143 and 135 service revisions from 3rd July 2017
Following the introduction of a new bus service for Whitchurch on Thames and Whitchurch Hill the relevant local Parish Councils have indicated that they no longer wish to fund the 143 service. Consequently we have worked with West Berkshire Council to create a new 143 service that can be provided within the reduced funding now available to maintain provision for West Berkshire.
The 143 service will no longer serve Whitchurch, or Whitchurch Hill in Oxfordshire and the 143A service from Woodcote and Crays Pond is also withdrawn. Due to the reduced funds available it will now be necessary to operate the 143 service by sharing the same resource as the BB3 service. Regrettably this means that it will be necessary to withdraw the 0844 arrival in to Reading as at this time the bus needs to be at Langtree School on the BB3 service. We have been able to maintain an afternoon peak departure from Reading which will now leave at 1730.
The previous limited Saturday only service 135 will be withdrawn and these journeys will be incorporated into extensions of the 143 route.