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Helping you save money on your journey to work

As part of its Sustainable Travel Plan, to encourage alternatives to travelling to work by car, the University has partnered with Reading Buses to offer staff discounted bus travel.


bus+Reading Buses are offering discounted bus travel to University employees with effect from 1st April 2017. You can choose either an annual pass or a 90 day pass. The pass can be used on all routes within the relevant fare zone (SimplyReading or SimplyNetwork) and can be used in the evenings and at weekends, in addition to commuting to work. Under this scheme the payments will be taken as deductions from your net salary each month in equal instalments. The prices are:



90 day pass



Annual pass



Please note that the deadline for applications to have a bus pass ready for January is Wednesday 6th December. You will be notified when your bus pass is ready to collect and you will need to collect it before the Christmas closure.

To take advantage of this offer you will need to download the application form and submit it to HR Operations by the 15th of the month in order to have a bus pass valid from the 1st of the following month. Applications received after this date will be processed in the following month. 


To be eligible to join the scheme you must:

1. Be an employee of the University

2. Have a contract of employment that is long enough to cover the period of the bus pass

3. Have a guaranteed monthly salary and sufficient net pay to cover the monthly deduction of the bus pass. 


The Bus+ scheme is now closed to new applicants. However, staff already in possession of a Bus+ card as at 1st April 2017 are covered by protection arrangements under the current taxation rules until their card expires, or 31st March 2018, whichever comes first. You will continue to benefit from the tax and National Insurance savings during this time.


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