Location type


Name and dates


Station code: RDG National Rail
Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the Great Western Railway.

Chronology Dates

01/11/1848Basingstoke Branch (Great Western Railway)
Reading, Southcot Junction, to Basingstoke opened. Stations on section at: Mortimer, Bramley and Basingstoke.
14/11/2014Great Western Railway
Electrification begins near Reading.

News items

25/05/2023Reading's new Green Park Station welcomes first passengers [BBC News]
15/03/2023Elizabeth Line trains wont travel direct from east to west in final timetable [Metro]
10/11/2022Breath-taking aerial footage shows entirety of new Reading Green Park Station [Network Rail]
23/08/2022Next phase of London's Elizabeth Line to launch in November [Railway Gazette]
03/08/2022Scotland freight performance good, rest of report card below par []
23/07/2022Restaurant review: Dunkeld station burger shack could be a rail success with less bluster [The Courier]
22/02/2022Favourite books to read on train journeys revealed for World Book Day [Scotsman]
10/08/2021When will the Crossrail open and what will the Elizabeth Line look like? [Metro]
02/01/2019Great Western Railway electrified line goes live [BBC News]
21/02/2018First Elizabeth line trains run from Paddington for testing ahead of Crossrail launch [Evening Standard]


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