Reading Transportation

  • OY Bikes at Reading Station
    OY Bikes at Reading Station
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  • Reading Station Frontage
    Reading Station Frontage
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  • Parking at Chatham Place
    Parking at Chatham Place
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    by bobthetaxidriver Written Jul 20, 2012

    Hi i'm a taxi driver in Reading and get many customers who come from other places to visit Reading. The best thing to do is either get a train like mentioned otherwise book a taxi in a reasonable price, like ourselves and then go site seeing to the most popular locations around the area.

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    Parking at Chatham Place

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Parking at Chatham Place
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    Park your car in this brand new nine storey car park and enjoy the views you have from top floor.

    Address: Chatham Street, Reading, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 7JF

    Max. vehicle height: 2m
    Parking spaces: 590
    Available in this location: Spaces for disabled people, for motorbikes, elevator with glazed doors
    Awards: Park Mark, ESPA

    Tariffs: 1 hour £1.00, 2 hours £2.00, 3 hours £3.00, 4 Hours £5.00, 6 Hours £7.00, 8 Hours £9.00, 12 Hours £11.00
    Max. day tariff: 24 hours £12.00

    Entrance Hours: 24x7
    Exit Hours: 7x24

    Payment options: Cash, Maestro, Visa, MasterCard

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    Reading's multi coloured buses

    by jonathanbarker Written Feb 26, 2011

    Local bus travel in and around Reading is provided by Reading Buses (operated by Reading Borough Council and Reading Transport Limited)

    Groups of Routes (to each area) are colour coded, purple for the main line route 17, yellow and red for Southcote and Calcot etc.

    All the buses are modern vehicles with low floor easy accessiblity.

    Fares for single journeys are currently £1.70, a day ticket costs £3.80, a weekly £13.00, all available from the driver, but EXACT money in cash is required, no change is given).

    Monthly, quarterly and annual tickets are also available from the Travel Centre in the Broad Street Mall.
    Buses run from approximately 06.00 - 23.15 Monday to Saturday, 09.00 - 23.00 Sunday.

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    getting there

    by uglyscot Updated Apr 15, 2009

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    Reading Station
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    Getting to Reading is easy. From London take a Great Western train from Paddington . Reading is the first stop, about half an hour away.
    Trains run at 30 minute intervals and are comfortable and fast, though booking a seat can be advisable.

    By Road
    The M4 is the road to take from London or S Wales, and feeder roads from places like Oxford. Usually the M4 is busy but very much so as you approach Reading [and Bristol from the south]. I always know I'm in the vicinity when I see the Ecotricity wind turbine.

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    Getting There Cheaply!

    by johngayton Updated Apr 13, 2009

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    Reading Station Frontage

    Reading is a very easy place to get to by train; being on the main line from London Paddington to the West Country and also on the Cross Country line between Oxford and Guildford/Basingstoke.

    The station is on the edge of the town centre with the main shopping areas and the Oracle shopping centre, with its riverside restaurants, about 5 minutes walk.

    Reading is also useful for getting the RailAir bus connection to Heathrow Airport and also has direct trains to Gatwick.

    Reading is a very busy commuter station and whilst peak-time travel is quite expensive there are some very good deals available from First Great Western for off-peak travel if booked in advance - website below:

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    OYBike - rent and ride.

    by johngayton Updated Apr 13, 2009

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    OY Bikes at Reading Station

    Reading is a fairly compact city and built pretty much on the flat and so is ideal for cycling to get around. A relatively recent initiative has been the introduction of the OY Bike rental system whereby you can pick up a bike at one of several locations around the city using your mobile telephone.

    The conspicuous canary yellow bikes are tethered to their docking stations and require a pin code to release them. This can be obtained by phoning the call centre and then when returned to any docking station a further pin code is given which must be called in again thus ending the hire period. You need to register in advance (online or by phone) to use the bikes and provide credit or debit card details.

    The charges are simple: 2 GBP an hour for up to three hours or 8 GBP per day and the first 30 minutes is in fact FREE - which is ideal if you only need to make a shortish journey and there is a docking station near your destination.

    There are some pleasant cycle routes around the city and especially along the canal or the River Thames and so look out for the canary yellow bikes!

