington, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The 122 goes via the Peppard Road and Sonning Common. The 123 goes via Kidmore End, Gallowstree Common, Checkendon and Stoke Row.
On Sundays, the River Rapids X40 service makes extra journeys between Reading and Caversham Heights as the 40C. These operate via St Peter’s Hill and serve Highmoor Road Church.
CADRA follows proposed traffic and transport changes, through: formal consultations, the local press and via links with other organisations. When appropriate, we attend, question and present to Reading Borough Council's Traffic Management Sub-Committee.
Reading live travel information: Travel Reading Live
Street and highway defects can be reported to RBC Highways Dept: Road problems section
GOV.UK Driving and Transport: The Highway Code Online
Network Rail Great Western Mainline developments: Network Rail
Local roadworks; when and where they are planned and who is responsible: Local Roadworks You can search national roadworks from this link, as well.
Reading Borough Council's travel information website, provides live public transport and traffic information; you can check the status of local bus, road and rail services before leaving the house. Travel Reading Live
Reading Buses, which is owned by the (RBC), has a website providing service details, timetables and maps of their bus routes at: Reading Buses. The Caversham buses are pink bus routes, except for the cross town Red Route 22 to Caversham Heights.
Thames Travel run a service from Reading to Oxford through Caversham Heights - the X39. This is in addition to the existing X40 service which runs between Reading and Benson. Both buses travel over Caversham Bridge, up St Peters Hill and out along the Woodcote Road. The buses will stop at any stop (or even between stops) but only on request. Details of the cost and timetables can be found on their website at: River Rapids.
On Sundays, extra journeys between Reading and Caversham operate as service 40C. These journeys operate via St Peter’s Hill and serve Highmoor Road Church 6 minutes before the time shown for Caversham Library.
Red Rose Travel run services between Reading and Watlington, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The 122 goes via the Peppard Road and Sonning Common. The 123 goes via Kidmore End, Gallowstree Common, Checkendon and Stoke Row.
ReadiBus is the dial-a-ride bus service for people with restricted mobility in and around Reading. Readibus say: "there are always people who can’t cope with mainstream bus services and it is those people we seek to serve. It doesn’t matter what the mobility restriction is – if it prevents you from using public transport or if you simply need too much help doing so then ReadiBus is for you". You need to register in order to use the service at: ReadiBus
Arriva run a service from Reading to High Wycombe which travels through the centre of Caversham and along the Henley Road - the 800. Details of the cost and timetables can be found on their website at: High Wycombe - Reading
Free service from Reading Station into the Thames Valley Park (Microsoft, Oracle, BG Group)
CADRA often receive concerns about parking, driving and cycling on pavements. Based on those concerns and our understanding of the law, we have prepared this document which may help our members, where they have such problems. Parking, Driving & Cycling on Pavements
CADRA believes that safe cycle routes are key to encouraging more people to cycle AND discouraging cycling on pavements. We would like to see more ambitious and far reaching targets on the provision of more and safer cycle routes.
Reading Borough Council also encourages safe cycling in the town and has information and maps about local and national cycling routes. It supported ReadyBike, which provided a short period bike hire service, until the company running the service couldn't continue and another suitable operator couldn't be found. The bikes were donated to hotels and small businesses. The council hope the scheme can be revived.
In 2013 CADRA reviewed and welcomed the production of the draft Reading Cycling Strategy, including measures to provide cycle training and develop skills. Follow this link to read our Comments Document in full.
Reading Cycle Campaign is a voluntary organisation that campaigns for better facilities for cyclists in Reading and surrounding areas.
In November 2013, CADRA held a joint meeting with the Caversham Traders Association to open discussion on what might be done in Caversham to make roads more ‘friendly’ to non-motorists. From there, the ‘Sharing our Streets’ project has progressed, engaging local people and Reading Borough Council in how a proper strategy could be achieved, which uses more up to date methods to allow traffic to flow through smoothly and pedestrians to move around more freely. Work continues in preparation for funds becoming available from development in Caversham centre.
Read more at: Sharing Our Streets