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Published on September 22nd, 2015 | by Luke Hardy

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Jukeboxes and libraries for revamped student buses

Reading Buses have revealed their new fleet of student buses featuring jukeboxes, lego tables and lending libraries.

The top decks of four buses on the 21a route – which runs from Reading Station and through the University of Reading’s Whiteknights Campus – have been kitted out in a bid to get more students and staff using the bus service.

Additions to the new Claret Spritzer fleet of buses include a mini library, USB charging port, a jukebox which users can connect to via bluetooth, a lego area, board games and adjusted seating for chatting and conversations.

No changes have been made to the lower deck and Reading Buses have insisted that despite the new additions that there has been no reduction in seating capacity.

Speaking to the BBC about the new fleet of buses, Martijn Gilbert – head of Reading Buses, said: “We hope that by pushing the boundaries of seating layouts and harnessing the latest technologies these rather different buses will create quite a buzz about bus travel in Reading.”

The Claret Spritzer fleet will be on the road from early October.

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