The Anonymous Widower

Reading Station Just Gets Better!

Reading station is one of the best in the UK and rivals any second level station in Europe.

It first impressed me, when it opened and I wrote Is It Architecture, Engineering Or Art?

I took these pictures when I went to the Reading Ipswich match.

These changes were noted.

  • The football buses are now parked by the station
  • The Reading flyover is clearly visible from the massive footbridge over the station.
  • The area in front of the station is now a plaza and not a building site.

The only problem I had was when returning after the match, It was difficult to find the first fast train to Paddington and I ended up on a stopping train to everywhere.

I did look around the station when I arrived, to see if there was any clue as to which will be the Crossrail platforms. The local services are currently served by Platforms 12 to 15 on the North side of the station. So it would probably be safe to assume that one island platform would be for Crossrail and the other is for services to places like Oxford, Newbury and Bedwyn.

It would appear that Rediung will not be served by Crossrail under December 2019.

September 11, 2015 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

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