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Council gets £3 million to complete Green Park railway station

Proposed Green Park railway station building

Proposed Green Park railway station building. Image (c) Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has secured £2.4 million from the central government’s new stations fund and £550,000 from Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s local growth fund for completing Green Park railway station. This new station on the Basingstoke line in the south of Reading is now budgeted to cost just over £20 million and is scheduled to open in winter 2020.

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Walking stages 3 and 4 of the IDR

The ski jump at the end of the IDR in 1984. The Hook and Tackle is the on the left, painted white.

Having carved its way from Caversham Road to the foot of Southampton Street, in the 1970s Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) stopped abruptly at the ‘ski jump’ where the Oracle roundabout now is. During this hiatus, Reading consulted and debated about whether and how to continue.

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Planning application 171305 : Green Park railway station

Land west of
Longwater Avenue
Reading
RG2 6GP

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Green Park Railway Station Planning application 171262 : Land west of Longwater Avenue

Land west of
Longwater Avenue
Reading

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Planning application 171064 : Land west of Longwater Avenue

Land west of Longwater Avenue
Reading
RG2 6GP

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Twinned with Whitley Pump – Windsor and Eton Riverside Station

Pump opposite Windsor & Eton Station

Pump opposite Windsor & Eton Riverside railway station

This restored pump on Datchet Road opposite Windsor & Eton Riverside railway station was sent in to the Whitley Pump by Bella Sunny.

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Explore industrial archaeology on the Coley branch line

Coley branch line bridge

The Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group (BIAG) are organising a walk along the Coley branch line on Saturday 15 October.

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Then and now. The Central Goods Yard

IDR north of Berkeley Avenue Bridge

The Central Goods Yard north of the Berkeley Road bridge, features in Reading Museum’s latest exhibition On Track.

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Planning application 160525 : The Three Guineas Reading Railway Station Public House Station Approach Reading RG1 1LY

The Three Guineas
Reading Railway Station Public House
Station Approach
Reading
RG1 1LY

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Will the Paddington Pole be visible from Katesgrove Hill?

A planning application has been submitted to build a 72-floor building towering over Paddington Station. The top of the tower development will be 281 metres higher than the Paddington Concourse, but not quite as tall as the Shard.

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