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Henley Town Bus Service

Henley Town Council has selected a new provider for the Henley Town Bus Service.

The new service will run for 3 days a week from Tuesday to Thursday between 9 am and 2pm and is projected to start in October 2020. This is dependent on the registration of the route and an update will be provided once a definite start date is known.

The move comes following the decision by the bus service operator, Reading Buses – who took over the routes 151, 152, and 153 in August 2018 – to withdraw from the contract to run the service. Whilst the service was successful, and passenger numbers were as predicted when Reading Buses took on the contract in August 2018, they have reviewed a number of routes and decided to stop the Henley service.
The coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of the service in April and the contract with Reading Buses has now ended.

The service is not profit-making and is supported through housing developer financial contributions and subsidy from Henley Town Council, which has been supporting the routes since Oxfordshire County Council removed all its bus subsidies as a cost-cutting measure in 2016.


For a link to information on the Arriva 800/850 service running via Henley between High Wycombe and Reading, click here

For a link to information on the Thames Travel X38 Oxford to Reading via Henley, click here