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« Reply #150 on: October 15, 2020, 05:06:28 pm »

My tongue was in my cheek when I asked! It's the same news website that from time lists "Reading's most expensive Street" or "Reading's most sought-after road" and then cites Shiplake or Wargrave.
Then, depending on the type of news will write about Caversham like it?s a separate market town 10 miles away.
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« Reply #151 on: October 15, 2020, 05:36:57 pm »

Will there be escalators at Green Park, as suggested here by the Get Reading news website?
I doubt it. That is a stock photo of a london underground escalator from a news website that employs journalists who probably think that Reading is in London, or that the Green Park discussed is the one in London
Seriously, does nobody notice the green countryside between Reading and London anymore?

Why do you think it was chosen to illustrate "railway station", let alone "Reading Green Park railway station"? The caption suggests it was to illustrate "Covid-19". So you might ask what the aforesaid "journalists" imagine the construction labour force to be like ...
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« Reply #152 on: November 18, 2020, 01:41:07 pm »

According to BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) South Today today, the (best-case) finish date for construction of Green Park station is now late summer 2021.
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« Reply #153 on: December 01, 2020, 03:11:19 pm »

Just done a circuit by Reading Green Park. Have got to the stage where they have something looking like platforms, the Basingstoke end. Generous clearance when a container train went through. How do they compare in width with passenger stock? To chilly to wait for a passenger train.
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« Reply #154 on: December 01, 2020, 03:55:08 pm »

Just done a circuit by Reading Green Park. Have got to the stage where they have something looking like platforms, the Basingstoke end. Generous clearance when a container train went through. How do they compare in width with passenger stock? To chilly to wait for a passenger train.

Presumably each still needs its surface finished - overhanging copers plus asphalt - as well as a back fence and some canopy. I doubt there will be any solid back wall to the canopy to give shelter from the wind, though.
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« Reply #155 on: December 02, 2020, 09:15:50 pm »

I?d expect a couple of those fairly standard looking bus shelter things, rather than canopies?

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« Reply #156 on: December 02, 2020, 10:00:51 pm »

I?d expect a couple of those fairly standard looking bus shelter things, rather than canopies?

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Canopies is what was in the planning application - remember this is being built by Reading Borough Council, not Network Rail.
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« Reply #157 on: December 03, 2020, 12:04:08 pm »

I?d expect a couple of those fairly standard looking bus shelter things, rather than canopies?

Paul

Canopies is what was in the planning application - remember this is being built by Reading Borough Council, not Network Rail.
Oh right, not necessarily the usual stuff then.
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« Reply #158 on: February 06, 2021, 03:50:41 pm »

Sitrep. Just done one of my circuits. It is now possible to stand behind the yellow line at the Reading end of the down plaform.
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« Reply #159 on: February 21, 2021, 02:15:54 pm »

Hoping this works - a photo from Green Park this morning, taken when passing on lockdown-permitted business
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« Reply #160 on: February 21, 2021, 09:23:45 pm »

onder if it will be ready for the great unlocking in May?
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« Reply #161 on: February 21, 2021, 10:11:00 pm »

onder if it will be ready for the great unlocking in May?

I would think it unlikely looking at how advanced the work is.  It seems there are many hurdles to leap over even when construction is complete in order for a new station to be certified as ready for opening, so even if physically complete there's a good chance that will delay the opening. 
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« Reply #162 on: March 15, 2021, 07:23:11 am »

The yellow line now extends half the length of the down platform.
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« Reply #163 on: June 06, 2021, 02:32:26 pm »

When I drive from the A33 to the Burghfield Road I normally chose the road south of the M4 but last Sunday for the first time in two years or more I took the northern route past the station site. And today I walked a very muddy Cottage Lane from the canal that brought me out on the same road, close to the access for construction traffic.

Last Sunday I was startled by how close the industrial (or is it office) development had spread southward. And today I reflected that it could be quite a hike for some workers from the station - though I gather there has been talk of a cycle-hire scheme (and perhaps one for e-scooters???)

I understand that the final phase of the development includes a four-storey car park with 200 spaces. Presumably this will be within the Green Park site? Will there be access for vehicles from the northern route, making the station useful for park & riders?

The lakeside hotel to the south west of the station might also prove useful to station users.

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« Reply #164 on: June 24, 2021, 09:52:36 am »

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/politics/19394002.covid-brexit-cause-green-park-station-opening-delays/

Reading Chronicle reports that Green Park won't open till 2022. RBC(resolve) blames Brexit and Covid for the delay.
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