|Type:||National Rail (Great Western
Main Line and others)
The station was renamed Reading General in 1949 to distinguish it from Reading Southern however the name reverted back to Reading when the other station closed and was merged into Reading General in the early 1970s.
The station has had a number of redevelopments over the year, the latest being finished in 2014 which added 5 new platforms, new footbridges and access routes and some track layout modifications including flyovers to try and alleviate the bottleneck the station had become in the 2000s.
Over 16 million people use Reading per annum on services operated by Great Western Railway, Cross Country and South West Trains. Reading will also become the Western terminus of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line.
|GWR 166 218 on a service to Gatwick Airport|
|Reading has both OHLE and third rail electrified lines going to it|
|A Cross Country service in the distance|
|SWT 450 083 on a service to London Waterloo|