A trio of bus service routes have now been saved, after the First Bus company announced its decision to ditch them in late January. 

Courtney Buses will now provide routes on the number 10 and 15/15A lines - while teaming up with Reading Buses to keep a full service on the number 2 line going.

The new route 2 service, running between Dedworth, Windsor and Slough, will begin on January 30.

Route 10 will begin on January 20, running between Dedworth and Heathrow Terminal 5, via Windsor, Datchet, Sunnymeads, Wraysbury and Poyle.

While route 15/15A will begin from January 20 as well, running between Maidenhead, Taplow, Dorney, Eton Wick, Eton and Slough.

Cllr Phill Bicknell, the Royal Borough's cabinet member for highways, said the council had secured the new routes after working closely with residents.

He said: "By looking at the needs of the communities served by the previous routes we have been able to change these routes to provide quicker, more direct services and create better connections between areas.”

Reading Buses' contribution to Route 2 will be provided by utilising the red bus and Green Line 702 that it took over from First last month.

The route will be extended to provide a link to Legoland during school holidays.

Reading Buses has already announced it will begin operations in Slough on route 5 to Cippenham, as well as route 4 evening journeys to Maidenhead and Sunday and public holiday journeys on route 6 to Wexham Park - all under a six month emergency contract with Slough starting January 30.