Post by Mike
Anyrat travelling around the Reading bus service area will have noticed we
have a fleet with many colour and animal themes for different routes; our
own area is supposedly served by ‘Little Oranges’ though in practice, many
of the buses are grey or red, white, bronze etc. The one that has me a
little foxed is the one and only painted to look a little like a Friesian
cow (there, not totally without a TA reference!) this particular bus is gas
driven and the only thing I can think of for relevancy is that perhaps it
is methane gas from a farmyard. Reading Bus’s idea of a joke maybe?
I am not a great fan of Reading but I do love their buses.
Reading Buses is owned by the council so profits do not go to overpaid
executives or shareholders.
It does try to relate to the community.
There are a number of 'special' buses including a local bus for Olympic
diver Chris Mears.
I just wish that they they would take over Thames Travel. In one day
they cancelled 84 journeys. Many commuters have complained that their
jobs are at risk for repeated lateness.
My only grumble is that they have two 'animal' routes (Lion and
Leopard). The Lion has two routes from Bracknell to Reading but by
halfway the 15 minutes departure frequency has disappeared. It has been
suggested that the terminus be renamed the Ark as the 'animals' go in
two by two.
I find it ironic that the colours red, white, and blue stand for freedom
until they are flashing behind you