Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP)
As required by the Government’s National Bus Strategy the council is working closely with local bus operators on a plan to improve services. The council is also consulting with residents to understand from bus users what needs improving, and from non-users what prevents them from using buses. If you receive a telephone call from our bus survey team, please take a few minutes to share your views.
The BSIP will be published on this page by the end of October 2021.
Notice of intent to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes
We have begun work on the development of an Enhanced Partnership with key stakeholders.
The start of this is confirmed through this notice of intent to prepare:
- an Enhanced Partnership Plan
- accompanying Enhanced Partnership Schemes
This is required and set out in section 138F of the Transport Act 2000.
Real time information
Most local buses are fitted with special tracking technology as they are driven round their routes. This makes it possible to predict when a bus is likely to arrive at each stop and to plan journeys better.
To get this information, you can:
- download the free Courtney Buses app to your smart phone
- download the free Reading Buses app to your smart phone
- visit the White Bus website
Shelters managed by the council are inspected regularly. If you notice any damage or vandalism please use our bus enquiry form to let us know.
Some of the older looking, green coloured bus shelters are the responsibility of Bracknell Town Council. You can report issues to them online or by calling 01344 420079.
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.
Funding for supported bus services
The council has been successful in bidding for funding from central government for supported bus services. The award of £80,922 will be spread over 2 years. It will enable the council to continue supporting local services which provide access to key services for Bracknell residents.