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    The RailAir Service to Heathrow

    by johngayton Written Jan 24, 2008

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    RailAir Bus At Reading Station

    This is a sortof multi-tasking, all-singing, all-dancing transportation tip in that it encompasses getting to and from Reading and whilst by bus is in fact the link between the National Rail Network and Heathrow Airport.

    The RailAir service to Heathrow from Reading Railway Station is a dedicated, non-stop bus service leaving Reading approximately every 20 minutes during the day with an average journey time of 40 minutes. The service is easy to use, reliable, stops at all terminals and has ample luggage-carrying capacity. The 14 pounds GBP single fare is a bit on the pricey side but as part of a rail ticket can actually be quite reasonable especially for off-peak journeys (2nd website).

    Tickets can be purchased online, at staffed railway stations or on the day at the RailAir lounge at Reading or office at Heathrow and are usually valid for any service on the day of travel.

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    Railair.

    by mwe Updated Jun 4, 2007
    Railair Bus Stop. October 5th, 1993.

    Railair is a coach service linking rail passengers (mainly from western England, Wales, the West Midlands and NW England) to London Heathrow Airport.
    As Heathrow is Located 15 miles west of central London, Reading offers the best fast train service between Heathrow and the western half of Britain.

    This is the 293rd tip on my site!

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    Get here fast

    by dejavu2gb Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    Reading Train Station

    First Great Western trains run regular services from London Paddington, with the journey time about 30 minutes (fast trains).

    Thames Trains also do the route with stops along the way to reading.

    You can also get the Southwest Train, from Waterloo Station, the journey takes about an hour and twenty minutes.

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    Bus to/from London Heathrow Airport

    by easyoar Written Jan 22, 2005

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    RailAir Coaches at Reading Station

    These buses/coaches leave from reading Railway Station and go direct to London Heathrow Airport (Terminals 1, 2 and 3) many times a day.

    The buses currently depart every 20 minutes during the day, Mondays to Fridays.
    Then at weekends and early weekday mornings and evenings, the coaches depart every 30 minutes.

    Your best bet is to see the attached website however.

    Singles currently cost £11, day returns £12.50 and returns for up to one month cost £18.50 so it isn't especially cheap.

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    Getting to Reading by Train

    by easyoar Written Dec 13, 2004

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    Reading Main Line Railway station

    Reading has a very good railway station that is on the West Coast line (to Wales and Cornwall). London Paddington is about 25 minutes away, and virtually every fast train out of London Paddington stops at Reading (first stop).

    There is also a crap line that goes to London Waterloo, but this is best avoided as it takes over an hour that way!

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    Virgin trains to Birmingham

    by Galahad Written Jan 21, 2004

    5th October 2001 Virgin trains have introduced a new service with brand new rolling stock from Birmingham, via Oxford, to Reading. Currently there is a train approx. every 90 minutes, but as more rolling stock becomes available the service will increase to hourly.

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    Reading is well served by rail...

    by SMeeds Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Reading is well served by rail and road. Brunel's 'GWR' runs through Reading from London Paddington. There is also a line to London Waterloo (much slower). On the road, the M4 runs close by and the M40 isn't far away either, nor is the M3. Be aware however that the traffic in Reading is terrible, and the parking is neither cheap nor easy. There is a park and ride scheme from the cinema in Winnersh - get off the M4 at junction 10 and head for Reading. Leave at the next junction on the A329M. If you arrive by air to Heathrow, take the 'Railair' bus to Reading - it's a great service and leaves all terminals every half an hour.
    You can drive around Reading, but its not at all easy for the visitor. Try walking, cycling, and using the buses. If all else fails, use a taxi.

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    Christmas Congestion

    by mariegriffiths Written Mar 20, 2003

    It is impractical drive into Reading and park at Christmas time. Give yourself about an hour to do this. You are better off taking the car to the out of town park and ride schemes, parking for free, and then taking the subsidised bus into town. Beware though the service stops about 4:30pm Even though the shops stay open till 8:00pm.

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    Road

    by Imbi Written Jan 10, 2003

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    The M4 motorway linking London to Bristol, South Wales and the South West of England runs South of the Town. Further South, the M3 motorway provides a link to the South Coast. Heading North, the M40 motorway gives access to Birmingham and the M1 and M6 routes. There is a regular coach service from the Railway Station to Heathrow Airport

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