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Reading
Reading railway station aerial, August 2014.jpg
Aerial view of Reading station in August 2014
Location
Place Reading
Local authority Borough of Reading
Grid reference SU714738
Operations
Station code RDG
Managed by Network Rail
Platforms in use 15
Live arrivals/departures and station information from National Rail
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
30 March 1840 Opened
National Rail - UK railway stations
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Reading railway station (formerly Reading General) is a major rail junction and station in the English town of Reading. It is on the northern edge of the town centre, close to the main retail and commercial areas, and also the River Thames. Next to the railway station is a bus interchange, served by most of Reading's urban and rural bus services.

Reading was opened on 30 March 1840 by the Great Western Railway. It is a major junction point on the National Rail system, and as a consequence the railway station is a major transfer point as well as serving heavy local traffic. The station is sponsored by the bank ING Direct and the University of Reading. There are many local buses, regional buses and a coach to Heathrow Airport. South West Trains, First Great Western and CrossCountry Trains serve the station.

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