Green park station/south Reading station

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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by dizzynewheights » 15 Jul 2019 09:01

It's a mile as the crow flies so unless you can walk through buildings and don't mind wading through a brook or two it'll be a fair bit more than that plus you'll have several thousand people edging their way out of ground it front of you. Ergo, it ain't gonna be a 15 minute stroll.

Also, it's going to be an additional stop on an existing line, and whilst I'm no expert on the railways 'sticking on a few extra trains' isn't as easy as it might sound.
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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by PieEater » 15 Jul 2019 09:33

I can't see it winning over the bus, the F1 loading and getting to the station takes less than 20mins. It would take you 30-40 mins to get to Rdg Station if you walked to the new Green Park station.

Except when we play Newcastle and the bus loading goes to shit or midweek when there's a sell out and the road grid lock.

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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by John Smith » 16 Jul 2019 14:25

PieEater I can't see it winning over the bus, the F1 loading and getting to the station takes less than 20mins. It would take you 30-40 mins to get to Rdg Station if you walked to the new Green Park station.

Except when we play Newcastle and the bus loading goes to shit or midweek when there's a sell out and the road grid lock.

The bus lanes on the A33 out of town are nearly done now. I reckon the bus journey will be sub-15mins next season. Beer we go!!

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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by Jerry St Clair » 16 Jul 2019 15:37

Would this be the shortest route?

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7391807

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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by Platypuss » 16 Jul 2019 15:44

Jerry St Clair Would this be the shortest route?

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7391807


There's now a new road going across the top of that "u" shape - joining in to the roundabout,


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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by Jerry St Clair » 17 Jul 2019 14:20

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Jerry St Clair Would this be the shortest route?

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7391807


There's now a new road going across the top of that "u" shape - joining in to the roundabout,


In which case, 0.82 miles from Kirtons bridge to the stadium bus stops. Or a 15 minute stroll. Eminently usable and convenient for most.

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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by John Madejski's Wallet » 04 Aug 2019 21:55

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Jerry St Clair Would this be the shortest route?

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7391807


There's now a new road going across the top of that "u" shape - joining in to the roundabout,

Ooh is there going to be a proper cut through from kirton's farm road to Green Park and A33?

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Re: Green park station/south Reading station

by Forbury Lion » 05 Aug 2019 12:51

PieEater I can't see it winning over the bus, the F1 loading and getting to the station takes less than 20mins. It would take you 30-40 mins to get to Rdg Station if you walked to the new Green Park station.
Might be an option for those travelling to/from Basingstoke on the train, but unless it's cheaper than the bus (unlikely), I can't see anyone favoring this if it's one service every 15 minutes or so.

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