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News Archive 2018

AGM - Friday 23 March

Our AGM will be held on Friday March 23rd at Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, starting at 19:45 hrs which should fit in with trains from Maidenhead and Marlow. After the formal AGM we shall have updates from GWR, Chiltern and Network Rail followed by a question and answer session. All are welcome.
[20180118]

Extended Hopper Fare now in Operation

You can now make unlimited bus and tram journeys in the TfL area using Oyster of NFC (“contactless”) within one hour of first touching in. More information.
[20180131]

Great Western Franchise Consultation

DEADLINE 21 FEBRUARY

The government is currently running a consultation on the specification of the next Great Western Franchise. The options put forward include splitting the franchise into two: London - South Wales and Bristol and London to the South West, and hiving off certain services such as Ealing West to Greenford to Chiltern. MMPA will of course be responding but individuals are also welcome to submit responses. Al responses must be received by Wednesday 21st February.

You can find more information and the consultation documents here.
[20180118]

IET Seats to be Replaced

Following a torrent of complaints from passengers the austere “ironing board” seats in the new Intercity Express Trains are to be replaced. The cost will fall to the DfT (and thus the tax payer) as it was they who specified the trains.
[20180118]

First Berkshire Quits Slough Bus Routes

First Berkshire has announced the following service withdrawals:

  • Service 2: (Slough Dedworth) from Friday 29 January.
  • Service 5: (Slough Cippenham) from Saturday 20 January 2018.
  • Service 6: (Slough Wexham Court) Sunday service from Sunday 21 January 2018.
  • Services 10 & 11: (Slough Datchet Wrasybury Heathrow) from Saturday 20 January 2018 Service.
  • Service 15: (Slough Eton Wick) from Saturday 20 January 2018.

On Service 4: (Slough Maidenhead) there will be changes to the evening timetable throughout the week.

Slough Borough Council has confirmed that it has contracted Reading Buses to provide some of the services withdrawn by First Berkshire on routes 4, 5 & 6 from 20 January 2018.

Reading Buses has announced that from Saturday 20 January, Reading Buses, who will trade under the Thames Valley name in Slough, will provide the following services:

  • Service 4 (Slough-Bath Road-Maidenhead) - Evening service.
  • Service 5 (Slough-Chalvey-Cippenham Green-Cippenham) - Complete service.
  • Service 6 (Slough-Wexham Park-Knolton Way) - Sundays.

We await further information regarding services 2, 10, 11 and 15.

First Berkshire Quits Slough Bus Routes

First Berkshire has announced the following service withdrawals:

  • Service 2: (Slough Dedworth) from Friday 29 January.
  • Service 5: (Slough Cippenham) from Saturday 20 January 2018.
  • Service 6: (Slough Wexham Court) Sunday service from Sunday 21 January 2018.
  • Services 10 & 11: (Slough Datchet Wrasybury Heathrow) from Saturday 20 January 2018 Service.
  • Service 15: (Slough Eton Wick) from Saturday 20 January 2018.

On Service 4: (Slough Maidenhead) there will be changes to the evening timetable throughout the week.

Slough Borough Council has confirmed that it has contracted Reading Buses to provide some of the services withdrawn by First Berkshire on routes 4, 5 & 6 from 20 January 2018.

Reading Buses has announced that from Saturday 20 January, Reading Buses, who will trade under the Thames Valley name in Slough, will provide the following services:

  • Service 4 (Slough-Bath Road-Maidenhead) - Evening service.
  • Service 5 (Slough-Chalvey-Cippenham Green-Cippenham) - Complete service.
  • Service 6 (Slough-Wexham Park-Knolton Way) - Sundays.

We await further information regarding services 2, 10, 11 and 15.

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