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The Kennections app is here for iOS and Android giving you a one-stop shop for information and ticketing. And if you have never used buses before, it gives you the peace of mind to never have to worry about where your bus is again!

always know where your bus is

The most popular feature on our app has to be the bus tracker. 
Find your service, select the route and then see all the buses for that service on a map of the route. Each bus is clickable to provide information about where they are on the route and what time they will get to your stop!
The information shows the 'scheduled' time (i.e. what we put in the timetables) and then the 'expected' time (i.e. what time the bus estimates it will actually get to your stop). 
You can also see all buses shown on the full live map, but we advise that you use this feature sparingly as it returns a lot of data!

live times from your favourite stops

As well as tracking your bus, you can also find your most used bus stops and 'favourite' them so they are easy to find. 
Each stop gives your live departure boards that tell you when the next buses are due. These count down in minutes which are worked out by where the bus is on the road and how long it estimates it will take to get to you. This means you can check before leaving the house or work - or can even have an extra drink at the pub knowing that you have time before your bus is due!

buy tickets on the go - or save them for later 

Our mTickets function on the app is also a big hit - it's so easy to buy and use tickets on the go or in advance!
You can save your card details so after your first purchase, it's a couple of clicks to buy your new ticket. Simply choose your ticket, download it to your phone (make sure you are sure you want to use it on that phone though as this cannot be reversed!) and then activate it when ready. Once you have activated it, it doesn't rely on using any mobile data/WiFi so you can always be sure your ticket is available!

Important - please ensure that your phone's time and date is set to the system time/date. If you have your phone set at a different time, the tickets may not activate or be able to be scanned and you may be asked by the driver to buy a new ticket.
Once you have downloaded a ticket to your phone you will not be able to use it on any other device. If you have an issue with the app, please contact us before uninstalling. If you uninstall and reinstall the app, your ticket will disappear as the reinstall will 'wipe' the activated ticket. 
Please note, if you run out of battery before you board the bus, you will have to buy another ticket before being allowed to board. Allowing your battery to run out when using an mTicket and asking to travel would be like asking the driver to let you travel if you left your pass at work!

The following tickets are available on the app:

simplyNewbury & Thatcham

These tickets cover travel within the simplyNewbury & Thatcham area on jet red and jet black buses only. If you use our other Kennections services you will need to buy your West Berkshire Connect tickets on bus. 
In all cases, 'boost' tickets are for customers aged 18 & under or 19 to 21 with valid ID.
  • adult and boost 1 day tickets - for unlimited travel on all our buses 
  • adult and boost 7 day tickets - for 7 consecutive days' unlimited travel on all our buses 
  • adult and boost 30 day tickets - for 30 consecutive days' unlimited travel on all our buses 

simplyNetwork

These tickets cover travel on our entire network (Kennections buses apart from jet red 101 and 102 are not included in our network.)
In all cases, 'boost' tickets are for customers aged 18 & under or 19 to 21 with valid ID.
  • adult and boost 1 day tickets - for unlimited travel on all our buses 
  • adult and boost 7 day tickets - for 7 consecutive days' unlimited travel on all our buses 
  • adult and boost 30 day tickets - for 30 consecutive days' unlimited travel on all our buses 

plan your journey

If you aren't sure how to get from A to B, our app can help! You can use our journey planner to find a stop, or a geographical area, to go from and to and it will tell you which buses you need to get and when. We are working on the journey planner constantly to ensure that it gives you the best results so keep checking for updates as we make this function even better!

service alerts

We have also incorporated our Kennections Twitter feed (@kennectionsbus) into the app so you can check whether there is any disruption to your route without having to have a twitter account! We will be looking at providing even more information on disruptions on the next version of the app.

download for free today

The app is absolutely free to download and is available in both the app and play stores now! Simply go to the store you use and search 'Kennections'!
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