|I'm Robert Williams, sadly not the famous
singer Robbie Williams, but the one with a passion for buses. I am located
in a town called Reading (pronounced Redding), which is situated in the
former County of Berkshire in South East England, and run this site - Bus
Zone - for the benefit of bus enthusiasts interested in bus operations in
the area. The site also has a UK-wide page to give a national overview and a
few other pages to look at other bus enthusiast issues.
This page looks at why I'm interested in Buses, a question I am frequently asked. Bus spotting is not just about memorising timetables.
This page aims to point out the differences between different types of bus to the untrained potential enthusiast. Every double deck bus does not look the same, but they are similar in having two decks, wheels, lights and a driver.
Details about the principal bus service provider in my home town, including over 150 photographs, and a fleet list. Reading Transport includes Reading Buses, Newbury Buses, Goldline Travel and Reading Transport Engineering. I also have details on former brands Reading Mainline and The London Line.
Details about other bus operators in the Reading area along with a few pictures.
Most enquiries about buses from my friends in Reading are about which route goes to where they want to go, so here are the answers. Details of Reading area bus routes.
Details about the main bus operators in the UK, along with a couple of pictures. This page includes First Group, Stagecoach, Arriva, Go-Ahead, and National Express to name but a few.
All of the photographs on this site are copyright Robert Williams unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of the photos on your site without getting in contact first, all that I usually request is that the photo be credited to me, and perhaps for a link to this site!
Finding a Bus Link
This sites are the best place to start when looking for bus information. The Bus Station is especially highly recommended with links to thousands of bus related sites across the UK and the world. It is THE place for bus links! For bus timetables and journey planning go straight to Transport Direct, another very useful site.
Bus, coach, tram, trolleybus and transit links worldwide. This site contains links to almost all UK Bus related websites, so if you are trying to find out about an operator try here first, they are almost certain to have the link you are looking for - if it exists!
The official site of Traveline, the national bus timetable and journey planning service. Impartial information on planning your journey by bus, coach, or train, or any combination of the three.
Bus service information for Great Britain with frequency and contact information, and links to Internet timetables where available.
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There are also more links across the rest of this site related to the topic of the page.