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Welcome to Bus Zone, an enthusiast site about bus operations in the Thames Valley, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and specifically Reading.


Details about the latest additions and alterations to the site. This is the best way to find out about all of the latest happenings, or you can browse through the archive which dates back to January 2002.


Reviews of recent events from the Bus Zone area. There is also an archive.

RG Bus Forum

A place to record your bus sightings from the Reading area - News, Sightings, Unusual Workings, Events, Requests and Messages!

Reading Area Quick Links: Reading Buses, Vehicle Types.

This section includes extensive details about the principal operator in the Reading area, Reading Transport who own Reading Buses, Kennections (formerly Newbury Buses), Thames Valley (including Greenline 702/3) and the former Goldline Travel and Reading Mainline brands. Also included are details about the other bus operators that come into the areas that Reading Transport operate in, a guide to all Reading area bus routes, and all vehicle types operated by Reading Transport since the 1990s.

Oxfordshire Quick Links: Thames Travel.

This section includes photo galleries for the principal operators in the city from 2001 - The Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, and other pages with a few details about some of the smaller operators in the area at that time. Full details about the major operators in the Oxford area can be found on the Oxford & Chilterns Bus Page which provides regular news updates through it's weekly news page.

Warwickshire (& the Midlands) Quick Links: Stagecoach in Warwickshire, Travel Coventry, Johnsons.

This section contains details about the principal operator in most parts of Warwickshire, Stagecoach in Warwickshire and also the principal operator in Coventry, Travel Coventry. Also included are some of the other operators in the Coventry area which compete and worked alongside these companies in the 2000-2010 period.


A brief introduction to the largest bus operators in the UK - First, Stagecoach and Arriva and also to some of the smaller groups.

Rob's Bus Zone

A little bit about your webmaster, some links to websites that don't really fit into the main sections of this site, and some hints on searching for other bus related websites.

Why Buses?

Here your webmaster attempts to explain his interest in buses, it is a frequently asked question.

What's the Difference?

Leading on from the last section, people often say "One bus just looks like another to me." This page aims to show you some of the differences between a few of the different types of bus.

Bus Zone is regularly updated, details about the most recent additions can be found on the Updates page.

Site Created: 04-10-98

*All of the photos on this site are copyright Robert Williams unless otherwise stated. All logos are from company material and websites, and as such are copyright their respective companies. Please do not use any of the photographs on your site without getting in contact first, all that is usually requested is appropriate credit for taking it, and perhaps a link to Bus Zone. The occasional picture has been taken from a different source, if something is your work and you would like changes made, please do get in contact. *Please feel free to contact the webmaster with any questions about this site. *If you run a website on a related subject, links are happily considered. Equally, if you find any dead or broken links, again please get in contact. *This site was created using Microsoft Front Page and background images from Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word have also been used. *If you have any problems viewing my pages I recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or above.