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Croft Gardens

Croft Gardens is located just North of Hyde End Road in Shinfield. It is part of the South of the M4 Strategic Development Location and is being built by Taylor Wimpey Homes and David Wilson Homes. This page contains key travel information that can be used by residents of Croft Gardens and the surrounding local area.

Journey Planner

Have you seen our Journey Planner - this is a useful tool when planning any journeys by foot, cycling or by public transport for up-to-date travel information.

Bus Travel

From Croft Gardens you can catch the No. 8 bus from either Albert Close, Marlow Place or Croft Road bus stops to reach Reading train station via the Shinfield Road and the Royal Berkshire Hospital.  From Croft Gardens you can also catch the No. 9 bus to reach Reading train station via the Royal Berkshire Hospital which goes via Basingstoke Road and Whitley Wood.

Buses depart Albert Close at 20 and 40 minutes past the hour (8) and 52 minutes past the hour (9).  Average journeys times to Reading are around 40 minutes.

The Leopard 3 travels onwards to Arborfield every 20 minutes and also hourly the bus travels to Wokingham via Finchampstead.  

The nearest Leopard 3 bus stop is located on Hollow Lane, approximately 20 minutes walk from Croft Gardens. Hollow Lane is served by the Leopard 3 with up to three buses an hour travelling to Reading and one bus an hour travelling to Wokingham.  

Bus Times

The Leopard 3, Leopard 8/9 timetables can be found on the Bus Timetables page or on the traveline southeast website.

'Spencers Wood, Albert Close' is located within the Croft Gardens development and can be used to catch the Leopard 8/9 to Reading.

'Shinfield Opp School Green' is the stop nearest to Croft Gardens to catch the Leopard 3.

Bus Fares

Bus fare information can be found on Reading Buses website.

If you are planning to travel further afield than Reading or Wokingham, please visit traveline southeast for journey planning information.

Train Travel

Reading station is located on Station Hill, Reading, RG1 1LZ and is served by the leopard 3 and leopard 8/9. Rail services from Reading station travel to a large number of destinations across the UK.

Approximate travel times to Reading station from Hollow Lane:

Bus (Reading Buses Leopard 3, 8/9

25 - 35 minutes

Cycle

30 minutes

Information on train destinations, times and fares can be found on the operator websites, South Western Trains and Great Western Railway.

Cycling

The nearest cycle shop to Croft Gardens is Rotec Cycles which is located on School Green (B3349). Rotec Cycles is approximately a 10 minute cycle or a 20-30 minute walk from Croft Gardens.