ReadiBus Vehicles

'You see them everywhere'

ReadiBuses are extra-long-wheelbase Mercedes Sprinters with a passenger lift at the rear to enable door-to-door operation in narrow streets where there is double car-parking on either side of the street.

There are currently 23 ReadiBuses in service.

ReadiBuses are configured for interchangeable capacity including accommodating up to three people travelling in wheelchairs at a time.

The nature of the service means that ReadiBuses get into every nook and cranny of Reading, clocking up nearly 300,000 miles locally in 2018/19.

New buses are frequently sponsored or supported by legacy giving. Because the fleet is relatively small every new bus is an event. Old vehicles meanwhile often continue their lives in other parts of the world, providing transport in the developing world.

Readibus New 1988 Page Lawrence Bowlby

Current Chair Dr Sophie Bowlby joins Cllr Tony Page and Mayor of Reading Doris Lawrence in 1988 with a new arrival to the ReadiBus fleet.

Readibus New 1993 Sohpal

In 1993 Reading's Mayor, Cllr Rajinder Sophal did the honours at Reading Civic Centre

Readibus 25 Nash Page Gurney

In 2006 the ReadiBus silver jubliee bus remembered founder Bunty Nash with Cllr Tony Page and then Chair, Prof Robert Gurney.

Readibus New 2007 Lions

The Woodley and Earley Lions Club sponsored the latest ReadiBus in 2007.

Readibus 2012 Cllr Edwards 

Reading Mayor Cllr Deb Edwards reveals the new ReadiBus in 2011

Readibus 2013 Woolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation sponsored a new arrival in 2013

Readibus New 2013 Crowd

Bringing out a crowd for the launch in 2013