Funding puts station on track

by Natalie Vincent Wed 22 November 2017, 12:05 pm

Reading Council has secured 2.3 million in funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to build a railway station in south Reading.

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The proposed Reading Green Park Station will improve access to the south Reading area where large-scale developments are planned, including the expansion of Green Park Business Park, Green Park Village and the Royal Elm Park mixed-use development.

Councillor Tony Page, Reading's lead councillor for strategic environment, planning and transport, said: "I very much welcome the £2.3 million funding from the DfT which will help deliver this important new railway station in south Reading.

"Quick and easy rail access to south Reading will also help keep traffic off the roads which is an obvious benefit to everyone."

The new station is due to open on the Reading to Basingstoke line in March 2020 and will benefit from a half- hourly service north to Reading and south to Basingstoke through the day.

The station's two platforms will feature disabled access and a travel interchange with a ground-level car park, bus stops, taxi rank and cycle parking.

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