Open 27th May 2023
This new station on the line will open soon. It is a joint venture between Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council, Network Rail and train operator GWR. Funding for the station has come from a combination of the Local Growth Fund, Developer Funds and the Department of Transport’s New Stations Fund 2. It had been planned to open a station on this site many years ago, but for various reasons this was delayed until building work started in 2019. It will serve the nearby Green Park Business Park, Green Park Village and the Royal Elm Park mixed development. Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium is also nearby.
Berkshire’s dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically recaptured at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading.
2 minutes walk from the station, this popular public park is an oasis of peace and tranquillity
This museum near the station houses wonderful historic and artistic objects both local and global. Highlights
Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading Part of the University’s School of Biological Sciences
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, established in 1922 by Percy Ure, is part of the University’s Department of Classics.
This large indoor shopping and leisure mall on the banks of the River Kennet, 9 min walk through town from the station.
The 87-mile long canal and navigation starts at Reading at the junction with the River Thames near Blakes Lock and runs through the centre of the town
Abbey Quarter encompassed Forbury Gardens and Reading Museum, but its focus is Reading Abbey.
Anything but dusty, this museum has fabulous displays of rural bygones. There are photographs, films, objects and artefacts.
This small museum gives an insight into the history of the Kennet and Avon canal and River Thames in the town.
Approximately 7 minutes from Reading station is Reading Bridge and the footpath alongside the River Thames.
Home to Reading Football Club, it is just over 1 mile from the new Reading Green Park station (not open yet).