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Public view station revamp plan

Reading railway station
The 400m scheme will increase the number of trains at the station

The first of a series of exhibitions displaying the 400m plans for the redevelopment of Reading railway station are to get under way.

Network Rail will unveil its proposals to improve the station at seven special exhibitions from 10 September.

The government-backed scheme is aimed at increasing the number of trains and making passengers' journeys faster, the borough council said.

The series will begin at Waterhouse Chamber in Reading Town Hall.

The six daily sessions will end on 15 September.

A spokeswoman for Network Rail said: "From Paddington to Bristol; Cornwall and Wales; from the south coast to Birmingham; the north and Scotland - all these lines cross each other at Reading.

"The area has therefore become a bottleneck and is beginning to cause delays and prevent extra trains to run."

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