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   Tiger 7 Bus Service    18 January, 2022
Swallowfield Parish Council has received a response to its letter to the CEO of Reading Buses. The response indicates that Reading Buses considers that the core Tiger 7 service is not financially viable without significant local authority grants from Hampshire CC and WBC which have not been forthcoming although WBC has been providing funding to support the additional evening and Sunday services that were being provided. Given the road closure in Hampshire for a prolonged period of three months with no suitable diversion, Reading Buses thinks that it is, to quote, “highly unlikely that they would see these passengers return [to pre-COVID levels], so it is a fatal blow for the service’s future”.
The Parish Council is working with Shinfield Parish Council and WBC councillors and officers to explore alternative options that would provide some level of bus service for our residents towards Reading.
You are encouraged to respond to the Parish Council’s survey which will be going live shortly.
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