Detour & Service Alerts 2

City of Reading’s 275th Anniversary Parade – Sunday, October 1, 2023

Due to the City of Reading’s 275th Anniversary Parade Penn Street from 11th Street to 2nd Street will be CLOSED.  And from Perkiomen Avenue from Franklin to Washington. The Parade Route is 11th & Penn…

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Route 7/Pennside – Exeter Street Detour – starts Friday, June 2, 2023

Due to bridge repair on Exeter Street, the Route 7/Pennside bus route will need to detour beginning Friday, June 2, 2023. The inbound detour is: Butter Lane to right on Heidelberg Avenue to straight on…

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Transit Center

BARTA Transportation Center (BTC)

Located at 8th and Cherry Street, in Downtown Reading, the BARTA Transportation Center (BTC) opened for bus service on Monday, March 4, 2002. The BTC provides a safe, comfortable, and climate-controlled area for our customers to wait for the bus. The BTC makes transferring from one bus to another much easier with all of the bus routes in one place. The arriving and departing buses are announced over the public address system and displayed on the transit information system located in the passenger waiting area and outside in the passenger loading areas.

Below is a diagram of the bus routes and bus stop locations inside the BTC:

Stop 1
Route 5/Albright College
Route 15/Berkshire Mall

Stop 2
Route 12/Lincoln Park via Reading Hospital
Route 16/Broadcasting Square

Stop 3
Route 3/Temple via Kutztown Road
Route 4/10th & 11th Streets

Stop 4
Route 1/Temple via 5th Street
Route 9/Grill via Kenhorst

Stop 5
Route 7/Pennside
Route 8/Reiffton/Shelbourne Square

Stop 6
Route 10/Brookline
Route 19/Cotton Street

Stop 7
Route 11/Mohnton
Route 18/Schuylkill Avenue

Stop 8
Route 2/Fairgrounds Square Market
Route 19/Riverside
Route 20/Rt. 61/Hamburg
Route 22/Lyon Station/ East Penn Deka

Stop 9
Route 14/Wernersville/Sinking Spring/Womelsdorf
Route 17/Glenside

Stop 10
Reserved for Amtrak Bus Service to Philadelphia.  Visit Amtrak website for more information.

*Verify stop prior to boarding

BARTA Transportation Center (BTC)

701 Franklin Street (8th & Cherry Streets)
Reading, PA 19604
Monday through Saturday 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
Sunday 9:30. a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Customer Service Sales Window
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Temporarily Closed on Sundays