Reading West platform

Media invite: New Reading West station building will open for customers on Tuesday 19 March

The new station building and ticket office were built in partnership with Reading Borough Council, the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Thames Valley Berkshire Enterprise Partnership. 

Where: Reading West Station

When: 1015, Tuesday 19 March

There will be an official opening by Mayor of Reading Cllr Tony Page on Tuesday 19 March at 1030.The station will then open for customers immediately after the event.

As well as short speeches, there will be an opportunity for tours, including a look behind the scenes. 

The transformation of the station in Oxford Road includes new ticket gates, new lighting and CCTV cameras to significantly improve safety and security of the local community and travelling public.

Reading Borough Council has worked with Network Rail and Great Western Railways to deliver the project.

The new station building on Oxford Road is the centrepiece of the Reading West station upgrade, containing an information counter, a customer toilet and retail space.

New ticket gates have also been installed at the Oxford Road and Tilehurst Road entrances to ensure that paying passengers only have access to the platforms.

A new bus interchange, improved cycle parking and pedestrian crossing have also been added as part of the scheme, along with improvements to the Tilehurst Road entrance.

Contact Information

James Davis

Media Relations Manager

Great Western Railway

0845 410 4444