Infrastructure Upgrades #4: Reading Station improvement and rail electrification

On Sunday we travelled to Reading by train from Ascot. It was a weekend of engineering works. Trains stopped at Ascot, going towards London and a replacement bus service was in operation. It didn’t affect us as we were Reading bound.

The improvements at Reading station are mightily impressive, as hopefully my brief photo montage shows. There’s still work going on to improve Reading station, which you can see HERE. The Great Western mainline’s electrification is visible at Reading Station on the line from London – Paddington to Cardiff, while the power lines are not yet installed. The good news is that electrification means new trains. Completion is promised by 2019.

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