Also in Slough, Stewart's Coaches of Woodley, Reading, are starting a new service in Slough from this Monday (14th January), linking the Rail Station and Trading Estate. Four brand-new Mercedes Citaros in a sort-of-turquoisey-greenish livery have been delivered for the new service.
I don't know is this is a public bus service, or a private one like the Thames Valley Park Shuttle in Reading which Stewart's also operates.
Meanwhile, over in Reading, RailAir is getting some brand new Scania/Irizar coaches. it looks like ten have been delivered (nine, according to LOTS), which will replace most, if not all of the existing fleet.
There is apparently going to be some sort of launch outside the RailAir Lounge at Reading Station on Monday (14th January) between 11.00 and 13.00, which suggests entry into service is imminent. This information is from the Commercial Manager of First Wessex (via Twitter) - which shows you how remotely Berkshire is managed these days!
I was in Reading yesterday (Tuesday 15th January) and the entire allocation seemed to be the new Scania/Irizars.
The route appears to have gained a route number, with coaches displaying "RA1 Reading" or "RA1 Heathrow" depending on direction.
There is also a new set of destinations on the rear, I observed "Bristol to Brisbane", "Newport to New York" and "St Austell to St Peters". Someone somewhere will have a full list, I'm sure.
Post by nomadbackwards on Nov 11, 2019 2:59:46 GMT
First Berkshire are proposing changes to some services serving Heathrow Airport.
Route 7 (Slough to Heathrow Central) would be withdrawn at the eastern end between Terminal 5 and Heathrow Central (except overnight). It would be extended at the western end though, to encompass the current route 1 (Slough to Britwell). A link between Slough, parts of Langley, Colnbrook and Heathrow Central would be retained by revised route 4 (see below).
Route 9 (Slough to Heathrow Terminal 5) would be withdrawn, but replaced between Slough and Colnbrook by extending route 4 (Maidenhead to Slough) eastwards, and then on to Heathrow Central along the current route 7 routing, instead of running to Terminal 5 like the 9 currently does.
This would see Heathrow served as follows:-
4: Maidenhead > Slough > Colnbrook > Heathrow Central