Reading Green Park Station Upgrade

Design showing people outside the front of Reading Green Park station

Reading Green Park Station will be a new railway station on the Reading to Basingstoke line in south Reading.

Construction on the new £20 million Green Park Station began in Spring 2019 and is progressing well despite initial delays to the project caused by the pandemic. Green Park Station is expected to be open for public use by the end of 2022.

View the latest progress in this breathtaking aerial footage:

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Green Park Station

Reading Borough Council is leading on the construction, and a commissioning period involving the train operating company and Network Rail is due to commence shortly, which will be the final stage of the project prior to it receiving authorisation to enter into service.

To date, the council has delivered:

  • 2,150m of 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.

Over the coming weeks, work will continue on site to complete the final finishes to the station, including toilet facilities, accessible baby change, ticket vending machines and wayfinding signage.

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 will consist of two platforms with disabled access and a multi-modal interchange with a surface level car park, bus stops, taxi rank and cycle parking.

When complete, 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.