Reading Green Park station coming soon

Becoming the first new station in Reading in over 100 years, Reading Green Park Station is set to open on Saturday 27 May 2023.

Reading Green Park Station – the first station to open in Reading since Reading West in July 1906 and the first of three new Great Western Railway (GWR) stations opening this year along with Portway Park & Ride in Bristol and Marsh Barton in Exeter.

It will provide improved sustainable travel options for local residents and businesses in the Green Park area, as well as fans attending events at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, home of Reading Football Club.

The station, built by Reading Borough Council, Network Rail and 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 sits on the Reading to Basingstoke line, with half-hourly services running north to Reading and south to Basingstoke through the day.

The delivery of the station has been made possible by the Council leading alongside the rail industry to secure the approvals, funding and planning permission for the station, as well as managing the construction of the station.

Take a virtual tour of the new facilities here:

and view aerial footage of the entire site here:

and photos here:

Reading Green Park Station

In addition to Reading 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 this year and the recently completed Elizabeth Line now offering travellers to and from Reading modern trains and a seamless transition into central or east London without having to change to the tube at Paddington.

Visit the Reading Green Park project pages to find out more.

Last updated on 15/05/2023