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Re: Madejski Stadium Expansion
Posted by: griff
Date: 20/02/2008 13:01
Just looked into the Grren Park station stuff as I'd not seen anything about it for a while. It has finally got the green light with West Berks giving it planning permission. The "first new station in the south of England in 50 years" will now be built - aiming for opening in December (this year, as EB says). It's also the first privately funded station (as it's being paid for by PruPim - the property arm of the Prudential) to be built in Britain (which gives you some hope that it might actually appear).

I was trying to see where it is actually aimed for - initially I thought it was supposed to be near J11 but it isn't. It's, fairly obviously, next to the existing Basingstoke line on the far side of the MadStad to B&Q - about a mile away by my reckoning which will put some off but will be a massive improvement from the walk from Reading main station. I'd post some links but you really have to dig into corporate b*ll*cks at the moment - perhaps there'll be a website once construction actually starts.

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