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« on: February 11, 2008, 04:38:19 pm »

Reading to Basingstoke

Description of line

Via Bramley and Mortimer stations (the service also calls at Reading West.)

Two interesting facts about Mortimer station :

1) It was used as the model for a station sold by Tri-ang Railways trains.

2) The station appears briefly in the 1974 Doctor Who serial Planet of the Spiders.


Service offered

Roughly half - hourly Monday - Saturday , hourly Sunday.


Peak flows


Known issues

The Greater Western Outline Business Case Report (Jacobs Consultancy) recommended for further development two options to reduce the stopping train frequency to hourly , in order to release train paths for freight. However, these have not (as yet) been implemented.

Reading Green Park - The Department of Transport has approved plans for the station - to be built and paid for by Green Park owners Prudential Property Investment Managers Ltd (PruPIM) and backed by Reading Borough Council.

The station , on the Reading-Basingstoke line , should open by December 2008 with trains running every 30 minutes and special services on Reading Football Club match days.

As demand grows the frequency should increase to 15-20 minute intervals and the two platforms , unmanned ticket machines, car and bicycle parking, an overbridge and bus interchange should be ready inside 18 months.

In the longer term the station should link to a Mass Rapid Transit system reaching other parts of the area.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 09:17:51 pm by Phil » Logged
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