Once again, Reading Buses will be running its shuttle service between Reading Station and the Festival Site, from Wednesday 20th to Monday 25th August.
Buses will operate to and from Reading Station (North Interchange - stop ND), and this year the Festival Bus Stop will be in the Rivermead Leisure Centre Car Park - much closer to the Festival entrance than in previous years.
Some buses will also run to and from Friar Street Sainsbury's, in Reading Town Centre. Handy of you want to stock up with provisions, meet friends in town or just look around the town - if you don't know Reading, there's more history in the town than you might have realised!
There will be a flat fare of £1 per journey for all passengers. The exact fare will be needed as Reading Buses drivers do not give change, but it will be possible to pay for several fares together using a note.
Buses will run between the following times on the following days. A minimum 20-minute frequency will operate between these times, but for most of the time a 10-minute service will operate and there will be more buses at the busiest times.
Wednesday 20th August: from 09.00 to 22.05. Some buses serve Sainsbury's from 12.00 to close of service.
Thursday 21st August: from 06.30 to 21.50. Some buses serve Sainsbury's between 09.00 and 17.45.
Friday 22nd August: from 06.30 to 21.50. Some buses serve Sainsbury's between 09.00 and 17.45.
Saturday 23rd August: from 08.30 to 21.50. All buses serve Sainsbury's.
Sunday 24th August: from 08.30 to 03.40 (Monday morning). All buses serve Sainsbury's until 17.25.
Monday 25th August: A 20-minute service will operate from 23.00 (Sunday night) until 04.00. Buses will then leave the Festival site at 04.15 and at frequent intervals until 14.00
On Sunday night, special buses will also operate after the Festival for local residents between midnight and 01.30. These will depart from the Festival Bus Stop at Rivermead Leisure Centre and operate over Nighttrack routes N5, N21 and N26. Fare £2 for all passengers.