Good news has been announced for younger customers who use the 702 and 703 Green Line services.

Starting this week they will be able to use Boost - a new system introduced by Reading Buses offering reduced fares for 16 to 18-year-olds as well the traditional younger travellers. It will bring the Green Line fare into line with the rest of the network.

The services cover routes from London or Heathrow to Bracknell, via Slough, Windsor, Legoland and Ascot.

Reading Buses chief executive officer Robert Williams explained that when Reading Buses first took over Green Line 702 in December 2017 they retained the original prices of the previous operator to keep fares simple.

He said: “Now after a successful year and a half of operation, we are delighted to be able to announce that Boost is coming to Green Line 702 and 703 and those who are 18 and under can take advantage of cheaper fares on bus or online without the need for special ID.”

There are also discounts for college and university students of any age on production of a ‘Totum’ NUS card.

*Reading Buses has announced that the reciprocal agreement with First Berkshire will end. As a result, tickets issued by First Berkshire will no longer be accepted on Thames Valley or Green Line buses, except the Slough Borough Council contracted routes 4 and 6.

First Berkshire will no longer accept any tickets bought on Thames Valley nor Green Line 702/703.

Full details of Boost and all the ticket changes can be found on the Reading Buses website