Breathtaking aerial footage shows entirety of new Reading Green Park Station

The latest breath-taking drone footage of Reading Green Park Station, captured this weekend, shows the new station facilities in their entirety from above.

Reading Green Park Station – the first station to open in Reading since Reading West in July 1906 - is scheduled to open in early 2023, once the necessary government commissioning process is complete.

The station, being delivered by Reading Borough Council, Network Rail and Great Western Railway (GWR), features:

  • Two 150m platforms;
  • A new fully accessible station building;
  • A fully accessible overbridge, providing access to both platforms, via stairs and lifts;
  • A bus interchange, taxi rank and cycle parking facilities;
  • Two car parks, including 12 blue badge spaces and drop-off parking and long-stay parking for commuters.

The station will sit on the Reading to Basingstoke line, providing a half-hourly service north to Reading and south to Basingstoke through the day.

Reading Green Park Station

When open in the new year, the new station will help to alleviate queues on the busy A33 by offering an alternative, sustainable mode of travel. It will significantly improve accessibility to the south Reading area where large-scale development is taking place, including the expansion of Green Park Business Park and Green Park Village. The new station will provide another sustainable way for Reading FC fans to travel to home matches.

A detailed commissioning and safety validation process has now commenced and must be completed and approved by the Office of Rail and Road before the station can welcome its first trains and serve passengers.

The next key milestone of this major project will come in January 2023, when the Application to Enter into Service is submitted to the Office of Road and Rail (ORR).

In addition to Green Park Station, Reading’s public transport offer continues to go from strength to strength, with work on the transformation of Reading West Station continuing at pace and also due to complete next year and the recently completed Elizabeth Line now offering travellers to and from Reading modern trains, faster commutes and a seamless transition into central or east London without having to change to the tube at Paddington.

Reading Council has also submitted a £20m transport bid for Government ‘Levelling Up’ funding to breathe new life into Reading’s transport network. The transport bid proposes investment in sustainable transport infrastructure, particularly for walking, cycling and public transport, focusing on South and West Reading. This funding would complement the £26m Bus Services Improvement Plan investment that has also recently been secured.

A report going to the Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on 16 November, provides an update on all major projects in Reading, including Reading Green Park Station.

More information on Green Park project.

Last updated on 09/11/2022