Green Park Station to open by the end of this year

We've made significant progress towards the opening of Reading Green Park Station, with the physical construction of the station nearing completion and the commissioning process due to start in July.

Reading Borough Council, in partnership with Network Rail and Great Western Railway (GWR), has delivered Reading’s first new station since 1906, including:

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

Green Park Station will sit on the Reading to Basingstoke line and will be served by a half-hourly service north to Reading and south to Basingstoke through the day. It consists of two platforms with disabled access and a multi-modal interchange with a surface-level car park, bus stops, taxi rank and cycle parking. With the building work, which Reading Council is leading on, nearing completion, there is a detailed commissioning and safety validation process to be carried out before the station can welcome its first trains and serve passengers. The new station is expected to be open by the end of the year.

When open, 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.

Find out more about the project.