Bus information, routes and timetables
Fernbank Road closure
The southern end of Fernbank Road, near the junction with A329 London Road, will be closed from 9.30am on Monday 8 February to allow Thames Water to undertake emergency works. Until the work begins the timescale of the closure cannot be established, but Thames Water estimate it could take up to six weeks.
During the closure, bus services will be diverted as follows.
First Berkshire, Greenline 702 - buses will not be able to use Fernbank Road, New Road and Forest Road. The bus stops on these roads will not be served. Buses will divert via A329 London Road, A332 Windsor Road and A330 Winkfield Road. Temporary stops are located on the A330 Winkfield Road, approximately 150 yards south of the junction with Hatchet Lane/Forest Road.
Courtney Buses, 162 - buses will operate between Bracknell and Fernbank Road only. Buses will not serve Ascot High Street. The bus stops on A329 London Road and A329 High Street (Ascot) will not be served. Buses will continue to use New Road and Fernbank Road, turning at the southern end of Fernbank Road close to Wentworth Avenue, to retrace the route back to New Road.
White Bus Services, 23A - the morning journey will start 10 minutes earlier than timetabled. Please see White Bus Services website for further details.
White Bus Services, 24 series - all morning journeys will start 10 minutes earlier than timetabled. Buses will pick up along Fernbank Road up to Wentworth Avenue, then turn and retrace the route back to New Road. They will then divert via A330 Winkfield Road and A332 Windsor Road to Heatherwood Hospital. Buses will not use A329 London Road.
Passengers from Audley Way should use the bus stop near Wentworth Avenue, on Fernbank Road. Passengers who normally use the Gainsborough Drive bus stop on A329 London Road, should use either the bus stop near Wentworth Avenue on Fernbank Road, or the Heatherwood Hospital - east bus stop. Please see White Bus Services website for further details.
Routes and timetables
For route maps and timetables of the following Courtney Buses services please go to the Courtney Buses website - 53, 108, 150, 151/151A, 156, 157, 158, 162/162A, 171, 172, 192, 194, 299 and 598.
For a timetable for the 702 service go to the First website.
For timetables of the 4 and X4 service please go to the Reading Buses website.
For a timetable of the 94 service please go to the Stagecoach website.
Online journey planner
You can use the Traveline website to find more detailed bus timetable or route information. Where appropriate, the Traveline website also includes information about using other types of public transport for your journey.
'Real Time' information
Courtney buses are fitted with special technology so they can be tracked as they are driven round their routes. This makes it possible to predict when the bus is likely to arrive at each stop, and allows passengers to plan their journeys better.
To get this this information, you can:
- download the free Courtney Buses app to your smart phone - for more information visit the Courtney Buses website or
- visit the buses - search for live information web page
Real time information will be displayed in minutes, for example, ‘6 mins’. Where real time information is not available, timetable information will be displayed in the usual clock format – for example, ‘11:47’.
You may see a ‘QR’ code at your bus stop similar to the one below. Scan this code with your smart phone to be taken directly to a website showing real time information for that stop.
Combined rail and bus tickets - PlusBus
PlusBus is a discounted bus ticket for people making a combined rail and bus journey. It allows unlimited local bus travel around town at the start, the end, or on both ends of your train journey.
For more information, and a map showing the area you can use a Bracknell PlusBus ticket visit the PlusBus website.
Shelters managed by the borough council are inspected regularly. If you notice any damage or vandalism please contact us.
Some of the older looking, green coloured bus shelters are the responsibility of Bracknell Town Council. You can report issues to them by calling 01344 420079.