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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway upgrade projects
Railway Communications System
Access for All
Reducing track noise
Stations improvement programme
York Engineers' Triangle
High speed rail
Cardiff and Valleys
East West Rail
Heathrow rail link
East London route
Midland Main Line
Nuneaton north chord
Redditch branch line
Manchester to Preston electrification
Edinburgh Waverley station
Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace
Southampton to Nuneaton freight upgrade
South Wales resignalling
North West electrification
Birmingham New Street station
Gogar rail interchange
King's Cross station
North London line
Stafford - Crewe
Wessex Capacity Improvment Programme
Ely - Soham
Great Northern Great Eastern
Lincoln level crossings
Manchester Victoria station
North Lincolnshire resignalling
East Coast Main Line
Tinsley Chord Tram Train
West Coast Main Line
We're rebuilding the railway at Reading to provide for more trains, fewer delays and a better station
The network around Reading is one of the busiest in the country and the complicated track layout restricts the number of trains that can run. We’re changing the track layout to remove congestion in the area and improve your journeys.
The station now has new entrances and longer platforms and was officially opened by The Queen on 17 July 2014.
Information for people who may be affected by our work around Reading.
Map of the Reading area improvements.
Reading station from the north (artist's impression).
Reading station from the south (artist's impression).
Reading station exterior (artist's impression).
Reading station from the north east (artist's impression).
The first of five new platforms opened Christmas 2011.
Installing a new 1,000 tonne rail bridge for Caversham Road, New Year 2011.
The new Caversham Road bridge will carry track serving new platforms.
Replacing of one of the Cow Lane bridges Christmas 2011.
The new Cow Lane bridge being lifted before being moved into position at Christmas 2011.
The first passengers using the newly refurbished subway at Reading station, 1 March 2013.
Most of the improvements will be completed without any impact on passengers, however there will be times when journeys are affected.
Check with your train company for more information: