We were given full access to Reading Buses’ fascinating operation. This DVD takes you inside the depot in Great Knollys Street, we take a ride on the famous route 17, feature all the routes from the roadside and visit the newest part of the operation in Newbury.
Inside the depot: We feature the engineering department with maintenance work being undertaken on various members of the fleet; the fuelling & washing bays during the ‘run-in’; the hydrogen gas plant and the control room.
Roadside: Each of Reading Buses’ routes are colour coded. All the variants are featured at work in and around Reading, including the World’s fastest bus. We also show the interiors of the latest Streetdecks and the incredible student Spritzer buses.
Route 17: A ‘cab-ride’ on the legendary route 17 from Tilehurst to the Three Tuns, with plenty of additional roadside shots.
Test Buses: Footage of a new Routemaster, an Enviro400H City and the Ensign/Vantage ‘Diesel to Hybrid’ bus being evaluated on route 17.
Newbury: A visit to the garage and a look at the Kennections and Vodafone services.
This programme gives a fascinating overview of one of the Britain’s most progressive and innovative bus operators.
Features: Motion-menus, chapter points and our ‘commentary off’ option.
Introduced and Narrated by Martijn Gilbert. (CEO Reading Buses)
Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 90 Minutes
Released - December 2016