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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2021, 07:45:43 pm »

The scheme now has planning permission -see- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-55664318
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2021, 06:31:03 pm »

Work on Reading West Station due to start next/this week.

My search for this link also produced this

Flasher at Reading West

(I may be mistaken, but when half-listening the TV news I've twice thought that the newsreader has referred to the improvements being at "Reading Railway Station" (and it wasn't "a Reading railway station").
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2021, 08:24:49 am »

Terrible as it may sound, at Reading West, a flasher is probably better than a jumper.
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2021, 03:38:36 pm »

I walked past the Reading West works this morning at 0845. Temporary traffic lights, a lane closure and a certain amount of chaos, with the drivers of a couple of vehicles emerging from Salisbury Road being confused and getting honked at. The northerly pavement under the bridge was closed and I dutifully crossed over to the southerly one and walked towards the town centre, only to encounter a "pavement closed" sign after 200 yards. I was heading for a basement key-cutters 50 yards further on, so kept on, as did other walkers.

Outside the shop a couple of guys were laying paving stones, with a barrier across the steps leading down to the key-cutters, which they moved for me.

As a cyclist I disliked Oxford Road between Norcot Roundabout and Chatham Street, nowadays as a motorist I still do, and I try to avoid walking along it because of cyclists and, recently, e-scooterists. In fact I had walked down Portman Road to avoid it. Returning with my new keys, I took to the side streets, emerging near Brock Barracks at 1000. To my amazement Oxford Road was empty of traffic; no doubt westerly-bound traffic was held at the Reading West works and perhaps easterly traffic was finding another route.

BTW (by the way) there was no admittance to the key-cutters', conversations taking place through a locked grilled door with a perspex screen attached to it. The young man explained that he'd only been single-jabbed.
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