Slough Borough Council has struck a deal with Reading Buses over certain routes, which they say will increase service between the two towns.

The route 5 service will be commercially taken over by the bus company and as of Monday, October 29 a timetable change to the route will see a change in the number of buses connecting the two destinations.

An extra early morning journey will run from Slough Bus Station Monday to Friday and Reading Buses say the Saturday timetable will be tweaked to better reflect how the buses are currently running.

Marketing and Communications Manager for Reading Buses, Jake Osman said: “Since taking over the operation of route 5 we have been learning about traffic flows so our changes are designed to reflect current performance.

“None of the changes to Thames Valley route 5 affect our route 4 and 6 operations as these are still completely funded by Slough Borough Council.”

He said that following talks with the council and the agreement that Reading Buses will take the route 5 on commercially, there will continue to be partnership working with the council as well as some funding help to support the section past Moor Furlong in Cippenham.