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East Reading MRT

The East Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme is a segregated fast track public transport, pedestrian and cycle route that will support enhanced accessibility and sustainable growth in Reading, Wokingham and the wider area. The MRT route is proposed to link the A3290 at Thames Valley Park, adjacent to the new Park & Ride facility, to Napier Road, Reading town centre and the railway station. The scheme is being promoted by Reading Borough Council (RBC), Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) and Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVB LEP).

This is a cross-boundary scheme which requires planning permission from both RBC and WBC. Planning applications were submitted to Reading and Wokingham Planning departments in Summer 2017, however WBC resolved to refuse planning permission at the planning committee held on 25th June 2018 due to concern over harm to the character and appearance of the area. Therefore a new planning application was submitted in October with enhancements to the appearance of the scheme to address this concern.

Frequently asked questions

pdf icon A list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding the scheme can be downloaded here. [98kb]

Exhibition boards

A public consultation was held in September seeking views on the additional options to help further reduce the impact of the scheme on the riverside setting, including a public exhibition on Wednesday 12th September at Wokingham Waterside Centre between 1pm and 7pm.

pdf icon Exhibition boards 1 - 5 [8Mb]

Business case documents

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Location Plan [86kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Full Business Case [2Mb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Full Business Case Appendix A [41kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Full Business Case Appendix B [51kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Full Business Case Appendix C [39kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Economic Assessment Report [1016kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Economic Assessment Report Appendix A [11kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Economic Assessment Report Appendix B [9kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Economic Assessment Report Appendix C [10kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Economic Assessment Report Appendix D [22kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Demand Modelling Report [1Mb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - VfM Statement [241kb]

pdf icon East Reading MRT - Option Appraisal Report [18Mb]

Reading Transport Model

More information on the Reading Transport Model which was used to develop the business case for the East Reading MRT scheme.

This information can be made available in other languages on request. If you have any queries please email transport@reading.gov.uk.

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