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1 Novotel

9 House of Fraiser

2 Ibis Hotel

10 Debenhams

3 Malmaison

11 Mix Cocktail Bar

4 Marks and Spencer

12 London Street Brasserie

5 Forbury’s Restaurant

13 Vue Cinema

6 The Forbury Hotel

14 Premier Inn

7 Carluccio’s

15 RISC Global Café

8 John Lewis

16 South Street Arts Centre



When the line fully opens in 2019, Crossrail will run to Reading. For the maximum benefit, you will be able to combine the First Great Western service to Paddington with the Crossrail service and achieve the following approximate journey times:

  • Reading to Paddington – 26 minutes
  • Reading to West End (Bond Street) – 30 minutes
  • Reading to City (Liverpool Street) – 36 minutes
  • Reading to Canary Wharf – 44 minutes

WRLtH (Western Rail Link to Heathrow)

A new rail link from Reading to Heathrow Airport is due to be open by 2018. Passengers using the new rail link will no longer have to travel to London Paddington to reach the airport or use the RailAir bus.

WRLtH from Reading promises:

  • 28 minute journey time
  • 4 direct trains per hour
  • 200,000 fewer car journeys
  • A boost to the local economy and up to 12,000 new jobs