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More railway station plans shown

Reading railway station
Residents will see plans for Reading railway station's southern entrance

More exhibitions on a multi-million pound plan to transform Reading railway station are to go on display.

The borough council proposals include upgrading the southern entrance and outside travel interchange concourse, including bus, taxi and drop-off areas.

Network Rail's £500m revamp includes five new platforms and a train depot.

The plans are on view on 21 and 28 October at Reading station forecourt and Broad Street respectively and on 3 November at the civic centre.

Urged to attend

It is hoped the project will allow more trains to run through Reading, reduce delays on the western route and ease overcrowding at the station.

The local authority's proposals will show how roads around the station will be reconfigured to allow for a pedestrianised area.

Bus, taxi and cycle facilities, along with vehicle drop-off points, will also be reorganised.

The last exhibition was based at Station Hill from 20 July until 21 August.

Tony Page, lead councillor for transport, said: "I would urge the public to attend the exhibitions and find out more about the proposals to improve Reading's central area."

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