Go behind the scenes at 10th Reading Buses Open Day

Reading Buses will be celebrating 10 years of throwing open the gates of its depot to the public at its annual open day this Sunday, July 2.

The event, which raises money for charity, runs from 11am to 4pm at the depot in Great Knollys Street, and concludes with a cavalcade of buses through the town centre.

The day has a fun sports theme, celebrating Reading’s connections with football, rugby, the Olympics and more.

As usual, there will be the chance to look around buses and see behind the scenes at the depot, including the control room and workshop, as well as having fun playing games and enjoying a wide range of food.

Entry to the event is free, but there are small charges for the tours and other activities, with profits going to Reading Buses’ charity of the year, the Red Balloon Learner Centre.

Free shuttle buses between the depot and town centre start running at 10.30am, with the last departure from the depot at 4pm. Buses will run along Friar Street, Station Road and Blagrave Street, calling at Friar Street stop FJ, Station Road stop SC, Blagrave Street stop EO and then Friar Street stop FP in the town centre.

Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, will be there in her role as a borough councillor and director of Reading Buses.

Click here for details of all the attractions at the event.