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Reading station gets £9.6M for road improvements

The Department for Transport will invest £9.6M to improve access to Reading station, local transport minister Norman Baker announced today.

The scheme comprises road improvements including more direct access to new station entrances, step free pedestrian access to the station, new walking and cycling routes, increased cycle parking and a new junction.

The funding comes in addition to a £850M rebuilding programme for the station allowing significant improvements to train services, including electrification of the line between London, Bristol, Oxford and Newbury.

Reading Council will now set about awarding a contract for the work, which is due to be completed by April 2014.

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