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« Reply #165 on: June 24, 2021, 10:57:14 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.

"Lee wont be over to the UK (United Kingdom) to annoy you all till 2022 - He blames Brexit and Covid for the delay"
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« Reply #166 on: June 24, 2021, 12:00:59 pm »

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Impossible, as most Reading Borough Council tax payers will tell you!
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« Reply #167 on: June 25, 2021, 08:13:21 am »

More specific from Berkshire Live

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A long anticipated new train station in Reading has hit further delays.

The opening of the Green Park Station has been pushed back by up to six months, after the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit compounded leading to delays to the project.

Transport bosses in Reading had hoped the station would be open by the end of 2021, but have revised that date, despite construction work continuing throughout the pandemic.

The station, which is near the Madejski Stadium, is now expected to be open to passengers sometime between April to June 2022, a Network Rail spokesman said.

Before the pandemic, the station had been scheduled to open in late 2020 but last October, Reading Borough Council's transport chief said it would be delayed until late summer 2021 “at the earliest” due to the pandemic.

It seems to be sliding at the same speed that time's passing.  Always just a month or two short of a year away?
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« Reply #168 on: June 25, 2021, 10:06:11 am »

Another local news article

Posted only to query the photograph. Surely not Green Park? And no evidence of anything connected to railways.
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« Reply #169 on: June 25, 2021, 10:34:14 am »

Another local news article

Posted only to query the photograph. Surely not Green Park? And no evidence of anything connected to railways.

Those are the houses on the east side of the "lake", so the picture is taken from close to the railway. The foreground might be the "transport hub" area in front of the station, or more likely the road leading into it.
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« Reply #170 on: June 25, 2021, 11:18:11 am »

This link to the developer's website should help identify the viewpoint-

https://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/developments/berkshire/reading/green-park-village;

So the race is still on - Green Park station opening, class 769s in regular service or Crossrail finished?
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« Reply #171 on: June 25, 2021, 11:44:02 am »

My apologies to Berkshire Live!  I hadn't realised that houses like that had been built so far south on the site.
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« Reply #172 on: June 25, 2021, 03:24:41 pm »

Have just been down to Green Park station for the first time in a couple of months.

The yellow line now extends the full-length of the down platform, and the Reading-end third of the up platform. Steel work has been erected for what I take to be the station building on the down side, and for the stairs/lift on both sides. Some people working, but hardly the hive of activity of the developer's site.

The excavator in the newspaper photo was working on the station site when I was there.
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« Reply #173 on: July 25, 2021, 09:26:16 am »

Went down to Reading Green Park station yesterday.

The Up platform now has the yellow line along two thirds of the platform, but no other obvious differences from the previous report.

The Down platform appears to have completed the main steel work for the station building. Also looks as though the steel work is complete on the stairs/lift structure. Because of the angle of view from the road bridge it looks as though the Up platform stairs/lift structure will be close to the overhead grid lines, all an optical illusion I am sure.

On a slightly different but related topic. NCN23 (Reading to Basingstoke) has been restored to its original route from what is now Longwater Avenue along what used to be Smallmead Road to Kirtons Farm Road just before the slope up to the bridge over the railway. Nicely done, tarmac surface some temporary barriers on the south side along a drainage ditch, presumably some landscaping and tidying up to be done. Will be a convenient route to the completed station. Failed to check if the temporary route through Green Park maintenance site is still open.
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« Reply #174 on: August 03, 2021, 12:51:55 pm »

Went down to Reading Green Park station yesterday.

The Up platform has the yellow line completed. It also looks as though the steel work is complete on the stairs/lift structure on the Up platform, together with the stairs. The bridge link is in place, so they presumably had a possession at some stage. The Down platform stairs were horizontal waiting to be installed.
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« Reply #175 on: October 11, 2021, 07:04:10 am »

More progress, slowly.

Fencing at the back of the platforms complete, platform lighting standards installed, blockwork (as in building blocks) started on station building. Not sure what the purpose of the path that has been created behind the platform fencing on the Up platform is for.

The big question: three holes have recently been cut and filled in the pavement of the road overbridge to the south of the station. Any ideas as to what for, as I can't see underneath. Future-proofing for OLE (Overhead Line Equipment, more often "OHLE")?
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« Reply #176 on: October 11, 2021, 09:34:36 am »

Trains are shown on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) as stopping, but "Service stop unadvertised". That doesn't change on 13 December.
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« Reply #177 on: October 11, 2021, 09:45:33 am »

Not sure about the 3 filled holes but it could be related to the upcoming 16 week road closure detailed below.

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« Reply #178 on: October 11, 2021, 09:49:45 am »

More progress, slowly.

Fencing at the back of the platforms complete, platform lighting standards installed, blockwork (as in building blocks) started on station building. Not sure what the purpose of the path that has been created behind the platform fencing on the Up platform is for.

I suspect it is to keep us guessing long enough as to what it is for that another 6 months will have flown by in RGPs plucky attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest time taken to open a railway station.

Although quite how they expect to beat Porkway Partway's glorious ongoing endeavours is beyond me, and that's before North Filton Platform@Brabazon Sponsored by Viking River Cruises enters the fray.
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« Reply #179 on: October 12, 2021, 07:10:08 am »

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Carriageway and construction of new footway

One.network suggests the closure is 25 Oct 2021 - 11 Feb 2022 from Wokingham BC with road closure and diversion. Despite having a No Entry symbol “No delays are likely” from West Berkshire Council. Nice to know that our local councils are fulfilling their duty of cooperation!

Thanks bradbrka, would be grateful for source and any more detail

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