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Mereoak

The Mereoak park & ride site (RG7 1PB) is situated just south of junction 11 of the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke and follow the signs for the park & ride site.

 

 

Journey time

Journey time to central Reading is 15-20 minutes and to Reading Station is 20-25 minutes.

 

Timetable

Greenwave buses into central Reading and back operate about 10-15 minutes, Monday to Saturday.

  • Greenwave buses into central Reading and back operate about every 10-15 minutes, Monday to Saturday and half hourly on Sundays.
  • First bus into central Reading is at 5:50am Mon – Fri, 6:51am Sat and 9.03am Sundays & Bank Holidays (But no service Christmas Day).
  • Last bus back is at 9:35pm from Reading Station (Station Road stop SD) Mon – Fri, and 9:45pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays.

Running to the following stops in central Reading:

  • St Mary's Butts outside Broad Street Mall stop CS.
  • Station Road stop SD.
  • Market Place stop MC.

 

Fares From 3rd April 2017

Cash fares:

  • Adult single £2
  • Adult return £4*
  • Adult all Reading - all day £4.50*
  • Boost single (aged 5-18) £1.30
  • Boost return (aged 5-18) £2
  • Boost all Reading – all day (aged 5-18) £2.50
  • Group Return £5* (Up to 5 people, max 3 adults, after 9.30am Mon - Fri, anytime Sat, Sun/Bank Holidays.
  • 2 together £5.50* 2 adults travelling together – AM peak returns available before 09.30 Mon - Fri
  • Greensaver 12 £18 multi trip ticket giving 12 single journeys with free parking

*Fares shown thus include 50p for parking and will issue a ticket with barcode to operate the exit barrier. For anyone else parking at Mereoak there will be an on-site machine which will issue a ticket to exit for £1. For drop off and pick up (up to an hour) the ANPR system will allow free exit from the car park.

Smartcard fares:

  • Mereoak Parksaver 10 £16.80*
  • Mereoak Parksaver 20 £33.30*
  • Mereoak Parksaver 40 £65.50*
  • Greensaver 10 (10 single journeys) £14.30
  • Greensaver 20 (20 single journeys) £28.30
  • Greensaver 40 (40 single journeys) £55.50
  • Greensaver Monthly pass (unlimited travel for 30 days) £53.50
  • Greensaver Quarterly pass (unlimited travel for 90 days) £150.40

*Mereoak Parksaver includes 50p daily parking fee.

To include both greenwave and Reading Buses services in Reading, online fares are;

  • simplyReading 7 (unlimited travel for 7 days) £15 / Boost (aged 5-18) £11
  • simplyReading 30 (unlimited travel for 30 days) £57 / Boost (aged 5-18) £42
  • simplyReading 90 (unlimited travel for 90 days) £155 / Boost (aged 5-18) £118

Smartcards can be purchased at the Bus Shop, Broad Street Mall, Reading between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday or for the best prices online at http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/.

 

Parking

A daily parking charge of 50p is incorporated within Park & Ride bus fares paid in cash or by Smartcard. For anyone else parking at Mereoak there will be an on-site machine which will issue a ticket to exit for £1.

For drop off and pick up (up to an hour) the ANPR system will allow free exit from the car park.

Entry and exit is available at anytime 24/7. Parking is at owners risk. Overnight parking is not permitted.

 

Concessionary Passes 

English National Concessionary and Access pass holders may travel free on Mereoak P&R buses in accordance with scheme conditions, but not including travel on football special bus service 60f.

As parking is not included in the ENCT scheme, holders of passes will be asked to pay 50p per car for parking. Parking tickets can be bought from the bus driver and do not need to be displayed in vehicles.

 

Sports Park & Ride

Football

Mereoak P&R is available for all Reading FC first team home games. P&R buses 60f (football) run from approximately 3 hours before kick-off with returns from the stadium after the match. For more information on Mereoak Sports P&R visit - http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/mereoak-and-madejski-sports/.

Fares

Adult Return - £4*, Single £2

Boost (Under 19s) Return - £2, Single £1.30

Group return £5 (up to 5 people, max 3 adults)

Concessionary passes are not valid for travel on special sports service 60f.

Rugby

Mereoak P&R is available for London Irish Saturday matches only. Buses run to the stadium from first thing until kick off and return after the match. Normal greenwave fares apply.

 

 

 

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