Reading railway station

Reading railway station is a major transport hub in Reading, Berkshire, England. It is on the northern edge of the town centre, near the main retail and commercial areas and the River Thames, 36 miles (58 km) from London Paddington.

Aerial view of Reading station in August 2014
Location of Reading in Berkshire
Local authorityBorough of Reading
Grid referenceSU714738
Managed byNetwork Rail
Station codeRDG
DfT categoryB
Number of platforms15
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16 16.756 million[1]
2016–17 17.122 million[1]
2017–18 16.980 million[1]
2018–19 17.081 million[1]
2019–20 16.753 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
30 March 1840Opened
Listed status
Listed featureMain Building of Reading General Station
Listing gradeII
Entry number1321892[2]
Added to list21 January 1976 (1976-01-21)
Other information
External links
WGS8451.4590°N 0.9722°W / 51.4590; -0.9722
 London transport portal

Reading is the ninth-busiest station in the UK outside London,[3] and the second busiest interchange station outside London, with over 3.8 million passengers changing trains at the station annually.[4]

The station is managed by Network Rail and is served by four train operating companies: Great Western Railway, CrossCountry, TfL Rail and South Western Railway.[5]