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“Great, clean and modern”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Reading Station

Reading Station
Ranked #3 of 87 things to do in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great, clean and modern”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I really like the updated railway station, it looks clean and modern.

The food stands are a bit pricey but that's to be expected.

Toilets are usually of an acceptable standard and there are lots of cash points.

Visited June 2014
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“Great customer service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

l arrived after a 45 minute flight delay into Gatwick had caused me problems. Due to it I missed my booked train connection and the service staff in purple helped me out. Spoke to the train manager on the next train and made a phone call for me .
The Queen is officially opening the new station next month.




Visited June 2014
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Trophy Club, Texas
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“Great station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The station was somewhat under construction when I went through it but was still easy to navigate. There is a information desk immediately in front of you when you walk in which is very helpful. There are ticket counters with clerks but the lines were kind of long so I opted for the machines after asking the info desk for the route I wanted to take.

NOTE: If you want to use your credit card in the ticket machines, it must have a chip in it. Mine did not so I had to use cash. Also, if you pre-purchased tickets on the internet, you have to use your credit card to redeem them at the ticket machine and again, you need a chip. The online ticket purchases were a bit cheaper and you have the benefit of taking time to learn the options offered.

There are a few little convenience stores so you can get a cup of coffee or quick snack including a Starbucks when you go up the escalators to the upper platforms.

As a solo traveler I felt very safe and comfortable in the station and on the trains, which were extremely nice (compared to US Amtrak trains)

Visited March 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Hassle free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

What a great train station! Modern, clearly signposted and helpful staff. A few lovely places to grab a bite to eat and a coffee too - don't miss tutti frutti ice cream!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Helpful Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Even though the new station was under construction the staff at the gates were very helpful and informative.

Visited May 2014
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