It’s all change for sports fans heading to the Madjeski Stadium by bus. The Football (F1) and Rugby (R1) shuttle buses will be leaving from a new stop at Reading Station starting from Saturday, November 1.
London Irish fans will be the first to experience the new pleasant and airy place to wait for their shuttle buses as they welcome Leicester Tigers in the LV Cup.
Reading FC fans won’t have to wait long for their turn as they entertain Rotherham in an evening game on Tuesday, November 4.
The new interchange is part of a £13.2m investment by Reading Borough Council which is aimed to help fans to their buses.
On match days, Reading Buses say fans will be able to access the new stop from a number of different ways.
If travelling into Reading by train, they should leave the Station via the south exit, turn right and walk down the hill. The buses will be visible right in front of fans.
Coming from town, fans can either head to the Station and turn left down Station Hill, or walk down Greyfriars Road which is just off Friar Street by Sainsbury’s.
Fans can also get to the new Southwest Interchange via Caversham Road by cutting down Stanshawe or Tudor Road.
Jake Osman, Reading Buses Marketing and Communications Manager, said: “The new Southwest Interchange will make it much easier and more pleasant for fans travelling to football and rugby matches at the Madejski Stadium.
“We shall always have plenty of helpers on hand at the new stop to help people get on the right bus and off to their match.”
For more details, log on to Reading Buses’ website.