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« on: February 22, 2013, 04:40:18 pm »

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Cheaper travel to Heathrow

We have teamed up with the operators of the RailAir link to Heathrow to make travel from any bus stop that we serve in Reading to Heathrow terminals both easier and cheaper ^ with an exciting and new ticket so you can use our buses and connect with RailAir coaches to take you all the way to Heathrow!

From Friday 1 March 2013, you will be able to buy a special through ticket on any of our buses in the simplyReading area and use this ticket on the coach from Central Reading to get to Heathrow!

The tickets give you an overall saving of up to 20% against the on-the-day fare of both services! This includes the already generous RailAir online price reduction.

You can now get a single, day return or period return ticket (return journey is valid for up to 3 months after purchase - outward journey must take place on day of purchase) from your home stop to take you all the way to Heathrow!

Simply ask the driver for an adult or child 'RailAir single', 'RailAir Day Return' or 'RailAir 3-Month Return'.


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 05:16:34 pm »

This ticket is described as 'exciting'. And what's with the exclamation marks?

A bit over the top for the advertising of a bus ticket.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 06:51:23 pm »

Two suggested answers:

1. We all get excited about rail tickets and bus tickets are demanding equality
2. Through tickets are an alien concept and all the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) folk are tuning in.

(Do we need SETI in the list of abbreviations?  Roll Eyes )
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 07:06:10 pm »

(Do we need SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in the list of abbreviations?  Roll Eyes )

Probably not, but it's now there.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 08:01:38 am »

(Do we need SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in the list of abbreviations?  Roll Eyes )

Probably not, but it's now there.  Wink

Oh yes you do (did)!   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 11:13:22 am »

I think this is a great idea and to be applauded - hopefully will encourage more people to us public transport instead of cloggin up the M4.

The easier we can make it for people to use PT the better!
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 11:00:51 am »

Great news - the more people who take the rail air coaches the better the business case for a reading to Heathrow rail service.
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 12:51:28 pm »

According to their website, Reading Buses are withdrawing this ticket from 5th October 2014 due to "low usage"
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 01:05:01 pm »

Is it coincidence that barely has James Freeman departed and the innovation is stifled.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2014, 03:19:21 pm »

For me, with a Bus Pass and a Senior Railcard, it made no economic sense.
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