ReadiBus service is still available for essential journeys, for existing and new clients, who are not shielding, and who need to make essential journeys.
Journeys do not have to be booked far ahead – we will try to respond whatever the notice period, including on-the-day, subject to available capacity. (Notice is of course helpful if that is practical).
Restrictions apply in terms of anyone displaying symptoms or living in a household where someone is displaying symptoms not being allowed to travel; we are also maintaining ‘social distancing’ on the buses for journeys and we have intensive cleaning regimes and procedures in place; all with a view to making the travelling environment as safe as possible.
Contact details for essential journeys:
Last updated: 14/04/2020
ReadiBus is a specialist transport service for people with restricted mobility and who would otherwise have great difficulty in getting out and about.
This service can be used by children & young people as well as adults. It can be used to take a young person to a Saturday club. Readibus also provides transport for football fans who have a disability to Madejski Stadium and to the away games. To find out more about this please contact Readibus.
Readibus' principal service is a Dial-a-Ride door- to-door, fully accessible, assisted bus service for people who cannot use, or have great difficulty in using, ordinary public transport.
Some services are timetabled and run at the same time each week. Shopping Assistance is the ReadiBus service which aims to provide mobility assistance within Reading town centre. If you use Readibus to get into town you can also ask for a shopping assistant to meet you from the bus, help you around town and get you back in time to meet your return ReadiBus.