Change to services

Due to driver shortages there are temporary changes to some Thames Valley Bus services.

For the latest updates, visit the Thames Valley Buses website

Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP)

As required by the government’s National Bus Strategy the council has been listening to residents and working closely with local bus operators to produce a plan to improve services. 

The BSIP can be downloaded below. The Council will now be working with operators to produce an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme to deliver the objectives set out in the BSIP, subject to Government funding.

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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.

Bus routes and operators

Bus services in Bracknell Forest are run by 4 main operators:

You can download and view a map of the main bus routes in Bracknell Forest.

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Bus shelters

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 scheme

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.