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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.


Reading Buses are offering discounted bus travel to University employees. 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:

   SimplyReading  SimplyNetwork
 90 day pass  £99  £147
 Annual pass  £368  £560

To take advantage of this offer you will need to download the application form and e-mail it to 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. Hard copy forms submitted by post cannot be accepted during this period of remote working. However, the e-mail account will continue to be monitored.


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.

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