Reading is a useful transport hub for travel to many locations in the UK via train or coach.  Coach services operate from Reading Station (Railair) and Savacentre retail park on the A4 at Calcot. From Reading Station there are also links to Heathrow Airport.

The Berkshire road network is planned and maintained by the six Berkshire District Councils, the motorways by the Department for Transport.


Reading Buses  (  operate two routes serving the Purley area:




Purley stop(s)


River Estate – New Hill – Knowsley Road – Denefield – Overdown Road – to Central Reading via Oxford Road 4 per hour Chestnut Grove, Colyton Way shop, New Hill (by Hazel Road), Top of New Hill, Goodliffe Gardens, Warley Rise


Thames Travel  ( :

Proposed New 143 Timetable from 3rd July




Purley Stop(s)


Reading – Purley on Thames – Pangbourne – Upper Basildon 5 per day Purley Hall, Beech Road, Post Office, Top of New Hill. Knowsley Road, Theobald Drive, Roebuck Rise, Tilehurst Station



Purley on Thames lies between two local stations of Pangbourne and Tilehurst served by a half hourly service between Paddington and Oxford.  Connections at Reading for London Paddington and Waterloo as well as services to Newbury, Basingstoke, Gatwick, Birmingham and the north, Bristol and the west, Southampton and the south coast, Gloucester, Hereford and South Wales.  Reading is the second busiest station outside London (after Birmingham New Street) and is set for a huge expansion in 2015.

For more information:   –  for London and West Country destinations – general enquiries about routes, tickets and stations.

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