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« Reply #135 on: August 04, 2020, 10:41:50 pm »

It should be open by next spring I’d have thought.  I wouldn’t expect there to be any great need for it at the moment, with conferences not happening, hardly anyone staying in the hotels, empty offices and a football ground not allowing spectators.
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« Reply #136 on: August 10, 2020, 05:58:15 pm »

Latest views of the station site today.




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« Reply #137 on: August 10, 2020, 06:46:33 pm »

Well, I can see why it's going to be delayed. They've done all the planting but those piles won't grow in this weather, and unless they water them they will just wither and die.
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« Reply #138 on: September 20, 2020, 01:15:55 pm »

First visit to the site for 6 months today. Some progress made - but the buddleia is growing faster...
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« Reply #139 on: September 20, 2020, 01:31:15 pm »

I had to cut a few bits back to get my photos!  Probably encouraged it to sprout more!
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« Reply #140 on: September 20, 2020, 06:13:15 pm »

Presumably those rebar panels will form an accurate height flat slab above each set of piles, and then some prefabricated standard platform sections will arrive and be craned into place?

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« Reply #141 on: September 20, 2020, 06:35:00 pm »

Presumably those rebar panels will form an accurate height flat slab above each set of piles, and then some prefabricated standard platform sections will arrive and be craned into place?

And probably quite quickly.
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« Reply #142 on: October 08, 2020, 07:00:19 am »

Had a look this week.

Piles on the Up side all appear to have concrete "plinths" (platform bases?) around them. The one nearest the bridge/Mortimer has two courses of blocks on it.

Not quite the same progress on the Down side. Still appears to be some earth moving going on at the Reading end, not sure whether that is related to the station or the adjacent building.
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« Reply #143 on: October 14, 2020, 06:31:04 pm »

Well, there's one thing Coronavirus does deliver - the instant excuse! - see - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-54526010.

So it's unlikely that we'll see much progress over the winter.
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« Reply #144 on: October 15, 2020, 06:46:44 am »

Will Tony Page still be lead for transport and planning when it opens? His seat is up for re-election next May.
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« Reply #145 on: October 15, 2020, 10:29:21 am »

I do hope so. He means well but a fair few projects aren?t really thought through enough. Closing Station hill to buses without no alternative terminus and waiting area for buses has done nothing but stifle public transport, especially north of the river.  The MRT plans leave a lot to be desired by avoiding populated areas and simply aiming transport at those who arrive by car rather than moving the population around the urban area.
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« Reply #146 on: October 15, 2020, 03:20:02 pm »

Will there be escalators at Green Park, as suggested here by the Get Reading news website?
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« Reply #147 on: October 15, 2020, 03:36:25 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?
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« Reply #148 on: October 15, 2020, 04:14:29 pm »

My tongue was in my cheek when I asked! It's the same news website that from time to time lists "Reading's most expensive Street" or "Reading's most sought-after road" and then cites Shiplake or Wargrave.
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« Reply #149 on: October 15, 2020, 04:55:35 pm »

The picture with the esculators is an artists impression of the Reading underground line 1 platforms when they open in 2050
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