Reading Station plans still on says Network Rail

Mon 14 June 2010, 10:04 am

Network Rail has rubbished claims made on BBC Berkshire Radio that plans to redevelop Reading Station have been scrapped. (Sourced from Get Reading.)
Work is already under way on the scheme to improve the station as part of a multi-million pound development and rail bosses have said rumours the plans were being scrapped by the government were not accurate.

Russell Spink, Network Rail spokesman, said: "The upgrade of Reading's railway is funded as part of our current funding settlement, which runs until 2014, and this settlement is not under review. The project is already under way; our engineers are already working at Caversham and Vastern Road bridges and on Napier Road.

"We recognise that we're operating in a tough economic environment and we are looking carefully at all of our projects to make sure we work efficiently and deliver value for money. However to suggest that the entire Reading project is suspended is simply not correct."

A Department for Transport (DfT) statement said that all transport schemes were under review until they had been given the go-ahead by the new Government.

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