SMaRT buses which ferry workers between Slough Trading Estate and the centre of Slough are up and running and members of the public are urged to get on board.
The green buses have been running since January using the A4 corridor owned by Slough Borough Council, which had previously been used as an access road for businesses.
It is the first stage of the borough wide project, the Slough Mass Rapid Transport Scheme, SMaRT, which is set to include a completely segregated transport system through to Heathrow Airport – this forms a major part of Labour’s transport vision for Slough which Cllr Carter launched at a cabinet meeting in February
Cllr Swindlehurst said:
“This is one recognisable vehicle that will take people up and down the A4 to where they want to go between Slough train and bus stations to O2 headquarters without the hindrance of queuing traffic.
“This is the start of the SMaRT route which will eventually extend through to Heathrow creating a convenient alternative public transport option to the airport.
“This has been a good example of a collaboration between the council and private enterprises.
“The buses are very well used by employees who work on Slough Trading Estate and it is available for everyone to use.”