Thames Valley Park Shuttle
A surprise during February was the reinstatement of the five Thames Valley Park Shuttle-liveried Scania Omnicitys from Monday 13th February. No. 3 is seen at Market Place on Tuesday 28th February.
The free shuttle service had been suffering from lack of capacity; in April 2011 two extra buses were added to the schedule at peak times, then from October five double-deck Omnicitys were allocated to the route (on the former schedule) and the single deckers put into reserve.
Thames Valley Park, who pay for the service, have now decided that their preferred option is to have the single-deckers operating in all-day service, supplemented at peak times by two of the double deckers.
UPDATE: Since 1st October 2012 the TVP Shuttle has been taken over by Stewarts of Mortimer, who have placed eight brand-new Mercedes Citaros in a gold livery into service. Some journeys now run to Winnersh Triangle Station to connect with the South West Trains services to and from London Waterloo. The Reading Transport Scania Omnicitys have been repainted red and transferred to Newbury for Vodafone contract services.