Views wanted on Reading railway station plans

Thu 18 March 2010, 10:16 am

A public meeting is to be held over a multi-million pound plan to transform Reading railway station. (Sourced from BBC News.)
The borough council proposes an upgrade of the southern entrance and outside travel interchange concourse, including bus, taxi and drop-off areas.

It comes as Network Rail plans a £500m revamp of rail lines into the town, including five new platforms and a train depot.

Residents and businesses are being urged to attend and give their views.

The council says the Network Rail upgrade will significantly increase passenger numbers and should allow more trains to run through Reading, reduce delays on the western route and ease overcrowding at the station. 

Another planned regeneration project at nearby Station Hill, including skyscrapers housing offices, restaurants and flats, would also increase numbers.

During the meeting, council planners will outline their plans, followed by a question and answer session.

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