Park and ride opens for access to Reading from the South

A new park and ride site providing nearly 600 parking spaces is to open south of Reading on Monday (August 17).

The Mereoak Park & Ride will benefit the many thousands of people who travel into Reading from the south every day.

The site, just to the south of M4 Junction 11, will offer a regular Greenwave bus service to and from central Reading and will include 573 car parking spaces and improved pedestrian and cycle paths alongside the car park, plus cycle and motorbike parking.

Clean green CNG powered Greenwave buses, operated by Reading Buses, will run an average five times an hour from the site in Mereoak Lane, Grazeley, Monday to Saturday.

Some journeys will travel direct to the town centre while others will stop at Reading International Business Park, Madejski Stadium or Kennet Island. There will be a 50p per day parking charge on top of the bus fare.

Football and rugby fans can also take advantage of match day shuttle buses running from the site to Madejski Stadium.

Mereoak Park & Ride is situated in Wokingham Borough but the scheme was funded through Reading Borough Council's successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid to the Department for Transport, in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council.

A second new park and ride site is due to open in Winnersh in October.

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