Reading Borough Council has submitted a planning application to enhance facilities at the proposed Green Park railway station in south Reading with the addition of a building funded with £2.3 million from the Department for Transport’s New Stations Fund.
Deputy leader of the council, Councillor Tony Page said:
The new station will be an integral part of Reading’s sustainable transport infrastructure with more homes, businesses and leisure developments planned in the south of the borough. It will also be another option for football fans heading to Madejski on match days, again taking the pressure off our busy roads.
The addition of this station building at Green Park is yet another example of the Council successfully bidding for sources of external funding and working with partners to the benefit of the town.
The new station building comprises of a ticket hall, public conveniences, staff facilities and a retail outlet. It will be built east of the Reading to Basingstoke railway line, on the Reading Borough boundary with West Berkshire.
A station at Green Park was first approved in 2015, along with a bus interchange and car parking. The station is expected to open in summer 2020.